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  1. the vintage dream perfume arrived....

    by , 5th November 2015 at 09:22 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
    This post from 2008, by seattlelight, sort of sums up my feelings towards this scent as well...
    Quote Originally Posted by seattlelight View Post
    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
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    Updated 5th November 2015 at 09:49 PM by Fleurine

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  2. the vintage dream perfume arrived....

    by , 5th November 2015 at 09:21 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
    Quote Originally Posted by seattlelight View Post
    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
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  3. The Scent Crush

    by , 2nd November 2015 at 06:49 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 07:32 PM by Fleurine

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  4. That One Green Chypre

    by , 31st December 2013 at 09:12 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
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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 ...
  5. August and Everything After...

    by , 11th August 2012 at 05:57 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)

    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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