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This is the minimalist blog that I keep for no apparent reason. Maybe someday I will figure out why.

  1. That One Green Chypre

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ID:	23989 When I first came to BN, I really didn't care for them. The Chypres. The mossiness was sort of a dealbreaker for me. Just too old lady. But as I collected vintage bottles, interspersed with occasional trips to retail establishments, I began to notice when the restricted ingredients weren't there, and I missed moss and clove and everything else. In spite of myself, I started appreciating and even liking the retro chypres. Vintage Chantilly, vintage 1000, Arpege, and ...
  2. August and Everything After...


    The end of the summer drenches me with longing and nostalgia every year. The saying goodbye to a summer crush when you both have to go back to different schools in September. Packing up the summer clothes, and pulling out the warm ones. The days growing shorter with school pressures and anxieties mounting. The first cold breeze in late August.
    My summer scents for this time of year, are, this year:
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  3. The notes of spring...


    Maybe it's just me but those green springy florals are calling to me. Notes like hyacinth, lily of the valley, lilac, box greens and many more...from the back of my closet out comes>>>
    (Untitled) Martin Margiela
    Vintage Vent Vert (Balmain)
    No. 19 (Chanel)
    Laura Ashley No. 1
    Vintage Muguet de Bois (Coty)
    Lily of the Valley (Penhaligon's)
    Lily of the Valley
    ...
  4. What is it about perfume and trains?



    What is it about a woman on a train that makes a perfume so attractive?

    Here's the new Angel ad...simply stunning, on a futuristic high speed train.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gy994PWfKw

    And Chanel No. 5, on an incredible retro sleeper train, of course.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ljQDJ4EILc

    Any thoughts?
    ...

    Updated 3rd November 2011 at 04:37 PM by Fleurine

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  5. SOTD - Wednesday 28 Sept 2011

    Very nostalgic this week. Another high school memory.

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