Vintage scents, $$$, and Basenotes now

    Vintage scents, $$$, and Basenotes now

    post #1 of 4
    Thread Starter 

    This is a tangent on the thread discussing Basenotes before 2010.

     

    One things that's changed for sure over the last 5 years: the prices of vintage on decant and auction sites. Basically, now you get 7.5ml for the price what it used to cost for an ounce. Let's not even talk about rarities such as Tabac Blond or Cuir de Russie. Deals are fewer and farther in between. The frenzy triggered by the IFRA cleaned up the place, as people who own oldies realized what they had. Also, exclusives lines are all marked up like crazy, the upper $300s is becoming common.

     

    What I loved about the "older" Basenotes were threads and reviews that did some "archaeological" research. Notably I remember Larimar posting on pre-Freysse, Daltroff Carons: fascinating stuff, but there is a definitely a smaller and smaller pool of people who can engage with that kind of talk.

     

    So maybe one has to accept that some things cannot be the same anymore. I would still hope that Basenotes will make its readers demanding of bold, original, out of the mainstream scents. One condition for that is getting out of the rigid gender and age paradigms. Dudes from MFD, I can assure you Habanita and Cabochard can make you sexy as hell.

    post #2 of 4

    Having started after 2010, I can only dream of when moss was all around and vintage easy to find. I have never even tried acquiring vintage Guerlain or Chanel extraits, so great are their prices (a handful of other brands can occasionally appear).

     

    All we can do now, perhaps, is go to Versailles, skip the palace, and smell the strips at the  Osmotheque.

     

    cacio

    post #3 of 4

    I agree with cacio - plus, even if you can find the oldies, they may not be in very good condition.

    Exciting things are happening out there!

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    Originally Posted by lpp View Post

    plus, even if you can find the oldies, they may not be in very good condition.
    Very true.
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    8/7/13 at 4:55pm

    jblanch1 said:



    This is a tangent on the thread discussing Basenotes before 2010.

     

    One things that's changed for sure over the last 5 years: the prices of vintage on decant and auction sites. Basically, now you get 7.5ml for the price what it used to cost for an ounce. Let's not even talk about rarities such as Tabac Blond or Cuir de Russie. Deals are fewer and farther in between. The frenzy triggered by the IFRA cleaned up the place, as people who own oldies realized what they had. Also, exclusives lines are all marked up like crazy, the upper $300s is becoming common.

     

    What I loved about the "older" Basenotes were threads and reviews that did some "archaeological" research. Notably I remember Larimar posting on pre-Freysse, Daltroff Carons: fascinating stuff, but there is a definitely a smaller and smaller pool of people who can engage with that kind of talk.

     

    So maybe one has to accept that some things cannot be the same anymore. I would still hope that Basenotes will make its readers demanding of bold, original, out of the mainstream scents. One condition for that is getting out of the rigid gender and age paradigms. Dudes from MFD, I can assure you Habanita and Cabochard can make you sexy as hell.

    8/7/13 at 8:24pm

    cacio said:



    Having started after 2010, I can only dream of when moss was all around and vintage easy to find. I have never even tried acquiring vintage Guerlain or Chanel extraits, so great are their prices (a handful of other brands can occasionally appear).

     

    All we can do now, perhaps, is go to Versailles, skip the palace, and smell the strips at the  Osmotheque.

     

    cacio

    8/8/13 at 2:08am

    lpp said:



    I agree with cacio - plus, even if you can find the oldies, they may not be in very good condition.

    Exciting things are happening out there!

    8/9/13 at 3:40pm

    hednic said:



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lpp View Post

    plus, even if you can find the oldies, they may not be in very good condition.
    Very true.