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  1. When was Mouchoir de Monsieur EDT (or anything other than the extrait) introduced?

    Does anyone know? And, is it really true that MDM was originally intended to be a Jicky EDT. If so, does MDM extrait perform like an EDT?
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    Re: Bijan for men

    Why are you having trouble finding the vintage?
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    Re: reattaching guerlain sticker

    For posterity, I ended up going with "Zip Dry." It's archival quality and does not wrinkle paper. It seems to adhere to the glass admirably.
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    Re: reattaching guerlain sticker

    thanks for the suggestion. i will do that.
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    reattaching guerlain sticker

    I have a really old bottle of L'Heure Bleue. I'm pretty sure it's from the 30s or 40s, based on the sticker, but the sticker has fallen off. Does anyone have any idea of how I might reattach it...
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    Re: Gloria Swanson Got Me

    Just file an "Item Not As Described" for the reason of "Doesn't Seem Authentic." It will almost certainly be accepted. Or you could try contacting the seller. Narcisse Noir is pretty loud though....
  7. Thread: Papyrus

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    Re: Papyrus

    PAPYRUS!!!!!!!

    (sorry, I don't know)
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    Re: Please help me identify these flacons

    The bottle on the far left looks kinda like some Kenzo bottles.
  9. Re: Wow! McGregor cologne (Faberge) is excellent!

    Oh, hey. I think I might be the seller.
  10. Re: Help Identifying an Old Perfume (with Pictures)

    Could be Chloe Narcisse.
  11. Anyone know what this Dior box belongs to?

    Sorry, this is the best picture:

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  12. Re: Yesterday was the annual perfume bottles auction. Here are some standouts.

    I was surprised that one went for so much, considering the bottle itself is relatively plain. The whole presentation is pretty striking, though. I think the threads are painted on the backdrop, but...
  13. Yesterday was the annual perfume bottles auction. Here are some standouts.

    Elizabeth Arden Cyclamen:
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    Roger & Gallet Bouquet Nouveau:
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    Guerlain The Moorish:
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    Guerlain Scent Bottle:
  14. Re: My first empty bottle purchase.

    Cool. A bit of trivia about this bottle: Post 1945 bottles are completely blue because the factory that did the guilding was destroyed in the war.
  15. Do the rules for dating fragrances extend to minis?

    Bar code, short list of ingredients, green dot, etc.? A lot (all?) of miniatures were not for sale so did the same rules apply to the packaging?
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    Has anyone ever shipped to Switzerland?

    Is it known for being one of the countries that destroys parcels like the UK is?
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    Re: Ebay jitters - need advice

    Chances are the person who buys it actually wants it. I sell a lot of perfume on ebay. Occasionally, someone will have an issue with the fragrance, but usually it's a genuine complaint, they return...
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    Re: Caron "lotion" designation?

    Hey, Guerlain made a mouthwash.
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    Caron "lotion" designation?

    Does anyone know for certain what the Caron "lotion" designation means? For instance:

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Did you buy it on ebay about 2 months ago?
  21. Re: Current 2018 Prices for VINTAGE Classics ....

    Your best bet is to buy the ones that are put up for auction, not BIN. They almost never reach BIN prices.
  22. Anyone know what these Dior Fahrenheit bottles are - Styrax. Cedre, etc?

    I can't find any other pictures with those labels.

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    Re: I found these at a local second hand store

    Yeah, that's Baccarat. If it's exactly 5" tall, then it's definitely the 3oz. bottle. The "15" on the stopper and bottom of the bottle doesn't mean much. Baccarat marks all their bottles in that...
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    Re: I found these at a local second hand store

    Is the sticker on the bottom covering up an etched circular mark that you can see from above (I think I can sort of see it)? If so, then I think it's the 3oz. Baccarat bottle. Could be 1940s or...
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    Re: I found these at a local second hand store

    exactly how tall is the bottle of Mitsouko and does it say anything on the bottom?
  26. Re: i think many ebay sellers use fake accounts or friends to bump up auctio bidding

    Here's the problem with this. Ebay defines "new" as being exactly like you'd find an item if it was in a retail store, so in the case of fragrance, sealed in cellophane, but Ebay does not and will...
  27. Re: i think many ebay sellers use fake accounts or friends to bump up auctio bidding

    You can get a rough idea if you organize sold listings buy highest price. The item's place in the results will depend on the actual invisible selling price and not the displayed asking price, which...
  28. Re: i think many ebay sellers use fake accounts or friends to bump up auctio bidding

    I'm also a seller and what you are saying is completely accurate. Most recently I sold a used bottle of perfume, listed as used, stated as much in the description, stated that it was ~75% full in...
  29. Re: Charles X bottle? Green to milk glass cut...

    Sure, no problem. I enjoy researching bottles, so it wasn't any work at all. I have an online shop where I sell them.

    You're probably not going to find a picture of this exact bottle in a book. ...
  30. Re: What's YOUR favorite Vintage?! Post YOUR pictures!

    Since you want pics, I'll post my favorite vintage from a visual standpoint - Guerlain Bouquet de Faunes in bottle by Rene Lalique. Isn't it amazing that that was just the regular bottle for the...
  31. Re: Vintage Extraits : when glass stoppers won't budge - what to do ?

