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    Thumbs up Top Vintages: Your List

    I was inspired by carmencanada's similarly-titled blog topic at Grain de Musc...


    Sticking to the formal notion of 25 plus years, a short list (10) of your top vintages.

    Mine are (and I know I don't go back very far...):


    YSL Y 1964
    Amouage Gold 1983
    Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps (the orignal) 1948
    Gres Cabochard (the original) 1959
    Ungaro Diva 1983
    Niki de Saint Phalle 1982
    V C & A First 1976

    Givenchy Gentleman (original) 1974
    Nina Ricci Phileas 1984 tied with Nina Ricci Signoricci 2 197?
    Sisley Eau de Campagne 1974
    Last edited by Hillaire; 15th June 2010 at 05:58 PM.

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    Sorry, please clarify: what we have got at home or what sits best on our skins?

    I miss the old fragrances: Hermes Doblis, Ricci Farouche, Lancome Magie/Sikkim/Climat, many Jean Patous, Guerlain Pois de Senteur/Fleur de Feu, Caron Royal Bain, Coty La Rose Jacqueminot, Fath de Fath.
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    I always love your threads, Hillarie.

    My current Top 10 vintage 25+
    which are all in my collection..!

    1) Poison (1985)
    2) Bal à Versailles (1962)
    3) N°19 (1971)
    4) N°5 (1921)
    5) Dioressence (1969)
    6) Ysatis (1984)
    7) Shalimar (1925)
    8) Diorissimo (1956)
    9) Lagerfeld Classic (1979)
    X) Habit Rouge (1965)

    Runners up!
    Coco (1984);
    Opium (1977);
    Chanel Pour Monsieur (1955)

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    Default Re: Top Vintages: Your List

    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    Sorry, please clarify: what we have got at home or what sits best on our skins?

    I miss the old fragrances: Hermes Doblis, Ricci Farouche, Lancome Magie/Sikkim/Climat, many Jean Patous, Guerlain Pois de Senteur/Fleur de Feu, Caron Royal Bain, Coty La Rose Jacqueminot, Fath de Fath.
    I did do what I have at home, but there is no reason it has to be stuff you have. Just the ones that impress you the most.

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    Fracas
    Vent Vert
    YSL Y
    Habanita
    Crepe de Chine
    Shalimar
    Jicky
    Fidgi
    Bellogdia
    Ma Griffe

    reine

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    My favorite topic - yay!

    I made it easier on myself by sticking to fragrances that are either discontinued or thoroughly ruined by reformulation (thank goodness we can still get decent bottles of Coco, Chamade and Ysatis!) and are currently in my collection.

    Vent Vert - 1947
    Detchema - 1953
    Givenchy III - 1970
    Gucci No 1 - 1974
    Halston - 1975
    Calvin Klein - 1978
    Flora Danica - 1980
    K de Krizia - 1981
    Diva - 1983
    Gucci No 3 - 1985


    Another fun thread, Hillaire - thanks!

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    Vent vert parfum
    L'heure Bleu EDC
    Chamade EDC
    Mitsy EDC

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    Rive Gauche
    Casaque
    Givenchy III
    Ivoire
    Jicky
    L'Heure Bleue

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    Amouage Gold (1983)

    • Creed Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare (1890)

    • Coty Muguet des Bois (1942)

    • Annick Goutal Rose Absolue (1984)

    Highland Lilac of Rochester (1967) -- I didn't realize this has been around so long until I checked just now.

    • Mary Chess White Lilac (1930)

    • Nettie Rosenstein Odalisque (1946 version)

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    Great question.

    My favorite vintage varieties are (no particular order as this is off the top of my head)

    Rive Gauche

    Arpege

    No 19

    Caron French Cancan

    No 5

    Calandre

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    Fracas

    Normandie

    Apres l'Ondee

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    I don't know the exact dates of any of these, but...

    Poison ( Whatever happened to my rock and roll? )
    Crystalle ( What DID they do to this to make it so unrecognizable? I don't even like modern Crystalle a little. )
    Vent Vert Eau de Toilette ( pre-90s - I just adore how intensely green it is. )
    La Rose Jacqueminot ( From the '50s - stunningly mossy )
    Rochas Femme ( from Hillaire - and what a gorgeous experience it was, though like a number of odd roses, took me a couple tried to warm up to. )

    Of these, the only one I own is Poison, but I'm glad to have had the opportunity to try the others.
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    Mitsouko
    Joy
    Fracas
    1000
    Sous Le Vent
    Jicky
    Vol de Nuit
    No.5
    No.19
    Shalimar

    ....in no order of preference.
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    Iris gris J Fath
    Vent Vert Cellier/Balmain
    Fracas
    Chypre Coty
    Le fruit défendu
    Graffiti Capucci
    Ma griffe
    Diorella
    Eau Sauvage
    Cabochard
    Y YSL
    Fleurs de rocaille
    Quadrille
    Après l'ondée pure perfume
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    [B]By my criterion, if it's older than me, it's vintage.

    [1969 (perhaps the greatest vintag year of all! Chamade, Azuree, O de Lancome
    1962 Bal A Versailles
    1953 Youth Dew
    1925 Shalimar
    1919Mitsouko
    ]
    ...and as an honorable mention, even though it came out the year after I was born...
    1971 Chanel No. 19

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    Well, anything by Ernest Daltroff, I admire everything but would **love** to get a vintage sample of narcisse noir, or et noir, en avion, n'aimez que moi, and alpona.

    I"m leaving Guerlain out becuase I haven't come across vintage anything for them that I liked; this house needs to be used within a few years, i think. Carons hold their appeal longer.
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    I love and own these favorites:

    Niki de Saint Phalle
    Ivoire de Balmain
    Chanel No. 5
    Chanel Coco
    Mitsouko
    Coriandre
    Ma Griffe
    Paco Rabanne Metal
    Amazone
    Joy
    Norell

    (Oops! That's 11! Hard to narrow this list down. I'm most interested in scents from 1965 to 1982 at the moment. If any of you have recommendations for new scents for me to try from this time period, I'd love to hear them. I know there are many treasure I haven't had a chance to discover yet.)

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    Oh my goodness, there are so many!! However, these are my fav's (a few more than 10, but 10 different houses!!):

    Chanel : No. 22
    Lucien Lelong : Cachet and Sirocco
    Guerlain : L'Heure Bleue, Après L'ondée, and Jicky
    Schiaparelli : Shocking, S, and Sport de Schiaparelli
    Jean Patou : Chaldée
    Crown Perfumery : Crown Bouquet, Crown of Gold, and Heliotrope
    Creed : Jasmin Impératrice Eugénie
    Coty: L'Aimant, L'Origan, Muguet de Bois
    Caron : Nuit de Noël and Bellodgia
    Le Galion: Sortilège
    Last edited by distortech; 16th June 2010 at 08:09 PM.
    I love Jasmine.

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    Miss Balmain
    Vent Vert
    Tabac blond
    Rive Gauche
    Caleche
    Emeraude
    Arpege
    Norell
    Acqua di Parma Profumo
    Chanel no.19
    Dioressence


    This list needs to be longer - I must add
    Mitsouko
    Fleurs de Rocailles
    Cabochard
    Infini

    and I'll probably think of others.
    Last edited by kumquat; 17th June 2010 at 11:03 PM.

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