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    Arrow Favorite vintage fragrance?

    I just on a whim bought a bottle of Tabu at Walgreens, and it smelled amazing for a vintage perfume. So what's your favorite vintage fragrance (just to be clear let's say that vintage means introduced before 1985)

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    Chanel No 5 of course or what about Diorissimo?
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    Paloma Picasso EdP

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    Default Re: Favorite vintage fragrance?

    This question's a lot easier to answer than Pomander's "3 unlimited purchases": Jicky.

    Amazing that one piece of art like this can pierce through time, straight as an arrow, unswayed by trends. Merci, Monsieur Guerlain.

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    Shocking by Elsa Schiaparelli

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    Why Zibeline by Weil, of course.

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    Monsieur Rochas Concentree (1969) - Old Vintage - Honey Coloured Juice) - Very Hard to find....
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    Monsieur Rochas Concentree (1969 - Old Vintage - Honey Coloured Juice) - Hard to find.
    Terre d'Hermès
    LUI by Rochas
    Oscar Per LUI by Oscar de La Renta
    Desir de Rochas Man (New One)
    Eau de Orange Verte Concentree - Hermes
    Eau Sauvage - Dior

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    Tabac Blond and Shalimar--these have been softened and given dew claws.

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    Default Re: Favorite vintage fragrance?

    I mostly live in the "vintage" world!! At least as far as scents go.
    But here's an easy-to-obtain and perennially popular vintage scent: Eau Sauvage by Dior. An absolute classic, I've worn it for many years and it has happy memories for me.
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    Mitsouko. It's so complex (to me) and interesting and everytime I smell it I smell something new. A masterpiece!

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    I love l'Heure Bleue .
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    Vol de Nuit.
    Bois des Iles.
    Original Femme.
    Original Cabochard.
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    Default Re: Favorite vintage fragrance?

    Many! But...if I had to pick a few:


    Coty Chypre (no longer made)
    Chanel No 19 (still made, but reformulated)
    Guerlain Mitsouko (same)
    Bal a Versailles (same)
    Miss Dior (same)
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit (same)
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    Default Re: Favorite vintage fragrance?

    To me, "vintage" means a specific bottle of fragrance that was actually released before 1990 or so, preferably 1985; there are so many new EU regulations on perfume ingredients that many of the classics are unrecognizable. Plus, the manufacturers seem to pour their budgets into the new releases, meanwhile cheapening the allowable ingredients for the old ones. Almost none of the classic perfumes have escaped this tinkering.

    The ideal, at least for me, would be a vintage perfume, released pre-1980, from the original perfume company, never opened, stored in its box, in a cool space like a cellar, preferably a Guerlain or Chanel, as I've read that they are the ones that hold up best.

    I hear that Tabu is still pretty good. But I wonder what it must have smelled like way back when.
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    I've just begun an "affordable classics" kick. It must be the economy.

    I am wearing Aramis right now. Got it on sale at the corner Rite Aid last night. A whopping $20 investment.

    Also love Youth Dew (bought at Marshalls for $10), and wear it often.

    Been meaning to hit up the Estee Lauder counter and delve more deeply into those classics.

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    I smelled the original Tabac Blond. And then the new one. And really, it's heartbreaking. I would like to say Tabac Blond; the true vintage version of it. I keep teetering on the edge of getting a bottle of the current formulation (because it's still a rather stunning scent), but it's like saying - hey, you've still got a pretty face - when all your limbs have been amputated.

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    I bought two Guerlains recently, Apres L'Ondee and Jardins de Bagatelle which I am really enjoying

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    Caron's Poivre, the real vintage version. What is available now is heartbreaking. How could they do that to it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    Shocking by Elsa Schiaparelli
    I opened this thread just to see which fragrance you selected. I thought it might be Shocking! It is my favorite vintage women's scent as well!

    For me, it is 'Vintage' Tabarome followed closely by Derby, Macassar, Chanel pour Monsieur (1955) and Kolnisch Juchten.
    Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, and sorry I could not travel both and be one traveler, long I stood and looked down one as far as I could to where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, ...... I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost

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    1000, No. 19, Chypre de Coty, Coco, Chamade, Mitsouko, Aromatics Elixir, Youth Dew, L'Heure Bleue, Bois des Iles, to name a few.

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    Alliage, Gres Cabochard,Revlon youth dew

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    Caron Farnesiana.

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    I have more than a few vintage favourites:

    Lanvin Scandal plus any of the older Guerlains, Chanels and Carons.
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    Default Re: Favorite vintage fragrance?

    All Guerlains by Jacques: Après l'Ondée, L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Shalimar, Vol de Nuit, plus Jicky by Aimé
    Caron N'Aimez Que Moi, Tabac Blond, Narcisse Noir, Nuit de Noël, Poivre & Coup de Fouet
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    Shocking by Elsa Schiaparelli
    Yeah, that's mine too. It's my all-time favourite in the world, EVER.
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    I have a lot of vintage favorites.
    l'Heure Bleue
    Tabac Blond
    Shalimar
    Jicky
    Vol de Nuit
    Nuit de Noël
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    Tabac Blond
    Shalimar
    Emeraude
    Youth Dew

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    I love Tabu! I don't wear it though because it was my grandmother's scent (Tabu and Pond's cold cream). On the difference between old and vintage: Most of what I do wear are old fragrances and I did go so far as to buy an unopened vintage bottle of Rive Gauche at an estate sale because I don't really like the new formulation.

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    Vintage Arpege extrait, i had been hunting for the original formulation, ever since i used the Edt in the 80's. Was quite disappointed after i bought the new reformulated stuff in 2010, and gave it away. I just bought off Ebay, in its original sealed package, a quarter ounce bottle of Extrait, and it's out of this world, and exactly the way i remember.

    Even better, when I Bought it, the seller asked me if i'd take a pic of the bottle when i opened it, and send it to her, so i did just that, and she explained that this had been her mother's perfume, and she had always urged her mother to open it, and wear it, and the mother never did. The mother died in 2010, and so I was happy to receive this legacy. The lady i bought it from seems to be delighted it's gone to a good home and is sending me a boxful of vintage stuff. She refuses to accept any payment, is quite adamant about it, she is just happy they are coming to a good home. I insisted upon paying shipping costs, which is the very least I can do. I just thought it was a lovely story and wanted to share it on a vintage fragrance thread.

    I am also mighty fond of Shocking You by Elsa Schiaparelli.

    I think i may just be a bit of a vintage obsessive, though nothing will ever replace my Coromandel in number one spot

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