    This doesn't really make sense from a (high school level) chemistry perspective. Chemical reactions are less likely to occur in the cold. It's the whole point of freezers. Ice crystals forming can...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Would you be more trusting of someone selling on Etsy than on ebay? Just wondering?
  33. Re: Have a look at my Ernest Beaux collection :)

    This is like the holy grail of Chanel No 5, right? It's in such great condition.
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    Re: 1947 bottle of Balenciaga Le Dix

    It's definitely vintage, though probably not a 1947 bottle. Evaporation depends on a number of factors, and isn't an indication of age by itself. For instance, look at a member's Chanel no 5 from...
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    Re: 1947 bottle of Balenciaga Le Dix

    like $600-700 if you're patient. $450-500 if you want to get rid of it quickly.
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    Re: 1947 bottle of Balenciaga Le Dix

    Does it say the volume of the bottle anywhere on the box or bottle?
  37. Re: Charles X bottle? Green to milk glass cut...

    Here are some Charles X bottles I was able to find that remind me of yours, the first because of the colors and technique, and the other two because of those lobes:
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  38. Re: Charles X bottle? Green to milk glass cut...

    Yeah, it is unusual. Green overlay cut to opaque white. My first thought was Bohemian as well, but could be French or American or anywhere else. I think Charles X would imply that it is French,...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I think it's just silver. There are definitely no hallmarks. I looked it over pretty carefully. It might be Swedish or Swiss (I can't remember). The only other ones I could find in this style...
  40. Thread: ID request

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    ID request

    I'm pretty sure it says Parfums D'Ornas on the bottom. I've seen a bottle of Lalura by D'Ornas with the same bow, but a completely different bottle. The name of the perfume is definitely nowhere on...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I guess it's woody. I'm sorry; I'm really not good with the notes. It's surprisingly "modern" smelling. If I was wearing the scent, I don't think anyone would think it were unusual.

    It's a...
  42. Re: Did Poison ever not say Christian Dior on the front of the box?

    I came across another box of this:

    https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/hab/d/rarely-find-collection-of/6378304533.html
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Ah, I'm glad you asked. No, I pulled it out of this thing:

    73706

    It's a scent flask/vinaigrette/pomander from the 17th or 18th century. I assume it's been in there since almost that early. ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    just picked this up, super vintage

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    Re: Signs of "turned" juice

    My understanding could be wrong since it's just been cobbled together from internet sources, but isn't the main purpose of top notes to mask the unpleasantness of the base notes until they evolve...
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    Re: Peeling label - Gucci Pour Homme 2003

    Probably.

    With Gio de Giorgio Armani (women's perfume) nearly every bottle you see has the label partially or completely scratched off.
  47. does anyone here collect vintage ads or catalogs?

    Kind of a shot in the dark here, but I'm looking for information on a ~1920s Roger & Gallet perfume bottle. Anyone happen to have a Roger & Gallet catalog or ad from the 20s that mentions "Triomphe...
  48. Re: Hi,i just came into possesion of a bunch of vintage perfume bottles

    They could have been made by another company as well but these were definitely made by Lalique at one point:

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  49. Re: Hi,i just came into possesion of a bunch of vintage perfume bottles

    What information are you looking for?

    I'm pretty sure the Coeur Joie is parfum concentration and one of the earliest versions. I think it's 3/7 Fl Oz. Made by Lalique France. It should say so...
  50. Did Poison ever not say Christian Dior on the front of the box?

    I'm guessing "no" but I thought I'd double check. Or could it be the back of the box?

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    Also, does this Opium look authentic?

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    Re: Top 5 Vintage Masculine

    Bijan Men
    Lagerfeld Cologne

    haven't tried many others
  52. Re: Guys Who Wear Shalimar: Has Anyone Recognized it on You?

    I would absolutely love for some old lady to recognize it on me so we could talk vintage perfume.
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    Re: Patou 1000

    You could weigh the unopened boxes vs. the opened one if you have a decently accurate scale to make sure they aren't too far apart. Also, you can use a picture of the opened one as an example of...
  54. Re: $2,100 for empty Schiaparelli box?? Le Roy Soleil?

    The bottles actually were designed by Dali.

    http://www.perfumeintelligence.co.uk/library/perfume/m/houses/Marquay.htm

    That auction is from the annual convention of the IPBA.
    ...
  55. Re: $2,100 for empty Schiaparelli box?? Le Roy Soleil?

    How does the bottles' being rare help your point, which was that Le Roy Soleil's value was based on its having been designed by Dali? Of course their rarity figures into the value. That's the whole...
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    caron "taille"

    Does anyone know what the "taille" number means on the vintage Caron packaging? For instance:

    65173

    I assume it's the volume in ml, but I just want to confirm.
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    Re: Where to buy vintage in NYC?

    try estate sales
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    Re: Purchasing quality bottles

    I have no personal experience with this company or their products, and know nothing of their prices, but here:

    http://www.zignagovetro.com/en/products?capacita%5B%5D=30
  59. Thread: bottle ?

