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    This sounds like an interesting story. Pray tell more
    Suffice to say that only one of us is still alive. And the living one doesn't wear Opium.

    So I guess I won the race, if not the man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    It is kind of amazing.
    That's a lovely gift you got for your girlfriend. I'm not sure mine would appreciate it, although she does wear vintage COCO sometimes. Of the vintage perfumes I've given her, her favorite seems to be Loewe 2.
    Yes, she likes it very much.
    This is a relatively new girlfriend (a few months), and she's become interested in my hobby and the whole idea of wearing something vintage.
    Smells gorgeous on her.

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    Bal a Versailles, parfum de toilette

    I actually got this a few days ago, together with the 1000 EDP and Opium parfum. Just got around to unwrapping it.
    This probably dates to the same period as the others (late '70s ~ mid '80s). No EMB code or "e" sign on the packaging.

    I already have the eau de cologne and the parfum. This would be my first time smelling the PDT.







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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanG View Post
    Yes, she likes it very much.
    This is a relatively new girlfriend (a few months), and she's become interested in my hobby and the whole idea of wearing something vintage.
    Smells gorgeous on her.
    The idea of it often plays into it.
    Are there any fragrances she just can't stand?

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    Bal a Versailles, parfum de toilette
    That's the exact PDT bottle I've been scouting since experiencing the cologne version. You're stealing my BAV thunder!

    Do report back on it. I'm hoping it's a notch lower volume than the parfum, and a bit less "thick".

    RoRo, your photos are always so good. Do you use a phone, or a real camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    The idea of it often plays into it.
    Are there any fragrances she just can't stand?
    So far there's nothing that I've worn that she's disliked, either niche, designer or vintage.
    The two (again, so far) that she absolutely loves are Puredistance M and vintage (made in Italy) D&G Pour Homme.
    Oh, and she adored MFK Oud Extrait, which surprised me a bit.
    She's a really good sport and is eager to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo
    Bal a Versailles, parfum de toilette
    That's a right proper perfume bottle right there.

    And with the cord intact, no less <envy> (!)

    How many concentrations of BaV were there over time?—because I have a sinking feeling I will have one of each before too long ...

    /Acey

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceyMan View Post
    That's a right proper perfume bottle right there.

    And with the cord intact, no less <envy> (!)

    How many concentrations of BaV were there over time?—because I have a sinking feeling I will have one of each before too long ...

    /Acey
    I thought you would like it. I never saw your full smelling notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    Bal a Versailles, parfum de toilette

    I actually got this a few days ago, together with the 1000 EDP and Opium parfum. Just got around to unwrapping it.
    This probably dates to the same period as the others (late '70s ~ mid '80s). No EMB code or "e" sign on the packaging.

    I already have the eau de cologne and the parfum. This would be my first time smelling the PDT.






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    Suffice to say that only one of us is still alive. And the living one doesn't wear Opium.

    So I guess I won the race, if not the man.
    Remind me never to cross you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    That's the exact PDT bottle I've been scouting since experiencing the cologne version. You're stealing my BAV thunder!

    Do report back on it. I'm hoping it's a notch lower volume than the parfum, and a bit less "thick".

    RoRo, your photos are always so good. Do you use a phone, or a real camera?
    The cologne is the one that grabs me. Did you have one of the other concentrations before getting the EDC?

    I appreciate the compliment on my photos. It's a proper camera -- a Sony RX100 mk1. It gives good bokeh. For the perfumes, I usually shoot at F4 or F3.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceyMan View Post
    That's a right proper perfume bottle right there.

    And with the cord intact, no less <envy> (!)

    How many concentrations of BaV were there over time?—because I have a sinking feeling I will have one of each before too long ...

    /Acey
    I like the bottle, but something has always looked a little off in the proportions to me. If I could change one thing, I'd try making that ball a little bigger.

    As far as I know, BaV came in four concentrations:
    Parfum
    Parfum de Toilette
    Eau de Toilette
    Eau de Cologne

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    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    I am salivating. Especially at the 1000.
    I didn't realize you were such a fan. I remember you like Ma Liberte. Do you pick up any similarities between them? When I was comparing the 1000 edp and parfum the other day, I found there was something about the parfum that reminded me of Ma Liberte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    I didn't realize you were such a fan. I remember you like Ma Liberte. Do you pick up any similarities between them? When I was comparing the 1000 edp and parfum the other day, I found there was something about the parfum that reminded me of Ma Liberte.
    I do not have 1000. I got a sample from Cook.bot i think and I used it up. From memory 1000 is more like vintage Joy than ma liberte.
    Unfortunately I do not remember 1000's drydown very well. But I think my order of preference will be 1000 followed closely by Ma Liberte then Joy. And that is why I am salivating
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    Bal a Versailles, parfum de toilette

    I actually got this a few days ago, together with the 1000 EDP and Opium parfum. Just got around to unwrapping it.
    This probably dates to the same period as the others (late '70s ~ mid '80s). No EMB code or "e" sign on the packaging.

