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    Default Bittersweet Dregs you are Savoring

    Anyone else out there have some dwindling drops of special frags that you are nursing?
    Gems that you have just a bit left of, the ones that you love, but think twice before using, so as to prolong their existence? Perhaps they were gifted and have sentimental value, perhaps they were pricey and therefore not easily replaced?

    Mine are:

    Attrape Coeur
    Mitsouko vintage parfum
    Ambre Sultan, but the last dregs dried up! Lesson: Use the last spritz!
    Feminite du Bois
    and a large sample of Plus Que Jamais, which I am going to wear tonight in the spirit of savoring the dregs!
    Last edited by rtamara41; 18th September 2008 at 09:22 PM.
    "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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    Yeah, I had that experience with my Luten's A La Nuit...when it got down to the last few spritzes I was not wanting to use it until I could replenish my supply! Sounds a bit ridiculous, but I was actually filled with anxiety over it ~ and didn't feel relief until the new bottle arrived -

    I'm quite obviously an addict !

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    I'm learning to let go, drop by drop.
    There are some things that are irreplaceable, so I'm hesitant to use them.
    But the bigger tragedy would be to not enjoy them at all and have my "gems" evaporate or go off without having been worn and consumed and swooned over....

    My "gem drops" are:

    Caline by Patou
    Dior-Dior by Dior
    Metal by Paco Rabanne (believe me, the current version is nothing like the vintage)
    Explosive by Etienne Aigner
    Empreinte by Courreges
    Votre by Charles Jourdan
    Detchema by Revillon (again, current version is but a pale shadow)
    Sikkim (in older pre-relaunch version, in brown/beige woodgrain pattern box) By Lancome, and ditto my comments about current versions.

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    Ran out of pre-reformulation Guerlain Apres L'Ondee and Chamade parfums.
    Kept those as long as I could.
    Will keep a few versions of Mitsouko indefinitely.
    Will probably never use the last drop of Djedi. Some of you remember why.
    Umm, I know there are more... Have to go check to be sure.

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    What a great question! Mine would have to be:

    Calvin Klein for Women (the one from 1978; I have it in a solid perfume -- does that count?)
    Emma Eau Fraiche by Laura Ashley
    Unter den Linden by Berlin Kosmetiks

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    Patou pour Homme. I dread using and yet long to use those last few ml. Time to think about geting some more
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    Hi there,

    I am another Plus que Jamais fan - you don't hear much about it, though - but I still have about 5ml to go!

    I am running low on Cashmere Mist and L'Air du Desert Marocain, but I haven't finished anything yet - even a 1ml vial! Must be because I have several hundred of them...

    Oh, I did drop my Osmanthe Yunnan when it was running v low, so that was it gone - smashed on a car park floor. Quite distressing at the time!

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    Paco Rabanne Calandre

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    Czech & Speake Dark Rose

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    Parfum des Merveilles by Hermes
    Patou Pour Homme by Jean Patou
    Joy parfum (vintage) by Jean Patou
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    Le De by Givenchy (original formula).

    Also, some of my bottles of fragrances associated with memories of different times in my life. I just don't want to get rid of the bottles even if they only have a few drops of fragrances. Just smelling the caps sometimes just makes me happy.

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    Mine are:

    Djedi parfum, I'm down to my last 2 mls.
    Scandal parfum
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    Roja Dove Scandal? (in case there is more than one). I LOVE that, and will be rationing my 1ml vial for those very rare and special occasions when I am feeling scandalous.

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    It's making me nervous that I will soon run out of my little samples of Ormonde Woman, Champaca, and Ta'if; Lutens Iris Silver Mist; and Hermes Osmanthe Yunnan and Ambre Narguille. I'm having a hard time deciding which one(s) I want to buy. They are all beautiful!!!
    Last edited by Haunani; 21st September 2008 at 02:40 AM.

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    For me it is Eau d'Oolong. Cannot find if anymore.
    Old Dolce Vita, Luca Turin says the new one is bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leesee View Post
    What a great question! Mine would have to be:

    Calvin Klein for Women (the one from 1978; I have it in a solid perfume -- does that count?)
    Emma Eau Fraiche by Laura Ashley
    Unter den Linden by Berlin Kosmetiks

    Oh, I loved Emma by Laura Ashley...such a beautiful scent......

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomander View Post
    Oh, I loved Emma by Laura Ashley...such a beautiful scent......
    Yes, I wonder why it is not mentioned very often in discussions of this nature. Maybe it was never very widely distributed when it was available. . . .

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    I have about 1/16th inch of Deneuve parfum left in the bottle, and wear it on very special occasions. If it dries into film in the bottle, I'll still be sniffing the bottle.

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