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    Re: bottle ?

    Yeah, that was pretty much my conclusion as well, but I figured I'd throw it out there anyway.
  60. Thread: bottle ?

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    Re: bottle ?

    The cap looks similar to Annick Goutal caps.
  61. Re: Yves Saint Laurent M7 - How do I actually get it? Can someone give me advice?

    Someone finds an unopened box in the stockroom of a business that's gone out of business. A hoarder dies. Someone who worked for a perfume company sells off all the stuff they got for free and was...
  62. intended consistency of perfumed body lotion

    I made a very similar post a while ago, but in this one, I'm specifically referring to "lotion" not cream - the stuff that comes in a various tubes and pumps, not jars. In my perfume adventures,...
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    Re: Packaging for "no box" bottles

    If it doesn't have a cap, I'll tape the bottle to a piece of cardboard, then fold the cardboard over the atomizer so there's space between it and the cardboard, then tape that end to the bottle. If...
  64. perfumed body cream/creme pour le corps consistency?

    I have some vintage sealed perfumed body creams (jean patou joy, anais anais, etc.). I'm unfamiliar with this type of product. Does anyone know what the consistency of this type of cream is...
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    Re: Package collection

    flatten them out and make some sort of collage, put them on your bathroom floor and cover them with clear epoxy, make mobiles
  66. Re: $2,100 for empty Schiaparelli box?? Le Roy Soleil?

    So, I guess this $55,000 bottle must have been designed by Picasso?

    https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/36083239_1957-christian-dior-jappartiens-a-miss-dior-perfume

    or these $31,000 bottles by...
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    Re: Scent bottle stoppers needed:

    maybe "internal stopper"
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    Re: Scent bottle stoppers needed:

    I've not heard these called by any particular name. "Scent bottle stopper" is exactly what I would call them. You might want to try asking someone from the International Perfume Bottle Association...
  69. Re: $2,100 for empty Schiaparelli box?? Le Roy Soleil?

    According to the Perfume Bottles Price guide, the bottle is worth $9,000-$10,000. The bottle and box together is worth $12,500. I don't think the value has that much to do with the fact that Dali...
  70. Re: Fragrances stolen (maybe?) in Toronto. Please keep an eye out for sealed vintage Opium, Paris, L

    Well, it's slightly more complicated because it was an estate auction, which I won through absentee bid. I received a receipt and I have pictures of the lot that I was bidding on. The company did...
  71. Fragrances stolen (maybe?) in Toronto. Please keep an eye out for sealed vintage Opium, Paris, L'air

    I tracked these down at a Toronto estate sale, paid for them in advance, then drove 5-hours one way to pick them up, only to find them "missing." I bought more than just these four boxes. They were...
  72. Re: Can anyone identify these bottles and tray?

    Based on what I'm seeing in the Antique Trader Perfume Bottle Price Guide, I'd guess 1950's. That seems to be the decade they ascribe this style of bottle. As far as an identification, you're...
  73. Re: age and origin of silver plated perfume bottle

    That looks like some sort of lamp to me. I have looked a A LOT of scent bottles, and I've never seen one like that. I could be wrong, though. If it is a scent bottle, my best guess is that it's...
  74. Re: If I like Salvador Dali pour Homme, what else will I like?

    See, I only get that rancid piss and vinegar satan's blood thing from the opening, which doesn't seem to last that long. What it settles into is quite nice, to my nose.
  75. Re: If I like Salvador Dali pour Homme, what else will I like?

    I'm not familiar, but I'll look into it. Thanks.
  76. If I like Salvador Dali pour Homme, what else will I like?

    So, the opening is really weird, and kind of awesome, but that's not what I'm after. Once it settles down, I love it. It doesn't smell remotely unpleasant or challenging to me, just deep,...
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    Re: rare acquisition - Chouda de Gres

    Thanks for the info. You'd think it'd be worth more, given that it was supposedly the signature scent of an important figure in the fashion industry, and as rare as they come, but I guess it's too...
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    rare acquisition - Chouda de Gres

    I figured I'd make a thread about it, since there's no mention of it anywhere on this site. It has a pretty interesting backstory:



    This information accompanies the sale of Cabochard, which I...
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    Re: Do your fragrances match your personality?

    I'd like my fragrances to match my ideal persona, which is some sort of contemporary medieval bard, but I'm having trouble getting that together on both ends.
  80. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    Can anyone point me in the direction of some material that explains the process of creating fragrances from stuff one finds in the woods?
  81. Re: I need male fragrance recommendations based on some music and pictures I like.

    Well, I was thinking someone might be able to recommend something that has the same sort of essence as that music. There is overlap between fragrance and other sorts of ideas. That's why there are...
  82. Re: I need male fragrance recommendations based on some music and pictures I like.

    Why the hostility? I'm just starting out. It makes more sense to describe a particular feel, than a particular scent, since I'm not familiar enough with notes to know what I'm looking for. It's...
  83. I need male fragrance recommendations based on some music and pictures I like.

    Do any fragrances capture the atmosphere of this music and these pictures?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2evIg-aYw8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ1FddQVkpI...
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