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    Kumquat ! You are doing me in ! Such gorgeous bottles* swooning*
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    So many breathtakingly beautiful bottles! This is a wonderful collection.

    And thank you for the close-up of the cobalt blue one.
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    Thank you all for indulging me my crazy new obsession. Make a note: Don't wear bright pink when photographing reflective things.

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    Absolutely lovely bottles. Your kitty is even more lovely though. Why have you not opened the Faberge Flambeau, i wonder what it smells like?
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    I have the empty Faberge and I got some rough idea from that. I thought it would retain its value if I didn't open it. Plus, since it is probably an ambery frag something like Tabu (I gather) I decided not to take the plunge. But I might sometime, you never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    I have the empty Faberge and I got some rough idea from that. I thought it would retain its value if I didn't open it. Plus, since it is probably an ambery frag something like Tabu (I gather) I decided not to take the plunge. But I might sometime, you never know.
    Oh, how marvelous and lovely! Such rare finds!
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    Here are a few new bottles & some group shots.



    This stopper doesn't go with this bottle, but I think it looks pretty good. It's a little too small, though for a good fit.
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    I love them all - especially the last one. It looks like Lalique? I bet it would be amazing to see a photo of all of them compiled!

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    Thanks, Anthony. I think the last one goes to a perfume called "Isadora" named (I assume) for I. Duncan, the dancer. You are right, it is Lalique.
    Here is a nice bit of info on that perfume: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DG
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    Stunning!! I wish I had more space in my condo to house a beautiful bottle collection like yours. Thanks for the background reading - always great to learn some history!

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    Thanks, Anthony. I think the last one goes to a perfume called "Isadora" named (I assume) for I. Duncan, the dancer. You are right, it is Lalique.
    Here is a nice bit of info on that perfume: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DG

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    Kumquat- the Isadora is wonderful - you have the most beautiful collection and exquisite taste. I love it !
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    Kumquat, what do you know about these bottles? What are their markings? These look very similar to 1920s to 1930s bottles created by Lalique for Molinard!
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    On the gold plated cap it reads, "CORDAY-PARIS, BREVETE S.C. D.C.". and on the bottom MADE IN FRANCE CORDAY
    I did see the Lalique version in 'Antique Trader Perfume Bottles Price Guide'. But it has a push-top sprayer and is 7 1/2" tall. These are 4 1/2" tall.
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    I believe the round one may have had Vol de Nuit in it. Next, the tiny Dans la Nuit (Worth), and a Victorian cut crystal atomizer.
    I can smell the Infini through the stopper & it still smells fresh. I plan to open it soon & will report on it. This is a holy grail bottle for me!

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    *thud*
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    Kumquat - I LOVE that Infini bottle- it's so round and voluptuous !
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    Dimitri, are you ok?

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    *still feeling woozy*
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    Oh my! more gorgeous cobalt bottles! I LOVE them ...
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    My HOLY GRAIL bottle has indeed arrived. Sorry to shock you so soon after the Infini. Sometimes these things come in clumps I guess. Maybe I can stop collecting now. Yes, the juice is good. It's amazing! Closed up in its box for all this time. It was sealed when I got it. (The bottle had wire on it, box was open.) The address reads: Caron, 10 Rue de la Paix, Paris France
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    GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASP.


    Holy SMOKES (get that? Smokes? Tabac Blond? I slay me!) kumquat! I know that this is probably your number one scent thrill of a lifetime! Actual high-quality vintage Tabac Blond! Congratulations!

    And, congratulations, also, to the little bottle of TB, it couldn't have found a more appreciative home!

    PS: I have the Book House books in the same edition that you have!
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    Thank-you, Mo. It really is. I am much calmer now. No kidding. I don't know how it happened. Maybe folks weren't bidding because it was in Barcelona, Spain? I took a chance because it was sealed & in it's box for criminey sakes! The force was with me. Then I had them ship it under $20 value, no insurance. It made both of us nervous. But customs paid no attention to it. It was marked "gift" "used cosmetics" as per usual. And voila!

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    Oh, lordy....I was probably watching that auction, even! I'm watching a few now that I hope do OK...none of this caliber, but I was thrilled to get a mint unopened vintage bottle of original Youth Dew bath oil for only $4 last night.

    PS: OK, I got nosey and went to ebay....couldn't find yours, but look at the price this one fetched:

    EGADS

    And, that's with NO BOX.
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    Carumba! I know, that's the usual. I only got up into the mid $240 or something. Isn't that crazy? I never thought I could get my hands on one ever. For some reason it wasn't that big of a deal. The people didn''t put a high price on it & it never got too high. When I got it it was evaporated some and smelled too much like gasoline, even after the dry-down, then it was all powder, so I put a few drops of Everclear in it. I experimented outside the bottle first with a tiny bit. I ended up putting 8 drops in the whole bottle. It seems back to it's bright leathery self. It is def more leathery than the current formula, but I can say that I enjoy the current one equally well.
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    Kumquat - its a stunner!!! Congrats and enjoy! *sigh*
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    I have no words ...

    Congratulations!
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    Couldn't resist another peek, Kumquat. You are having so much fun! I'm amazed at the variety -- eclectic, indeed! Thanks so much for sharing these with the rest of us.

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    A quick (and ignorant) question: I see that some folks here are calling that big Shalimar a "bee bottle." I've always called that design a "fan bottle" for lack of a better term, I think of bee bottles as the big ones with little bees all over like this:



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    My goodness your collection is glorious. I adore the Isadora bottle stopper. I have owned Isadora since i was young, only in the EdT, i hope one day to find the extrait in a bottle with that beautiful stopper.
    The Carons are amazing also.
    ((((HUGS)))) for you. Keep sharing, i adore viewing your treasures.
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    Mo, I'm sure you're right. That's a bee bottle in the picture you are showing. I think somebody may have been confused.




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