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    Hiya,
    Please leave some positive feedback for me forsending the samples- Thanks dah'lin!
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    I LOVE GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE!!!!!! -and- needless to say, "les Cireurs" is one of my all time favourites. The "real" cireurs, though, wear ugly grey zip up the front jumpsuits, don't drink wine, sometimes smoke cigarettes on your balcony, and are not nearly as attractive as the ones shown in the painting. Lasso is missing because it was produced only a short while, and was never a success commercially. It is a strange, forgotten scent, as depicted: Very much a bee's wax type "petrole" vibe, a bit like Tabac Blond, minus the butch CRS police woman virility.
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    MY RECIPE FOR FEELING LIKE MARIE ANTOINETTE: Into an hot bath, sprinkle an half box-full of powdered milk, or an whole box, if you're feeling decadent. Mix this up with your foot, or better yet, ask the Maid to do it. Once you're nicely settled in, put in a drop of your favourite "Old Style" bath oil, of which currently on the market is to be found only Estee Lauder's Youth Dew, ("bath oil" sold in 1oz bottles to this day) which, having been initially a bath oil, and not a perfume, is quite delicious when used as such.
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    It is, indeed: AND, I also know who's coat she's wearing. It's Burberry. I've got better: I also know who's shoes she's wearing. They are Roger Vivier. Any more questions?
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    Furthermore, on the subject of "Royal Bain de Champagne," this was created by Ernest Daltroff on special order by a prominent figure of European Aristocracy who wished for a product that would allow him to feel as though he were bathing in Champagne, Marie-Antoinette style. (She bathed only in fresh cows milk, or champagne. No one ever bathed in water, then.) Interestingly, I just scored an huge 17oz bottle, sealed, on evil-bay last night. This is not an oil, and never has been: You're meant to simply pour a good amount into your bath water, or use it as a refreshing, cleansing splash: It is quite singular in the "Caron" library. Worn as an eau fraiche, I liken its scent to that waking up in a bed of clover.
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    Sorry, Dearest. I'm in a muddle: I'm somewhat upset with a certain gesture on the part of a certain team member of a certain web-site. Naturally, I wouldn't drop a name. I've calmed down now....a bit....though still fuming: Re-phrase below as:

    "Why, naturally you recognize Monsieur Hubert de Givenchy, and of course, Audrey: They were great friends. Such a Dashing couple, too. Pity Monsieur de Givenchy was just a wee bit too gay for that to work out, but, visually, it was perfection: Both were icons of beauty in their time."

    OR:

    HINT: One is wearing "L'interdit," and the other created it expressly for that wearer. Who are they, now?
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    FLEURINE!!!!!!! is that irony??????????????????? (Imagine le MDM screaming in fury.) It's Hubert de Givenchy and Audrey Hephern. Most definitely a couple. Not, however, a "real french couple--pray: How could you not know that? (non-condescending gentle loving professor-like tantrum here, rest assured.)
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    Hey, Fleurine - I did pop open the RBDC. I dabbed a little on the back of my hand, amd my first impression is that it definitely has that Caron feel. The waxy jasmine iris Caronade base is the first thing I noticed. I seem to be hypersensitive to this, as all the Carons smell like this to me at first until I get attuned to their differences.

    I dribbled some into the bath with my kiddos to try it that way. It wasn't very strong in the bath, but it was a bubble bath, and I think maybe the bubbles trap the scent. My little monsters came out of the bath delicately scented - kind of a pale green floral is the best way I can describe it, but I'm sure my perceptions will change as I learn it better.

    As a GD, I'm sure you will appreciate it, and it's dirt cheap even in the vintage. Just do it! I'll trade you decants so we can compare the old and new. It'll be fun!
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    I wish I could do the photo thing that seems to come so easily to some of the members...the sample of Apege came for a 2 inch square bottle marked parfum , which was part of a set with a larger bottle of EDT.
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    Thank you so much for the friendship invitation, and what a lovely morning to receive it... I sit here looking out the window at our first real snow of the year, and watching the busy birds at the feeders. I have been meaning to tell you much very much I enjoyed your posts and photos on " the thread" ...and will say once again, thank you!
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That One Green Chypre

by Fleurine on 31st December 2013 at 08:12 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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August and Everything After...

by Fleurine on 11th August 2012 at 04:57 PM

The end of the summer drenches me with longing and nostalgia every year. The saying goodbye to a summer crush when you both have to go back to different schools in September. Packing up the summer clothes, and pulling out the warm ones. The days growing shorter with school pressures and anxieties mounting. The first cold breeze in late August.
My summer scents for this time of year, are, this year:

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The notes of spring...

by Fleurine on 20th April 2012 at 06:48 PM

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

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What is it about perfume and trains?

by Fleurine on 2nd November 2011 at 04:52 PM


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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gy994PWfKw

And Chanel No. 5, on an incredible retro sleeper train, of course.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ljQDJ4EILc

Any thoughts?

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SOTD - Wednesday 28 Sept 2011

by Fleurine on 29th September 2011 at 02:35 AM
Very nostalgic this week. Another high school memory.

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