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    Default What are your favorite classics?

    And by classics, I mean pre-1980's and only the ones that have survived, reformulated or otherwise. 8-) I've become a devotee of Shalimar, White Shoulders, Most Precious, Chamade, Estee, Youth Dew, Arpege, Emeraude, Maja, Tabu, Fracas, Anais Anais, Aromatics Elixir, Halston, Chanel #22, Lauren. I always end up going for one of these at least once or twice a week.
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    Default Re: What are your favorite classics?

    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Bandit
    Habanita
    Shalimar
    Tabac Blonde
    I've trademarked the color bleu

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    Quote Originally Posted by FufuLaRue
    And by classics, I mean pre-1980's and only the ones that have survived, reformulated or otherwise. * 8-)
    Of course all the Classic Guerlains: Jicky, Après l'Ondée, L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Shalimar
    Caron: Tabac Blond, Narcisse Noir, Nuit de Noël, Royal Bain de Champagne, Pour un Homme, Yatagan...
    Rochas: Femme, Mystère
    Balmain: Jolie Madame, Vent Vert
    Bandit
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    Default Re: What are your favorite classics?

    Chamade
    Chanel No 22
    Niki De St Phalle - is that a classic now? Humm I don't know.

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    L'Heure Bleue, N°5, Arpège, Fleur de Rocaille, Miss Dior, Chamade , Aromatics Elixir, !!! every Estee Lauder pre-80s!!! , First, Opium, Dioressence.

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    there are so many I love,infact most of my favourites are pre-80's.

    Shalimar
    Jicky
    Mitsouko
    L'Heure Bleu
    Apres L'Ondee
    Monchoir de Monsieur
    Chamade
    narcisse Noir
    Narcisse Blanc
    Nuit de Noel
    Alpona
    Farnesea(sp)
    N'Aimez Qui Moi
    Chanel No22
    Cuir de Russie
    Bois des Iles
    Santal Imperial
    Angelique Encens
    Habanita
    Fleurs de Rocaille
    Hammam Bouquet
    Eau de Russie
    Le Parfum de Therese(it was created in the 1960's)
    Jolie Madame
    Femme
    Givenchy III
    Opium
    DONNA

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    Default Re: What are your favorite classics?

    just recently got a sample of Dior Eau Sauvage, my dad used to wear this. Im 27, and I really like this stuff. I think I might buy a bottle.

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    Cabochard
    Cuir de Russie
    L'Heure Bleue
    No. 22
    Diorella
    Cristalle
    Jolie Madame
    Chamade
    Shalimar
    Violetta di Parma

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    No 5
    Shalimar
    Jicky
    Mitsouko
    Diorella
    Dioressence
    Miss Dior
    Diorissimo
    Arpege
    Femme
    Je Reviens
    Opium
    Anais Anais
    Most favourite Givenchy III
    Last edited by Alityke; 6th March 2012 at 06:29 PM.

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    Default Re: What are your favorite classics?

    I suppose my list is going to contain a few that have already been mentioned, lol.

    Let's see ...released before 1980 and still in production, right?

    Chanel No.5, No.19, No.22 and Bois des Iles
    Guerlain Chamade
    Caron Infini
    Balmain Vent Vert and Miss Balmain
    Patou 1000
    Van Cleef & Arpels First
    Clinique Aromatics Elixir
    Molyneux Quartz
    Estée Lauder Youth Dew and Azurée
    YSL Rive Gauche
    Halston
    Coty Emeraude


    tigrushka - I'd certainly want to include Mystère as well, but wasn't it discontinued some time ago? If not (omg!!) how is the current stuff? Is it a re-release? (Editing to add, I just noticed that this thread is seven years old, so maybe it was discontinued since then, lol!)
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    Default Re: What are your favorite classics?

    Classic means at least a hundred years old?

    L'Heure Bleue, Jicky, Mitsouko, No 19, Cuir de Russie, Bois des Iles, Eau Sauvage, Pour Monsieur, Habit Rouge...
    Egoiste, if this counts as classic.

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    Joy
    Diorissimo
    L'Heure Bleue
    No. 19 and 22
    Cristalle

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    Default Re: What are your favorite classics?

    Well, let me think. Oh yes, I suppose none here would be surprised if I put Mitsouko on the top of the list, and after that; L'Heure Bleue, Coromandel, Bois des Iles, Chamade, Vent Vert, and Chanel No 22.

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    Joy
    Arpège
    Y de YSL
    Shalimar
    Miss Dior
    Diorella
    Dioressence
    Diorissimo
    Calèche
    Le Dix
    L'air du Temps
    Je Reviens

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    Ah, if only I could get the original, pre-1980's versions of my beloved Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue, Shalimar, 1000 and First! The reformulated versions you can get now just aren't the same. Some people like them, I know, but I prefer the originals and sadly can't afford the terrible prices they command on evil bay.
    But top of my list are the really, really vintage scents of N'Aimez Que Moi, Or et Noir and Rose, all by Caron. And the reissued Grossmiths, especially Shem El Nessim, which is a beautiful, beautiful scent. Probably my absolute favourite right now.
    The craftsmanship and quality ingredients of these classics make them infinitely desirable, even today, maybe especially today, with the profusion of cheaper scents aimed at teenagers (I assume).
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    Default Re: What are your favorite classics?

    I'm mostly hooked on the old Guerlains:

    Habit Rouge
    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Jicky
    L'Heure Bleue
    Apres l'Ondee
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Eau de Cologne Imperiale


    Also,
    Chanel for Men
    Knize Ten
    Habanita
    Old Spice
    Fougere Royale (though maybe this doesn't count because the new is nothing like the old)
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    Jicky
    Vol de Nuit
    No. 22
    No. 19
    Miss Dior
    Diorella
    Dioressence
    Tabac Blond
    Farnesiana

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