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    Default Today I Bought - July 2012

    Raided the Molinard site and ordered the 5x10ml discovery set for her, the 5x10 ml discovery set of the soliflores and a 30ml of Vanille with a Vanille body lotion.

    All are reduced or as specials. Yay

    An expensive month already.

    Large bottle of SJP Lovely. Originally bought for me by Mr Ali and this will be my third bottle. The nearest thing to Idylle Duet Rose-Patchouli to my nose. Also a 30ml of Lady Million whose bitter orange and tart raspberries literally makes my mouth water.

    Not niche, not cool but will both get used frequently
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    Fantastic gitft from a girlfriend of mine: vintage Jolie Madame EDT dated 1960...



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    Honore des Pres Vamp a NY

    Notes include tuberose, rum, Bourbon vanilla, Peru balsam, Tolu balsam and benzoin.

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    Checking off a longstanding fixture on my wanted-list! Morgane Le Fay Blue
    Notes: Pink pepper, galbanum, lily of the valley, rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, benzoin, musk, incense.

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    Dahila Noir Edt samples..till I can get a FB!
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    A 100ml bottle of Habanita edt, BNIB for a great price from ebay. After sampling this recently, l couldn't stop thinking about it, & having heard rumours of the edt's discontinuation, l thought it's now or never!
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    I did the same thing last month, teardrop - got that bottle of Habanita edt before it's too late. Congrats, and enjoy!

    This month...
    Chanel Cristalle edt to replace an emptied bottle
    Guerlain Eau de Cologne du Coq just because I felt like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    A 100ml bottle of Habanita edt, BNIB for a great price from ebay. After sampling this recently, l couldn't stop thinking about it, & having heard rumours of the edt's discontinuation, l thought it's now or never!
    Couldn't see Habanita EDT on the Molinard website on Sunday. So pleased I found a 100ml on eBay when I did too.

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    Patchouly Indonesiano Parfum 100ml by Farmacia SS. Anunziata.....just because.. =)


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    Went a little over board today:





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    my latest acquisitions: a 75ml bottle of cuir de russie, a 120ml bottle of jil sander man scent 79 and a 100ml bottle of navegar, all three at an amazing price so couldn't resist. this is it for quite a while, i will stop for now and try to clear the c/c damage (unless someone comes my way with a fb of black tourmaline or eau du fier, lol).

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    Quote Originally Posted by danny1967 View Post
    my latest acquisitions: a 75ml bottle of cuir de russie, a 120ml bottle of jil sander man scent 79 and a 100ml bottle of navegar, all three at an amazing price so couldn't resist. this is it for quite a while, i will stop for now and try to clear the c/c damage.

    Wonderful additions to your collection. I wish I had one of those Chanel Les Exclusifs in my wardrobe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucasai View Post
    Wonderful additions to your collection. I wish I had one of those Chanel Les Exclusifs in my wardrobe.
    thanks lucas. hopefully one day my friend, hopefully one day. chanel doesn't mail to poland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    Checking off a longstanding fixture on my wanted-list! Morgane Le Fay Blue
    Notes: Pink pepper, galbanum, lily of the valley, rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, sandalwood, benzoin, musk, incense.

    I'm so happy you got this, it's a great fragrance!!

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    Like the Chanel Cuir de Russie, Danny.



    Just received (another) backup of Ungaro II. I think it is safe to say I now have enough of this stockpiled to last me well into old age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandhajala View Post
    Like the Chanel Cuir de Russie, Danny.



    Just received (another) backup of Ungaro II. I think it is safe to say I now have enough of this stockpiled to last me well into old age.
    i know! i was thinking of you when i've posted the pic. i think we are both obsessed about it (you being the bigger one, lol).

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    I've jumped on the Habanita bandwagon too - bought a backup tester bottle before the old ones all disappear. I haven't smelled the new one yet, but I know the old one is a steal at $20/100ml.

    Also got these at the Guerlain boutique on Rue Saint-Honore while in Paris last week:





    I had lunch (and took photos) at the Costes afterwards, and sniffed, but didn't buy any fragrance there.

    and a Chanel Pour Monsieur stick deo for traveling - versatile enough to wear with anything.

    and from eBay, going back to the beginning in my chypre wanderings ...



    and finally, in the most epic trade ever with a very good BN friend, a full bell bottle of vintage Shiseido Iris Silver Mist:

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    Quote Originally Posted by teardrop View Post
    A 100ml bottle of Habanita edt, BNIB for a great price from ebay. After sampling this recently, l couldn't stop thinking about it, & having heard rumours of the edt's discontinuation, l thought it's now or never!
    Rumours of EDT discontinued???? I know they just released a "Modern EDP" but hadn't heard about any discontinuations. Congrats on your purchase. I think Habanita is one of the best buys in perfume-land.


