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    Default Re: Grandmother's Mirrored Perfume Tray (Photo)

    Sestra, the bottle to the right is Caron's Aimez Moi in the parfum version. It has a sweet shape but is weighty to the hand. The stopper has CARON engraved across it.

    aoud girl and chaelaren - your comments about the "filigreed shadow" and the "clink of the bottles" on the mirrored surface make me realize why I feel at home among basenoters. It's the loving attention to detail that I suppose goes hand in hand with the appreciation of fragrances.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    Thanks rtamara; I think it's a lovely looking bottle. The tray itself looks in remarkably good condition. Though the mirror might reflect too much light than is good for the 'fumes in the long term, it certainly emphasises the beautiful colours. Look at that green Chanel 19 and the golden Guerlain.

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    Default Re: Grandmother's Mirrored Perfume Tray (Photo)

    Quote Originally Posted by chaelaran1008 View Post
    My gran had a glass topped dresser and I loved the little clinking sound I'd hear as a perfume bottle/trinket box would be placed on it - seemed all very grown up and special to me as a child.
    What a lovely observation. Although I don't have such associations, I really get what you're saying. Yes, rtamara, exceptional souls gather here.

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    Here's a saying by George Bernard Shaw, which captures some of the elements in this lovely image and practice:
    "“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    Here's a saying by George Bernard Shaw, which captures some of the elements in this lovely image and practice:
    "“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.”
    well now, you just made my day. thank you.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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