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  1. That One Green Chypre

    by , 31st December 2013 at 08:12 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 ...
  2. The notes of spring...

    by , 20th April 2012 at 06:48 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)

    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
  3. What is it about perfume and trains?

    by , 2nd November 2011 at 04:52 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)

    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.

    Any thoughts?

    Updated 3rd November 2011 at 03:37 PM by Fleurine

  4. SOTD - Wednesday 28 Sept 2011

    by , 29th September 2011 at 02:35 AM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
    Very nostalgic this week. Another high school memory.

  5. From the box in my wardrobe...

    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
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