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    Default Vintage perfume help!

    Hello All,

    I bought a vintage bottle of perfume online and it's called Hugues De Castry (pdt or edp), bur I can't find any info online about it. It has a label on the front that shows the name, Marsielles France and 85%vol. On the bottom it only has engraved "modeles depose". It did not come with a box. Here is a picture of the perfume. Any help would be appreciated!

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    Not a lot on this one is there?....

    http://www.trademarkia.com/hugues-de...-73477969.html

    Circa 1984?

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    http://www.wer-weiss-was.de/theme191...le6549620.html

    Someone else looking in Germany

    Hallo,
    mittlerweile bin ich echt am verzweifeln, auch im www bin ich bislang nicht weitergekommen.
    Ich bin auf der Suche nach einem Parfum de Toilette mit dem Namen Hugues de Castry. Oben auf der Verpackung klebt ein kleiner runder Aufkleber mit dem Hinweis Made in France und die Zahl 41.
    Die Mutter eines damaligen Freundes hatte mir das mal mitbestellt, aber ich weiß nicht, wo sie das bestellt hat. Leider habe ich auch keinen Kontakt mehr zu den Leuten.
    Parfums Grasse ist noch auf der Verpackung vermerkt und ein kleines Symbol, ähnlich einer Blumenzwiebel.
    Wäre schön, wenn mir jemand helfen könnte.
    .. mehr auf http://w-w-w.ms/a3wdpw

    Hello,now I am really desperate, even the www I'm not so far progressed.
    I am looking for a perfume de toilette named Hugues de Castry. Up on the packaging glued a small round sticker with a note made ​​in France and the number 41
    The mother of a former friend had ordered me the times, but I do not know where they ordered the. Unfortunately, I have also lost touch with the people.
    Parfums Grasse is still marked on the packaging and a small icon similar to a bulb.
    Would be nice if someone could help me.
    .. more on http://w-w-w.ms/a3wdpw

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    Group Lexel France is coming up on a German site after an HC Hugues de castry

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    I have another German one suggesting it was a copy perfume maybe.

    allo,

    das Unternehmen JDG war ein "Nachmixer" von teuren Parfums. Diese Parfums gab es dann meistens bei privaten Hausverkäufen (Parfumparty) zu testen und zu erwerben.

    Teure Markenoriginale wurden nachgemischt und mit geringfügigen Änderungen verkaufsfähig gemacht.
    Diese JDG-Mischung kam bisweilen dem Vorbild sehr Nahe...

    Die Namen des Parfums waren meist in Anlehnung an die Markenparfums gewählt worden.
    Die JDG Parfums wurden zu einem Bruchteil des Markenparfumpreises angeboten.

    Nr. 41 hieß meines Wissens "No comment".
    Es war einer der Bestseller und dürfte auch als Markenparfum sehr erfolgreich gewesen sein.

    Nimm die Flasche mit zur nächsten Parfumerie.
    Erkläre einer netten und kompetenten Verkäuferin dein Problem.
    Lass sie mal schnuppern...
    Eine wirkliche Fachverkäuferin erkennt einen gängigen Duft
    - zumal wenn der Name dem Vorbild ähnlich ist.

    allo,


    JDG the company was a "Nachmixer" of expensive perfumes. This perfume was then mostly in private house sales (perfume party) to test and purchase.


    Expensive brand originals were remixed and with minor changes made ​​salable.
    This JDG mixture was sometimes very close to the lines ...


    The name of the perfume were usually chosen based on the brand name perfumes.
    The JDG perfumes were offered at a fraction of the price of brand perfume.


    No. 41 was called to my knowledge, "No comment."
    It was a bestseller and was probably as brand perfume very successful.


    Take the bottle with the next Parfumerie.
    Explain a nice and competent seller your problem.
    Let them sniff times ...
    A true professional salesperson recognizes a common fragrance
    - Especially if the name is similar to the model.



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    I may be straying too far off the line there though. I cannot read german and have to use a google translated answer.

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    More of it here

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-HUGUES-DE-CASTRY-PARFUM-DE-TOILETTE-NATURAL-SPRAY-FOR-WOMEN-4oz-/380565957232

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    Found it.. on the JDC website

    Top - Bergamot, Lemon, Green Tea

    Mid - Jasmine, Iris, Lily-rose

    Base - Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Amber, Oakmoss

    Does that sound about right to the smell?
    Last edited by mumsy; 6th March 2013 at 09:00 PM.

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    Default Re: Vintage perfume help!

    Thank you Mumsy! I am gathering that they are similar perfumes to the AVON perfumes in the US, but a better quality. Am I correct in my experience that the 85% by volume on the bottle means it's an EDP or PDT?
    Someone else said they found something saying this was a woody-floral musk and it does open as a floral, albeit an older floral.
    I had also noticed that the bottle looked more masculine than feminine to me. What do you think?
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    I discovered a vintage bottle here in France and love it. I find it quite unique and with plenty of character. I find it hard to compare it to anything else.
    My bottle is different to yours. Its cylindrical in shape with a textured pattern on the glass.
    I will try to post a photo of it tomorrow.
    I am sure it is the same fragrance.
    Last edited by david; 7th March 2013 at 11:45 PM.
    Holiday accommodation, (central apartments in Berlin and south of France) offered in exchange for fragrances. Please pm me.

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    Default Re: Vintage perfume help!

    Quote Originally Posted by mumsy View Post
    Not a lot on this one is there?....

    http://www.trademarkia.com/hugues-de...-73477969.html

    Circa 1984?

