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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
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
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.
And Chanel No. 5, on an incredible retro sleeper train, of course.
Updated 3rd November 2011 at 03:37 PM by Fleurine
Very nostalgic this week. Another high school memory.
Another wardrobe selection...and my favorite candied floral bomb. Fracas. For those of you unfamiliar with it: The notes are bergamot, mandarin, hyacinth, tuberose, gardenia, jasmine, lily of the valley, jonquil, violet, neroli, rose, orange blossom, iris, musk, vetiver, cedar and sandalwood.
I originally purchased this out of curiosity (both this and Boudoir) because a bizarre mentor