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    It's no rumour, folks: The original "HABANITA" is discontinued, and will never be made again, neither in EDT nor in P. I knew this quite some time ago so I'm afraid I ordered so much I'm having a hard time finding room on the shelves of the "cave" (whence the First Edition Iris Silver Mist circa 1993 above ^^^^) Interestingly, the "new" habanita uses the now nearly impossible to obtain parfum (+/- $500.00 an ounce on e-bay) as an inspiration, and forgets the EdT completely--the new EdP is nothing at all like the EdT, but very much like the Parfum: In the Grand Tradition of (now obsolete) French Perfumery, these were two different scents entirely, designed to be worn together. There are still many 100ml bottles to be had on e-bay for as little as $20.00US for 3.3 ounces in the original black Lalique atomizer. I find it difficult to imagine living without this, so I must have at least 50 of them. As it says on my e-bay buyer rating pages over and over and over: "Bulk Buyer" LOL--but when I see that "10" available in the box--I just can't *not* buy all 10--especially when something is discontinued! For the record: My latest acquisitions: 1x30ml vintage "OPIUM" parfum, 1x vintage 120ml "OPIUM" eau de toilette splash, and 1x vintage 60ml "Opium" perfumed bath oil: I got to thinking: I *need* Opium. Interestingly, there really isn't much of the vintage left.....I think all of us *need* at least 7ml of Opium parfum in that swell bottle, just for reference.......
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    MdM - if there are any other old things falling off of the shelves of your cave, I'm always ready to help you make room.

    I just ordered a couple more tester bottles of Habanita EdT before they are all gone. It's hard not to at these prices. My wife has recently fallen for it, and the first bottle is going fast. One backup won't be enough.

    By the way, I was in the mega Sephora on the Champs-Élysées last week. They had only the new version, judging from the flat, wide boxes on the shelf. They just had an old EdT tester out though. I went there specifically to try the new EdP, too. I may just have to blind buy it.
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    Lovely bell jar, rubegon! Congrats! I was so tempted to buy exactly the same bell jar from ebay (maybe it was a European listing only, I don't recall, but it's gone by now) at a very good price, but then I do not like the newer Iris Silver Mist. I got myself the Shiseido Rose de Nuit instead - ready to be picked up from my local mail service point today!


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    Went into store with the intention of getting Tobacco Vanille or Black Orchid. Ended up leaving with this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post

    and finally, in the most epic trade ever with a very good BN friend, a full bell bottle of vintage Shiseido Iris Silver Mist:

    Dear Lord, this is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!!


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    Chergui was my first niche! welcome to BN broxwood
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    robegon, you got the Coty Chypre! Same bottle as I have. Of course, after I sent you a decant (; Tell us all about it. Enjoy!

    Alfarom, I was staying at a friend's who has all her mother's old perfumes including JM of same vintage. Next time I visit her, I am bringing decant supplies.

    Myself, awaiting DvF Volcan d'Amour—a rarity—from ebay as well as sample vials of Amarige Mariage just because the notes sounded so festive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    Alfarom, I was staying at a friend's who has all her mother's old perfumes including JM of same vintage. Next time I visit her, I am bringing decant supplies.
    Very nice leathery-floral a-la Bandit (well, sort of). I wasn't familiar with the vintage since I got it as a gift...Just LOVELY!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Larimar View Post
    Lovely bell jar, rubegon! Congrats! I was so tempted to buy exactly the same bell jar from ebay (maybe it was a European listing only, I don't recall, but it's gone by now) at a very good price, but then I do not like the newer Iris Silver Mist. I got myself the Shiseido Rose de Nuit instead - ready to be picked up from my local mail service point today!
    Thank you Larimar! I tested ISM from a Perfumed Court sample - not sure how recent a vintage - and have been fascinated with it ever since. I was about to go to the SL shop to buy a bell of it (I was in Paris last week) when MdM proposed a trade for a certain elephantine flacon I had recently acquired. It's now the prize of my collection!

    I love it! This one seems a bit earthier and less "pretty" than I remember the sample I tried. Not a fragrance to wear out for me - perfect for quiet moments alone.

    Quote Originally Posted by alfarom View Post
    Dear Lord, this is F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!!
    Thanks, alfarom -I agree!

    Quote Originally Posted by jujy54 View Post
    robegon, you got the Coty Chypre! Same bottle as I have. Of course, after I sent you a decant (; Tell us all about it. Enjoy!
    I did, jujy! I think blind bought it before your sample even arrived - I had been keeping my eyes open after I missed that last bottle, and got it at a good price. I have been on a real chypre kick lately, and this is a great addition to the collection, and not just for "archival" purposes - I find it very wearable. Now I'm on the lookout for a bottle of the parfum ...

    I was wondering how close it would be to Chanel pour Monsieur, as CpM has been said to be the closest thing to the original Chypre de Coty. I like the Coty more - it's a bit more overtly floral and feminine in the opening, but it settles into it's "chyprosity" quickly. Its refreshing and bitter, while still seeming substantial - if that makes sense. Surprisingly tenacious for an EdT - probably because it has more oakmoss than any "chypre" made these days?

    Oh, and I just got another thing I've been wanting for a while. Semi-blind - I have the EdT, and after Larimar's comments on it, I knew I'd love it.

    Vol de Nuit parfum tester:

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    my recent purchases (and blind buys) of slumberhouse norne and pear & olive arrived today.

    will need to sample later as I'd like not to be thrown out of the movies this afternoon.
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