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    Default buying vintage frags especially Caron Tabac Blond!

    i see alot of these caron extrait bottles on ebay that are "sealed" and look to be from the 40's 50's etc what do you think my chances are of getting something that smells the way its suppose to? I dont want to waste money on a pretty bottle

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    Default Re: buying vintage frags especially Caron Tabac Bl

    I bought one of THE SEALED vintage Tabac Blond extrait/pure parfums from an ebay seller in the last couple of weeks. I love the way it smells. I also have the current vintage of extrait - which someone on ebay is selling decants of (and at a very good price, I would add). The vintage and the new smell somewhat different. My vintage had evaporated down to about half. It smells substantially more intense - which I like. I am pretty knowledgeable about wine. It seems to me some fragrances age very well just as some wines become more beautiful with age. I actually like my vintage Tabac Blond better than the young extrait. It is smoother - just as a cabernet sauvignon wine becomes smoother and more perfectly blended with age. (And of course, wine "tasting" is more about aroma than taste - the sense of taste being more limited than the sense of smell.) My mother had an old bottle of Chanel Cuir de Russie and I remember it smelled utterly sensational. I would smell it with awe when I was just a girl of 10 or so. It smelled better than the new bottle I tried at a store a few years later. Maybe the leather/wood scents age particularly well. Come to think of it I also have an old bottle of Cabochard and it smells spectacular.

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    Default Re: buying vintage frags especially Caron Tabac Bl

    I second vintage Tabac Blond as being very worthy. It holds up well, doesn't go off, and with TB you're not really looking for the top notes which are the ones that suffer.

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