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    Here, I reshare some thoughts from July, 2009.

    ...I get the idea of "old lady" clothes...frumpy, sexless items that forget the pleasures of the senses....but "Old Lady Perfume?" The mere act of applying scent is an acknowledgement of the sensual....

    Once, buying good perfume was a right of passage, when a girl asserted her "grownup-ness" by buying a serious fragrance. But, now, femininity in fragrance is girlishness. And, yes, One meaning of Feminine is Girlish. But, there's another.

    Womanly.

    "Old Lady Perfume" rules. It has no use for candy coatings.

    "Old Lady Perfume" would kick your ass, but "Old Lady Perfume" is far too elegant to be so vulgar.

    So, Old Lady lovers....what brings you here? Do you collect vintage formulations, historic scents? Do you love a beautiful fragrance that has stood the test of time? Maybe you want to share your latest find from ebay or a local flea market! This is the place!
    post #2 of 5
    What brings me here is that I love perfumes like Joy, Bal A Versaille, L'heure Bleue and new perfumes that smell old; perfumes like Amouage's Lyric Woman, Gold for Women and Fredrick Malle's En Passant. I'm so pleased that there's a group on this website that shares my passion and my taste in perfumes.
    post #3 of 5
    While I'm definitely not old fashioned, I love old fashioned scents - i.e. L'Heure Bleue, Shalimar and so on. There is a reason why they have withstood time.
    post #4 of 5
    Hello everyone! My first post on BaseNotes ever, but I've been a longtime lurker. I love the idea of an "old lady perfume" section. I've only ever been an old lady perfume type. My first scent memories are of my grandmother in loads of Youth Dew--delicious! I'd be wearing it today if my husband would let me.
    My first perfume was Emeraude. In the eighties, with my friends reeking of Giorgio et al., I was the powdery grandma...and still am today(only the vintage stuff, though). However, most days I can be found in Guerlain. I love Jicky, Chamade and Mitsouko. My current favorite is Sous le Vent. I've finished a rather large decant and just received my full bottle last week, so we're in our honeymoon phase...
    post #5 of 5
    At the ripe old age of 57, I find myself more and more annoyed by the callow youth dissing the classic perfumes that I love (and wear!)
    The reason Mitsouko has been around for a century is because it is a masterpiece, a classic, beloved by generations of women (of all ages).
    I cannot see many new releases that I expect to be selling in a hundred years!

    Old lady and very pleased with my treasures - Vent Vert, Mitsouko, Shalimar, Bellogdia, Youth Dew!

    reine
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    10/10/09 at 5:40pm

    YouCanCallMeMo said:



    Here, I reshare some thoughts from July, 2009.

    ...I get the idea of "old lady" clothes...frumpy, sexless items that forget the pleasures of the senses....but "Old Lady Perfume?" The mere act of applying scent is an acknowledgement of the sensual....

    Once, buying good perfume was a right of passage, when a girl asserted her "grownup-ness" by buying a serious fragrance. But, now, femininity in fragrance is girlishness. And, yes, One meaning of Feminine is Girlish. But, there's another.

    Womanly.

    "Old Lady Perfume" rules. It has no use for candy coatings.

    "Old Lady Perfume" would kick your ass, but "Old Lady Perfume" is far too elegant to be so vulgar.

    So, Old Lady lovers....what brings you here? Do you collect vintage formulations, historic scents? Do you love a beautiful fragrance that has stood the test of time? Maybe you want to share your latest find from ebay or a local flea market! This is the place!

    2/19/10 at 4:44pm

    Guest said:



    What brings me here is that I love perfumes like Joy, Bal A Versaille, L'heure Bleue and new perfumes that smell old; perfumes like Amouage's Lyric Woman, Gold for Women and Fredrick Malle's En Passant. I'm so pleased that there's a group on this website that shares my passion and my taste in perfumes.

    2/20/10 at 2:44am

    Madame du Barry said:



    While I'm definitely not old fashioned, I love old fashioned scents - i.e. L'Heure Bleue, Shalimar and so on. There is a reason why they have withstood time.

    4/2/10 at 1:20pm

    schell said:



    Hello everyone! My first post on BaseNotes ever, but I've been a longtime lurker. I love the idea of an "old lady perfume" section. I've only ever been an old lady perfume type. My first scent memories are of my grandmother in loads of Youth Dew--delicious! I'd be wearing it today if my husband would let me.
    My first perfume was Emeraude. In the eighties, with my friends reeking of Giorgio et al., I was the powdery grandma...and still am today(only the vintage stuff, though). However, most days I can be found in Guerlain. I love Jicky, Chamade and Mitsouko. My current favorite is Sous le Vent. I've finished a rather large decant and just received my full bottle last week, so we're in our honeymoon phase...

    4/3/10 at 6:31am

    reine said:



    At the ripe old age of 57, I find myself more and more annoyed by the callow youth dissing the classic perfumes that I love (and wear!)
    The reason Mitsouko has been around for a century is because it is a masterpiece, a classic, beloved by generations of women (of all ages).
    I cannot see many new releases that I expect to be selling in a hundred years!

    Old lady and very pleased with my treasures - Vent Vert, Mitsouko, Shalimar, Bellogdia, Youth Dew!

    reine





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