Oh my gosh, LiliB, I discovered Blue Carnation through one of those vintage perfume nips that contain only a few drops. It was instant love. I, too, was able to get a partial bottle on ebay, and I so treasure it. What an amazing clove scent! And how wonderful to discover that vintage fragrances don't just automatically "go bad", as I always thought. The ladies of bygone years knew how to rock a fragrance (eg Shocking by Schiaparelli -- that's a bad-a$$ dame!).
My husband is likewise perplexed a bit by my new hobby. His reactions are usually "That's strong!" or, occasionally "YES!"
There is a group here called, I think, "Scent of An Old Woman" that despite it's daunting title is a good place for lovers of vintage perfume. Come check it out. And best wishes with your collection! Lisa