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    Default Smell and Tell: Two Vintage Weils

    So, now I know USPS ground takes a week, having heard from one of the recipients of the Weil samples I offered via the FtaGH thread.

    Looking forward to any observations on these two vintage finds, Zibeline and Weil de Weil, both in PdT formulation.

    Pleasant weekend to all.
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    Wearing Weil de Weil this am. Found it to be very sharp and green when I first put it on. Almost overwhelmingly so. Major galbanum bomb. After about 10 minutes the sharpness went away and within an hour I was smelling primarily the lovely floral notes...hyacinth and a touch of gardenia. Didn't find the neroli that's listed as one of the notes. Just reapplied and this time my nose has adjusted and the sharp galbanum quiets down almost immediately, letting me smell flowers and a little bit of lovely soft leather. The only other Weil I own is Antilope. I believe I have both vintage and a newer version and love them both madly so it's a treat to try other vintage Weil fumes. I adore many of my modern perfumes but there is simply nothing like the base of vintage perfumes. Jujy54, thanks for sharing these beauties with me! My wallet...probably not gonna be so happy with you because I fear I'm going to need a bottle before I'm done with the sample! I'm a sucker for scents that combine green/floral/leather notes.

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    Jujy54, I'm watching a couple of bottles of WdW. In fact, have a bid on one already. SIGH.

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    Bonne chance, bogsc! At least you know I am not bidding (mustn't be grabby after all).
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    Tried the Zibeline. I am not a major fan of floral aldehydics, but I understand now why Zibeline has such a following. In the drydown, Zibeline is original and strange. You might even call it "disturbing," which is how Frederic Malle describes his neo-vintage Fleur de Cassie, which is patterned after such old classics as Zibeline. I have been sampling many vintage (1950s) aldehydics lately, having been gifted with a set of nips. When you try such oldies and Zibeline, you realize that the supposedly domesticated ladies of the 1950s who wore these scents were quite a set of tigers, indeed. Our modern perfumes smell like soda-fountain pop by comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rednails View Post
    When you try such oldies and Zibeline, you realize that the supposedly domesticated ladies of the 1950s who wore these scents were quite a set of tigers, indeed. Our modern perfumes smell like soda-fountain pop by comparison.
    So true! Definitely naughty knickers under those prim A-line skirts.


    Jujy54, you're growing an army of wild animal-tamers. I love it!

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    Generous samples, Jujy54. I love vintage Weil's Antilope, it is highly addictive. I have heard that Zibeline is awesome and was used back in the Gatsby days to scent furs. I bet my grandparents know about that one!

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    Almost, Schilling. I think I'm unloosing the wild animals themselves.

    NIN, I do scent my (my late mom's) mink with Zibeline. Most effective. As to Antilope, it is my go to aldehyde. I have 50s or 60s era EDT.
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    jujy54, that makes the mink even lovelier. I bet men follow you around blindly all evening when you wear that Zibeline-perfumed mink!

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    Yeah, the old men at my synagogue. At least they make me feel tall!
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    jujy54, there are cute guys AT TEMPLE, TOO! Hmmmm. I'll have to get some Zibeline for my grandmother's mink jacket. As long as it's NOT the Married guys who are following, right?

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    Actually, I'm sort of dating an age-appropriate single dude form my shul. He is indifferent to fragrance, alas...
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