Very eloquent posts, gentleman.
Dogodojo - I really like what you said here. Civet, among other notes, are what shaped modern fragrance. There is an element of classicism in these Vintage bottles and it transcended men's and women's fragrances wonderfully.
I would like to focus on your last couple sentences...we still have time to live. For all of us, as is the mystery of life, we just don't know how much time. If you live in the present, each day is a "gift" - and you can feel blessed to have lived during an era where you had the chance to enjoy the lavish scents of days gone by. Thankfully, a lot of us can say that, we, (and perhaps if we have children who enjoy this passion) - are the last generation to truly know fragrance in its most glorious and creative days. The juice won't last forever, but nothing does. Relish in the fact that you've had this olfactory experience in your lifetime and you understand the fragrances (and notes) that have been with you in their true and original formulations. We can look to the future with hope...but I live each and everyday in the moment, and that includes my passion of scent.
From a positive perspective, we are truly lucky to have had this experience. We can also enjoy listenening to Brahms while we wear our classic scents - yet he did not have the scents we love so dearly, while he was composing his timeless pieces of music.
Enjoy the beauty now...for the future is uncertain.