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    Howdy, stranger! Lovely to see you again.
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    Well, would you like to be my first new friend of the newly established old basenotes? I just have to figure out how to do it ...crazy the things you can forget how to do in a few months, huh?
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    Patricia, can you please respond to me PMs?
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    Patricia I sent you a PM regarding Fleur d'Oranger 27, please let me know as soon as possible.
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    I find it somewhat common in it's current status. Houbigant is *NOT* what it should be--in the genre I much prefer "Ombre Rose." You should smell the MESS they package and sell as "Fougere Royale" -- common as mud.
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    I tried Sous Le Vent recently, courtesy of Larimar. I liked it a lot, but it just seemed too weak / expensive. I'd have to apply like it's an EdC. Derby is like SLVs rougher brother - stronger and grungier. More my thing.

    I can barely recognize Mitsouko as a chypre, so who am I to say? I'm still in perfume grade school. The classic Guerlain chypres are so soft and "Guerlainic" that I have trouble recognizing the structure, I suppose. Now Chamade, SLV and Derby - those are pretty obvious, even to me. Have you tried Chamade?
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    Oops - double post.
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    Chypres have become my thing lately. I can't get enough of them! I'm probably going to end up getting a bee of Derby before long - I may try to get a split going for a 1000ml if I can find the motivation.

    Wait - VdN is a chypre? I thought it was sort of an oriental with an aldehydic opening. It seems very soft and sweet for a chypre, not that I'm an expert.
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    You're wearing VdN! I just happened to check my SoTD and saw you at the top of the list. Which one? Coincidentally, I just got a bottle of the parfum - a tester. I just discovered it recently - another drop-dead gorgeous JG composition...

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The World Stockpile of Patou 1000

by Fleurine on 6th January 2017 at 06:15 PM


Well, I'm wearing it today. Madame Mille. It comes as a huge relief since I have been hoarding it for several years and I have more than just the above stash to show for it. I bought a 2 oz bottle that popped up on Ebay because a certain someone, namely Le Mouchoir de Monsieur insisted that it was an "important" bottle...whatever that means....I have a vast stash of the Eaux as well, de Toilette, de Parfum, the works. . It is the scent that Le

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the vintage dream perfume arrived....

by Fleurine on 5th November 2015 at 09:22 PM
This post from 2008, by seattlelight, sort of sums up my feelings towards this scent as well...
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Quarry - that's the one I purchased! Thank you for posting those photos! Now you can all have a better look at what I tried to describe. If I wasn't so unskilled with the computer, I could have just posted photos instead of all those words!

The top was on the bottle fairly tight - I presume from the seller taking precautions about spillage. I opened the bottle immediately last night

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the vintage dream perfume arrived....

by Fleurine on 5th November 2015 at 09:21 PM
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I posted awhile back with a question - if you spotted your vintage dream perfume for $95 at an antique store - couldn't sniff if, don't know the concentration, just had to go by the outside package - would you purchase?

The overwhelming majority of people said "absolutely yes".

Yesterday evening, returning home after running errands, I received the package. Placed in a styrofoam peanuts filled box, I find a bubble wrapped square. The bubble wrap comes

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The Scent Crush

by Fleurine on 2nd November 2015 at 06:49 PM
This was a scent I would (most likely) never have chosen on my own. Too rare. Too obscure. Even I would probably not have run across It left to my own devices. Still, a classic vintage from a classic house...a dainty light green chypre with citrus, iris and mimosa, over a simple yet classic ambery base. Sheer at first, but with some backbone. A fine upstanding *young lady's* scent ...The air of a morning stroll along Madison Ave, in Mid march 1965, wearing a matching ivory skirt suit and gloves.

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That One Green Chypre

by Fleurine on 31st December 2013 at 09:12 PM
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

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