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  1. Re: Bellodgia Reformulation - How much does it smell like the original?

    If you love your gran,spare her the humiliation of a perfume that is just a sliver of what it was. Look online for a small bottle of original Bellodgia.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://www.pressglas-korrespondenz.de/ will help you, and if you can't determine whether it is Ingrid, or Hoffman, or Schlevogt, you can always contact them.
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    Re: Bal Versailles...anyone?

    Rubegon, to properly identify these you have to hold them up against the light. Small differences in the interior of the bottle are a help in dating them. The first of the "sunflower" crystal...
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    Bal a Versailles Guide

    I know that despite there not being much of this perfume around, eBay sees a healthy trade in Bal a Versailles.

    As we know, we who love this scent, there are many variations depending not just on...
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    A tricky one: authentic RC incense

    One of the more colourful recollections from my childhood is attending weddings and funerals and masses in our cathedral, which is a Gothic masterpiece. As much as I have always associated church -...
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    Re: Bal Versailles...anyone?

    I have just come across some trademark information on the Govt. of Canada's Intellectual Property Register. Jean Desprez, it might interest you all, was active in Canada before 1950. That's us -...
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    Re: Possible Future of Fragrance.

    Please remember articles is used in French - your thread is d'Eau d'Eau, which is what it is. (about Eau d'Eau)
  8. Re: What's the most you have ever spent on a bottle of cologne and what was it???

    I believe the question is focused on cologne, not pure parfum or extrait.

    remik - join justsnipe.com and you can snipe five free auctions per week. No last-moment fretting.
  9. Re: Please compare Vintage and modern Caron Bellodgia

    Well now! Let me share something with you that is tangentially related to your question.

    I have always loved carnation and Bellodgia, as perfect an embodiment of the idea of the carnation as can...
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    Re: The Death of Jean Patou 1000

    yummm! from when is the small oval-shouldered crystal bottle??? also, do you notice any difference in the aging of the smaller vs. the larger sizes of perfume? in wine, for example, one notices...
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    Re: Bal Versailles...anyone?

    I used to wear BaV all the time so that I was considered a "favoured client" by the retailer. One day, in the mid-Seventies, I was approached by the perfume vendeuse who pressed a thick envelope...
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    Re: The Death of Jean Patou 1000

    LMDM - thus we go to mediocrity.

    Have you ever noticed how all entropy leads to the trite and the trashy? As human beings - creative, intelligent, restless - we have created a world so complex,...
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    Re: Bal Versailles...anyone?

    I have been wearing Bal a Versailles since it was released in 1962. I had a few sidesteps into "green" Vent Vert, orig. formula; 4711, etc but that only served to prove the point which is: There is...
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    A Suggestion for Everyone

    I'm sure you all have the odd bottle of perfume lying around that you no longer like - or maybe never did - but which you can't bring yourselves to toss. Maybe it cost too much, or someone gave it...
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    Re: YSL Paris Parfum

    keep in mind that most eBay sellers will say "Perfume" when they mean "scent" as in are you wearing perfume - rather than reserving it for the concentration of the scent.
  16. Thread: Paris by YSL

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    Re: Paris by YSL

    Apart from the fact that they are looking to obtain cheaper supplies there is no reason for this or any other perfume to be reformulated. I think manufacturers are rather insulting in the cavalier...
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    YSL's Paris "collection diamant"

    Is "Paris Collection Diamant" different from the other Paris (original, not any of the special eds)? so far I have only been able to find a picture of a large bottle of perfume which is in a very...
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    Re: Bal a Versailles

    glad to hear that you like it - really, when it gets down to the crunch, it is THE perfume. nothing else comes close - at least for me.

    i have a lot of different fragrances but the...
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    Re: Bal a Versailles

    fragranceman - I think not but it probably has a lot to do with your body chemistry. My husband tried it; on him it is as feminine and as long-lasting as it is on me - it was still very noticeable...
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