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    Last edited by david; 11th August 2014 at 08:37 PM.
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    Sounds lovely - & love your Camellias too

    This could be the start of a really amazing thread, recording discontinued & unusual fragrances!

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    Hi david,

    I also own this fragrance, and I can say that this is the best tobacco-based fragrance that I have ever experienced.

    Due to its rarity, I try to use it quite a few times, so the bottle lasts a long time.

    I know it will be hard to find another to replace it.

    It is because of perfumes like this that I'm an obsessed with fragrances.

    Congrats,

    mdclx

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    I like the bottle cap on this one.

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    Great thread, great bottle. Almost sounds like you're describing Nombre Noir.

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    Thank you so much for sharing these gems...thought I was bad with 'back-ups'!

    And agree - Italian stuff has style.

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    Hi david,

    I also own this fragrance, and I can say that this is the best tobacco-based fragrance that I have ever experienced.

    Due to its rarity, I try to use it quite a few times, so the bottle lasts a long time.

    I know it will be hard to find another to replace it.

    It is because of perfumes like this that I'm an obsessed with fragrances.

    Congrats,
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    David, you're the man when it comes to bringing up these rare classic gems. Never tried it, but it sounds nice bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    SANDALO DEL KASHMIR ~ PERLIER

    Nobody does it quite like the italians.
    An incredible fragrance at an incredibly low price.
    Get this quick. Perlier turns them out fast and tends to discontinue them after a few years.
    To give you an example of how good this fragrance is.... it has shot straight to my top ten favourites and I have bought fourteen bottles as back up....just in case ! Three words should be eliminated from the bottle....... "for men", (this is a unisex fragrance) ~ and "sandalwood". This fragrance has nothing to do with sandalwood.
    This one has everything to do with Aromatics Elixir from Clinique and Aramis 900, but actually surpasses both. A sweet tangerine note makes this one just that bit better.
    If you want the ultimate feelgood factor fragrance, look no further ~ this is it.
    Available for less than 8 euros online...

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    Pretty cool. Reminds me of a soda bottle.

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    Great idea for thread David. Please keep them coming.
    Re: Avatar-So are they whats known as subwoofers?

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    A behind the scenes look at a great fragrance. I'm not sure how many people are aware of this, but some fragrances are designed in advance and not for a particular house/brand. If a house/brand tries these "ready made" creations, and likes one enough ~ then it is picked out for, (hopefully) stardom. In effect they are purchasing the finished product, instead of creating from scratch ~ which is obviously the cheaper option, when launching a new release.
    One such case is this creation, "Bois de Loupe". End quote

    Never realised that - thanks for the info David, fascinating - is that still common now, or was it more with the older stuff?

    Yes, those natural rose things don't last on the skin if they're any good - but agree that they do add an extra lift layered with other stuff, love roses myself.

    Nobody here that I know of sells the Perlier - only the soaps, etc., maybe I'll go hassle the people who stock the soaps next week as it could be a good seller for them.

    How on earth do you find them all?
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    Like lpp asked where do you find these gems?

    BTW, have you tried any from Iunx?
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    Those Italians again

    Any more photos yet?

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    Thanks for sharing so many underrated and/or less known masterpieces with us. There is definitely some more place in my sampling and, possibly, future purchases list (in order to accommodate at least some of these, if I ever find them in retail).

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    Nice thread, David. I'm enjoying reading it.

    I think some of these are probably very difficult to find in the states.


    Just doing a quick google search I was unable to find any vendors selling Sandalo Kashmir or Pure Cacao. I think I'll stay on the hunt for these two as they sound great!

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    I can see this thread doing wonders for the Italian tourist trade this summer David.
    And I hope it encourages people to look around - as much as the internet had broadened our horizons, it has equally limited them in some respects as we are becoming too used to click & buy, rather than search & sniff
    Some stunning bottles , and simple citric things are so refreshing in summer - MT/FM sounds very interesting.

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    Reading this thread I smile, there are hundreds and hundreds of such perfumes in Italy -sold at ridiculous prices- a whole book library is not enough to contain descriptions and pictures!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by david View Post
    MOSCHUS ORIENTAL LOVE ~ 1980(?) Sophie Nerval
    Discontinued.
    "Supposedly", they contained real deer musk and were subsequently banned, (see fragrantica for more details).
    Moschus has the "recycle" symbol on the bottle, most likely it is mid/end of the Nineties.
    Deer musk was banned in 1979, so probably it was used for the last time -and only for most luxury perfumes- at the beginning of '80.

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    In Berlin recently I discovered a much older perfume from the firm Sophie Nerval.
    Unfortunately there's no name on the bottle apart from the brand name. The bottle sits inside a gold metalic case, (similar to some of the older Guerlain fragrances). On the case is a faded name written in signature style which I can't identify.
    I would describe the perfume as a very heavy smokey green leather which smells wonderful. Does anyone know which perfume this could be ? I would guess it's from the 50's or earlier.

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