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Thread: 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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Of course all the Classic Guerlains: Jicky, Après l'Ondée, L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, ShalimarOriginally Posted by FufuLaRue
Caron: Tabac Blond, Narcisse Noir, Nuit de Noël, Royal Bain de Champagne, Pour un Homme, Yatagan...
Rochas: Femme, Mystère
Balmain: Jolie Madame, Vent Vert
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Chanel No 22
Niki De St Phalle - is that a classic now? Humm I don't know.
L'Heure Bleue, N°5, Arpège, Fleur de Rocaille, Miss Dior, Chamade , Aromatics Elixir, !!! every Estee Lauder pre-80s!!! , First, Opium, Dioressence.
there are so many I love,infact most of my favourites are pre-80's.
Monchoir de Monsieur
Nuit de Noel
N'Aimez Qui Moi
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Bois des Iles
Fleurs de Rocaille
Eau de Russie
Le Parfum de Therese(it was created in the 1960's)
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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Most favourite Givenchy III
Last edited by Alityke; 6th March 2012 at 06:29 PM.
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
Balmain Vent Vert and Miss Balmain
Van Cleef & Arpels First
Clinique Aromatics Elixir
Estée Lauder Youth Dew and Azurée
YSL Rive Gauche
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!)
And while thy breeze floats o'er thee, matchless flower, I breathe thy perfume, delicate and strong,
That comes like incense from thy petal-bower; My fancy roams those southern woods along...
Christopher Pearse Cranch - Magnolia Grandiflora, 1875
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.
No. 19 and 22
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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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).
Last edited by redrose; 5th March 2012 at 04:18 PM. Reason: wanted to add comment.
I'm mostly hooked on the old Guerlains:
Mouchoir de Monsieur
Eau de Cologne Imperiale
Chanel for Men
Fougere Royale (though maybe this doesn't count because the new is nothing like the old)
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