    - - - Updated - - -

    http://www.wer-weiss-was.de/theme191...le6549620.html

    Someone else looking in Germany

    Hallo,
    mittlerweile bin ich echt am verzweifeln, auch im www bin ich bislang nicht weitergekommen.
    Ich bin auf der Suche nach einem Parfum de Toilette mit dem Namen Hugues de Castry. Oben auf der Verpackung klebt ein kleiner runder Aufkleber mit dem Hinweis Made in France und die Zahl 41.
    Die Mutter eines damaligen Freundes hatte mir das mal mitbestellt, aber ich weiß nicht, wo sie das bestellt hat. Leider habe ich auch keinen Kontakt mehr zu den Leuten.
    Parfums Grasse ist noch auf der Verpackung vermerkt und ein kleines Symbol, ähnlich einer Blumenzwiebel.
    Wäre schön, wenn mir jemand helfen könnte.
    .. mehr auf http://w-w-w.ms/a3wdpw

    Hello,now I am really desperate, even the www I'm not so far progressed.
    I am looking for a perfume de toilette named Hugues de Castry. Up on the packaging glued a small round sticker with a note made ​​in France and the number 41
    The mother of a former friend had ordered me the times, but I do not know where they ordered the. Unfortunately, I have also lost touch with the people.
    Parfums Grasse is still marked on the packaging and a small icon similar to a bulb.
    Would be nice if someone could help me.
    .. more on http://w-w-w.ms/a3wdpw

    - - - Updated - - -

    Group Lexel France is coming up on a German site after an HC Hugues de castry

    - - - Updated - - -

    I have another German one suggesting it was a copy perfume maybe.

    allo,

    das Unternehmen JDG war ein "Nachmixer" von teuren Parfums. Diese Parfums gab es dann meistens bei privaten Hausverkäufen (Parfumparty) zu testen und zu erwerben.

    Teure Markenoriginale wurden nachgemischt und mit geringfügigen Änderungen verkaufsfähig gemacht.
    Diese JDG-Mischung kam bisweilen dem Vorbild sehr Nahe...

    Die Namen des Parfums waren meist in Anlehnung an die Markenparfums gewählt worden.
    Die JDG Parfums wurden zu einem Bruchteil des Markenparfumpreises angeboten.

    Nr. 41 hieß meines Wissens "No comment".
    Es war einer der Bestseller und dürfte auch als Markenparfum sehr erfolgreich gewesen sein.

    Nimm die Flasche mit zur nächsten Parfumerie.
    Erkläre einer netten und kompetenten Verkäuferin dein Problem.
    Lass sie mal schnuppern...
    Eine wirkliche Fachverkäuferin erkennt einen gängigen Duft
    - zumal wenn der Name dem Vorbild ähnlich ist.

    allo,


    JDG the company was a "Nachmixer" of expensive perfumes. This perfume was then mostly in private house sales (perfume party) to test and purchase.


    Expensive brand originals were remixed and with minor changes made ​​salable.
    This JDG mixture was sometimes very close to the lines ...


    The name of the perfume were usually chosen based on the brand name perfumes.
    The JDG perfumes were offered at a fraction of the price of brand perfume.


    No. 41 was called to my knowledge, "No comment."
    It was a bestseller and was probably as brand perfume very successful.


    Take the bottle with the next Parfumerie.
    Explain a nice and competent seller your problem.
    Let them sniff times ...
    A true professional salesperson recognizes a common fragrance
    - Especially if the name is similar to the model.



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    I may be straying too far off the line there though. I cannot read german and have to use a google translated answer.

    - - - Updated - - -

    More of it here

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-HU...-/380565957232

    - - - Updated - - -

    Found it.. on the JDC website

    Top - Bergamot, Lemon, Green Tea

    Mid - Jasmine, Iris, Lily-rose

    Base - Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Amber, Oakmoss

    Does that sound about right to the smell?
    Mumsy,

    For it's age, the top notes have somewhat disappeared and open more in the middle notes. Still a little hard to tell, but I would say this is the one!

    southerngardens

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    I discovered a vintage bottle here in France and love it. I find it quite unique and with plenty of character. I find it hard to compare it to anything else.
    My bottle is different to yours. Its cylindrical in shape with a textured pattern on the glass.
    I will try to post a photo of it tomorrow.
    I am sure it is the same fragrance.
    Hello David!

    I have seen the bottle you are speaking of on eBay and they are marketing it to women, but as Mumsy has pointed out, it's more of a unisex frag.

    Thanks,

    southerngardens
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    Sorry about the double photo.
    This is my bottle. it's definitely a female fragrance, but a really good quality one and very interesting. It's quite heavy ~ along the lines of Bal a Versailles, but in no way a copy. It has it's own distinct character and is very old school, (in a good way !)

    .....thanks southerngardens for your thread and thanks mumsy for all the information you provided !
    Last edited by david; 9th March 2013 at 06:36 PM.
    Holiday accommodation, (central apartments in Berlin and south of France) offered in exchange for fragrances. Please pm me.

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    Default Re: Vintage perfume help!

    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
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    Sorry about the double photo.
    This is my bottle. it's definitely a female fragrance, but a really good quality one and very interesting. It's quite heavy ~ along the lines of Bal a Versailles, but in no way a copy. It has it's own distinct character and is very old school, (in a good way !)

    .....thanks southerngardens for your thread and thanks mumsy for all the information you provided !
    Thanks David for the photos! That is the exact bottle they are selling a large supply of from an old deptartment store closing on ebay. The starting bid is only $9.99, but have been ending up at around $30. I found the unusual bottle of my Hugues de Castry for $15!
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