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Addendum: Fine Under Obsessive Jean Patou Collecting

  1. The World Stockpile of Patou 1000

    by , 6th January 2017 at 06:15 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 02:02 PM by Fleurine

    From the boxes in my closet , Vintage Jean Patou
  2. 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

    Updated 5th November 2015 at 09:49 PM by Fleurine

  3. 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
  4. 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

  5. That One Green Chypre

    by , 31st December 2013 at 09:12 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
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Size:  13.9 KB 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 ...
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