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  1. meganbolt's Avatar
    Well I really appreciate your thoughts about your mother and in fact everybody has the same feelings you have just described here but equating her love and affection which are attributed only to almighty lord is just unfair. I would say that it is God who puts that level of compassion into parent’s heart for their child.
    Updated Yesterday at 10:11 AM by meganbolt (more detailing)
  2. HouseOfPhlegethon's Avatar
    I didn't realize I would generate so much buzz, about a somewhat "morbid" topic. I'm glad I've initiated some "food for thought" on this topic. If I'd more friends, relatives, or loved ones, I probably wouldn't have given much thought to all of this.
  3. kirtikhan45698's Avatar
    i am ready to find it so many people to new year wishes
  4. ClockworkAlice's Avatar
    To be cremated doused in Bapteme de Feu would be really symbolic! (I have not tried this, but the name, the name!)
    I am pretty young and I'll hopefully live many more years, but shit happens and no one knows their day and hour of death. In case of untimely death my mom will get all my fragrances and it's up to her what to do with it. I guess she would keep the ones she likes to remind her of me and others would go to my cousins or aunts if they like something or would be donated. But I do not have that much anyway - my books and Magic the Gathering cards take more space and are worth more than my fragrances.
  5. Hazel5's Avatar
    I never thought about this! I'm lucky, my daughter shares at least 50% of my enthusiasm (so that's a lot, and I'm hoping to cultivate to a full 100%) so she'll get everything. But if anyone has any specific requests, I'm happy to oblige with written instructions, to be carried out post mortem LOL. (NCal, I suspect you might want my Tihota! ) And come to think of it, I'd like to be cremated doused in a favorite. Maybe Baptême de Feu!
  6. HouseOfPhlegethon's Avatar
    Actually, I'm not sure what I'll have left in the future, as I'm culling full bottles, every seasonal rotation. I'm sure I have something some Basenoters may like. We'll see. I don't plan on dying anytime soon, LOL. Who knows - perhaps in the near future I'll meet a "local" with interests in perfume... Okay. That, is probably not happening; not to the degree we all have here, for the love of fragrances...
  7. Zealot Crusader's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ClockworkAlice
    Thank you for this great and informative series. The question "what exactly is a fougere?" has been bothering me for months, and now, while still a little bit confused, I feel like I made several more steps into the light - thanks to you.
    I do enjoy reading your insightful and informative comments, reviews, articles and blog posts a lot, I hope you have as much or even more joy writing them.
    Thank you! I do enjoy them, but also at the same time they can consume me so I take periodic steps back.
  8. ClockworkAlice's Avatar
    Thank you for this great and informative series. The question "what exactly is a fougere?" has been bothering me for months, and now, while still a little bit confused, I feel like I made several more steps into the light - thanks to you.
    I do enjoy reading your insightful and informative comments, reviews, articles and blog posts a lot, I hope you have as much or even more joy writing them.
  9. N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer's Avatar
    Instructions to your husband to send them to your fellow friends on Basenotes?

    I hope to keep the collection small, even with the many backups, but something that won't burden my family since none of them share the enthusiasm that I have for fragrances.
  10. Bavard's Avatar
    HoP - Please give your husband explicit instructions to send them all to me.

    Mine would be divided three ways among the three people I live with. They would probably just share them. They would feel free to sell any online that they didn't like, that they thought would get good money, etc. It's all in good fun.
  11. HouseOfPhlegethon's Avatar
    Thank you, for sharing!

    I honestly wish I had someone to leave all my fragrant beauties. I suppose, if the time comes, and I'm gone before my husband, he will most likely donate my bottles. Me, being on the-other-side, won't really care. Perhaps in the future, I may find someone here on Basenotes, to leave my collection. Who knows...
  12. Earlyn's Avatar
    I'm taking it all with me! In the box it goes. No, seriously, we buried my mother in the most exquisite WWII silk kimono. Joked that she and my dad in his dress blues would be the best dressed couple at the eternal ball. Also buried with jewelry on and a lifetime worth of birthday and anniversary cards and their pets' ashes. Still, wish I had that kimono now.

    I've thought about this a lot lately so I'm doing my best to catalog and communicate to my children what they might do with my collections of things. I'm writing notes about where pieces of jewelry came from if it came from a family member. As I share this information with them I always stress that I would never expect them to feel they need to keep something instead of selling if they didn't really want it. Some interests we share and some we don't. After dealing with the burden of sorting through my parents' 5 bedroom house stuffed full of too many things I decided I don't want to physically or mentally burden my children, spouse, or others. Heaven forbid we should have to move through life with all the trappings of generations before.

    Swedish Death Cleaning is trending, and not because people are morbid, but because times have changed and younger people don't want all the linens and china and furniture and on and on. With a perfume collection the ones that are probably most meaningful are the ones that mark shared occasions. This is the one I wore when you were little, this is the one I wore on our wedding day, this is the one I wore throughout my college years.... I think having these kinds of discussions openly and finding out what those shared moments are will guide you in perhaps selecting a few fragrances to pass on to the significant people in your life if others get liquidated.

    My Dad has been gone 20 years, but I still have the gray shirt he would wear in the shop and it still has some faint traces of smoke and wood and him, and of course Old Spice will always be a reminder of him. My vintage obsession began when I inherited my mother's Emeraude, Chanel No. 5, and Ecusson. When I smell her Ecusson I can see her coming down the stairs in a tight fuchsia dress, with shell jewelry and black heels, her dark and wavy hair cropped short and a small gray curl laying just above her eyebrows. I love that I have such ready access to this part of her and hope I never finish that bottle.

    So I'll let others take what is meaningful to them, and maybe I'll take just that one bottle of Ecusson with me, and my dad's shirt, and I'll meet them at the party. Either that or I'll get cremated and put into a factice.
  13. RoRo's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by HouseOfPhlegethon
    What a unique find! I know I've never seen one before.
    Thanks for the comment!
    You mean a "flacon pour le sac", or just this particular type?

    I dug up a couple of pics of the older, all-metal version. It feels a bit primitive compared to the metal-skinned one, but there's a certain charm in that.







    My jewel in the "pour le sac" series is an early No.19 spray. Even the canister is metal! I have never pressed the nozzle -- too afraid.


  14. HouseOfPhlegethon's Avatar
    What a unique find! I know I've never seen on before.



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