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  1. Deep Dive Part II - A Closer Look at Chanel Japan

    In a recent post we focused on a 1970s vintage Chanel that was purchased in Japan. It was distributed under license by Liebermann Waelchli and Co., which served as exclusive agent for Chanel in Japan for a bit over 10 years, from 1969 to 1980. I mentioned that the LW name (rendered in katakana) on a Chanel fragrance is an almost sure indication that the item was produced during that timeframe. In other words, Liebermann Waelchli on the packaging = '70s vintage (roughly speaking).

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    Updated 6th April 2020 at 04:18 AM by roro

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  2. A deep dive into a 1970s vintage Chanel

    If you have a largish collection of perfumes, especially one too big for everything to be kept out on display, chances are you've misplaced an item from time to time. It's happened to me more than once. In fact, right now I'm trying to figure out what became of an old spray bottle of Chanel No.5 eau de parfum in a goldtone metal case. I sure do want to find that thing.

    Sometimes it works the other way, and you rediscover an item you sort of forgot you had. This happened today as I
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    Updated 28th March 2020 at 08:49 AM by roro

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  3. Eau Libre by Yves Saint Laurent

    Unlike M7, a more recent and better-known flop from the house of Yves Saint Laurent, Eau Libre never did achieve the status of cult classic. I've had limited success finding information on Eau Libre online, which could simply be a function of the fact that it dropped in the mid-1970s and may only barely have survived the decade. I think it's a possibility that had the internet not existed, M7 might have passed quietly from the scene in similar fashion, largely forgotten. But enough about that; let's ...

    Updated 20th May 2020 at 07:36 AM by roro

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  4. Chanel No.5 for the purse (dab)

    I'm posting this to give people a closer look at a recent purchase.

    So, what would drive me to buy more No.5 extrait? It's not like I was hurting for supply, and this example, which appeared to date to the 1980s, didn't look to be particularly rare. Still, there were a few things that caught my eye.

    The box was still in cellophane when I bought it, which meant there was some question as to what was inside. I knew it was a dab bottle, since there was no indication that ...

    Updated 6th August 2019 at 06:57 AM by roro

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