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Addendum: Fine Under Obsessive Jean Patou Collecting

  1. Form follows function

    by , 12th April 2017 at 01:44 AM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
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    Who doesn't love a good functional fragrance?

    Anyway, The Eau from NIVEA , pictured above with items in the gift set. I am enjoying the concept aesthetic.The little white tin feels niche ... functional niche in that the packaging is overtly clever and design. As is the round, white ceramic purse spray (?) (30ml) which is appealing and quite thoroughly functional, albeit statementy.
    The scent is a surprisingly well put-together MUGUET ...
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  2. The World Stockpile of Patou 1000

    by , 6th January 2017 at 05:15 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
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    Well, I'm wearing it today. Madame Mille. It comes as a huge relief since I have been hoarding it for several years and I have more than just the above stash to show for it. I bought a 2 oz bottle that popped up on Ebay because a certain someone, namely Le Mouchoir de Monsieur insisted that it was an "important" bottle...whatever that means....I have a vast stash of the Eaux as well, de Toilette, de Parfum, the works. . It is the scent that Le

    Updated 9th January 2017 at 01:02 PM by Fleurine

    From the boxes in my closet , Vintage Jean Patou
  3. the vintage dream perfume arrived....

    by , 5th November 2015 at 08:22 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
    This post from 2008, by seattlelight, sort of sums up my feelings towards this scent as well...
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    Quarry - that's the one I purchased! Thank you for posting those photos! Now you can all have a better look at what I tried to describe. If I wasn't so unskilled with the computer, I could have just posted photos instead of all those words!

    The top was on the bottle fairly tight - I presume from the seller taking precautions about spillage. I opened the bottle immediately last night

    Updated 5th November 2015 at 08:49 PM by Fleurine

  4. the vintage dream perfume arrived....

    by , 5th November 2015 at 08:21 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
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    I posted awhile back with a question - if you spotted your vintage dream perfume for $95 at an antique store - couldn't sniff if, don't know the concentration, just had to go by the outside package - would you purchase?

    The overwhelming majority of people said "absolutely yes".

    Yesterday evening, returning home after running errands, I received the package. Placed in a styrofoam peanuts filled box, I find a bubble wrapped square. The bubble wrap comes
  5. The Scent Crush

    by , 2nd November 2015 at 05:49 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
    This was a scent I would (most likely) never have chosen on my own. Too rare. Too obscure. Even I would probably not have run across It left to my own devices. Still, a classic vintage from a classic house...a dainty light green chypre with citrus, iris and mimosa, over a simple yet classic ambery base. Sheer at first, but with some backbone. A fine upstanding *young lady's* scent ...The air of a morning stroll along Madison Ave, in Mid march 1965, wearing a matching ivory skirt suit and gloves. ...

    Updated 2nd November 2015 at 06:32 PM by Fleurine

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