Coty L'Aimant?

    Coty L'Aimant?

    post #1 of 4
    Thread Starter 
    If I have vintage Chanel N 5, do I really need a bottle of vintage L'Aimant? They are very similar, after all, and while I like and enjoy powdery, aldehydic florals, it's not my favourite fragrance family. I keep talking myself out of buying this full bottle that no one else seems to want, but I can't quite let it go either!

    Thoughts? Comparisons?
    post #2 of 4
    If I were you, I'd get it! But then, I have been obsessed with getting the vintage classics - even ones I don't love. I have both Chanel No. 5 and L'Aimant and while in the same family, I don't think they're very similar. Hope that helps (or at least helps you spend money!).
    post #3 of 4
    L'Aimant is very, very nice, and inexpensive. I've had it, and wouldn't mind owning it again.
    Get it!
    post #4 of 4
    Thread Starter 
    Right, I bought it. It's a full 50ml splash bottle of EdC with a red silk bow attached to the neck, comes with a little gold cardboard presentation stand and a clear plastic box/lid, and judging by the packaging and the tags, I'm guessing it's a 50's/60's-era formulation. This is similar, but not exactly the same (mine never came with talcum powder, obviously, and there are slight differences in the bottle and presentation). I paid about 15$. I will try to take a few photos in the next few days.

    The similarity to N 5 isn't as great as I thought, although the opening and basenotes really are very similar. Overall, L'Aimant seems softer, warmer and less austere than N 5 to my nose, and I think it will turn out to be much more wearable for me. Also, the sillage and so far the lasting power of vintage L'Aimant EdC is more or less equal to vintage N 5 EdP - quite impressive! I'm very pleased with it.
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    4/7/10 at 2:44pm

    Pimpinett said:



    If I have vintage Chanel N 5, do I really need a bottle of vintage L'Aimant? They are very similar, after all, and while I like and enjoy powdery, aldehydic florals, it's not my favourite fragrance family. I keep talking myself out of buying this full bottle that no one else seems to want, but I can't quite let it go either!

    Thoughts? Comparisons?

    4/10/10 at 1:47am

    msveronica9 said:



    If I were you, I'd get it! But then, I have been obsessed with getting the vintage classics - even ones I don't love. I have both Chanel No. 5 and L'Aimant and while in the same family, I don't think they're very similar. Hope that helps (or at least helps you spend money!).

    4/11/10 at 3:15am

    Madame du Barry said:



    L'Aimant is very, very nice, and inexpensive. I've had it, and wouldn't mind owning it again.
    Get it!

    4/16/10 at 2:12pm

    Pimpinett said:



    Right, I bought it. It's a full 50ml splash bottle of EdC with a red silk bow attached to the neck, comes with a little gold cardboard presentation stand and a clear plastic box/lid, and judging by the packaging and the tags, I'm guessing it's a 50's/60's-era formulation. This is similar, but not exactly the same (mine never came with talcum powder, obviously, and there are slight differences in the bottle and presentation). I paid about 15$. I will try to take a few photos in the next few days.

    The similarity to N 5 isn't as great as I thought, although the opening and basenotes really are very similar. Overall, L'Aimant seems softer, warmer and less austere than N 5 to my nose, and I think it will turn out to be much more wearable for me. Also, the sillage and so far the lasting power of vintage L'Aimant EdC is more or less equal to vintage N 5 EdP - quite impressive! I'm very pleased with it.