    I already have the eau de cologne and the parfum. This would be my first time smelling the PDT.






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    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    The cologne is the one that grabs me. Did you have one of the other concentrations before getting the EDC?
    Only the parfum. And it was just Too Much. But the cologne was Baby Bear's Porridge.

    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    I like the bottle, but something has always looked a little off in the proportions to me. If I could change one thing, I'd try making that ball a little bigger.
    Now that you say that and I look at it more closely, the whole bottle would have looked more like a lyre (which I presume was their intention) if they had used a square or lozenge shape for the stopper instead of a ball.

    What an excellent use of our time: pointlessly reimagining the design of a fifty year old bottle. Jeez, I need a life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    As far as I know, BaV came in four concentrations:
    Parfum
    Parfum de Toilette
    Eau de Toilette
    Eau de Cologne
    Thanks for the confirmation!

    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo
    It's a proper camera -- a Sony RX100 mk1. It gives good bokeh. For the perfumes, I usually shoot at F4 or F3.5.
    I was going to say, if it's a phone, that's good bokeh, but the optics on the high-end phones now are so good I didn't think it wise to assume it *couldn't* be a phone ...

    /Acey

    bokeh is the effect of soft blobs for out of focus discrete elements in the background. Some bokeh is pretty, others not so much—mostly dependent on the optics as I understand things (as opposed to the sensor and what-not).

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    Quote Originally Posted by AceyMan View Post
    I was going to say, if it's a phone, that's good bokeh, but the optics on the high-end phones now are so good I didn't think it wise to assume it *couldn't* be a phone ...
    The high-end phones have gotten *really* good. I use a middling Android model that doesn't do such a great job.
    I think you're right that pleasing bokeh comes down mostly to the optics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    Only the parfum. And it was just Too Much. But the cologne was Baby Bear's Porridge.
    That sounds about right. I need to try them both again.

    Now that you say that and I look at it more closely, the whole bottle would have looked more like a lyre (which I presume was their intention) if they had used a square or lozenge shape for the stopper instead of a ball.
    The EDT bottles have caps that actually look like a lyre.

    What an excellent use of our time: pointlessly reimagining the design of a fifty year old bottle. Jeez, I need a life.
    And what's really funny is that we're talking about Bal a Versailles. Not exactly a paragon of refinement.
    I do love it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by epapsiou View Post
    From memory 1000 is more like vintage Joy than ma liberte.
    I think that's true. Ma Liberte and 1000 don't smell much alike, but I swear I could detect some of the same genes. There's an accord in Ma Liberte that is pretty distinctive, and I was picking it up in 1000. I'd never noticed it until the other day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanG View Post
    So far there's nothing that I've worn that she's disliked, either niche, designer or vintage.
    The two (again, so far) that she absolutely loves are Puredistance M and vintage (made in Italy) D&G Pour Homme.
    Oh, and she adored MFK Oud Extrait, which surprised me a bit.
    She's a really good sport and is eager to learn.
    You're fortunate in that. I am too -- not even KOUROS crosses the line. I don't wear Drakkar Noir around my girlfriend because it was apparently her father's signature scent. I took a mini over to her place one day, and she recognized the smell immediately. Her mom may have worn Opium. I know she wore J'ai Osé (also by Guy Laroche).

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    You can't have too much Tai Winds..

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    or can you?

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    just under $7 for the pair.. so much good for so little $$

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    You can't have too much Tai Winds..

    or can you?

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    I literally have too much. I can fill a pitcher.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoRo View Post
    Bal a Versailles, parfum de toilette

    I actually got this a few days ago, together with the 1000 EDP and Opium parfum. Just got around to unwrapping it.
    This probably dates to the same period as the others (late '70s ~ mid '80s). No EMB code or "e" sign on the packaging.

    I already have the eau de cologne and the parfum. This would be my first time smelling the PDT.






    That is a beautiful looking bottle.

    Was there any leakage when you got the bottle? I'm always concerned with these style bottles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    That is a beautiful looking bottle.

    Was there any leakage when you got the bottle? I'm always concerned with these style bottles.
    None. Well, there was no staining on the packaging to indicate any leakage.

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    Guerlain Vetiver - a nice 75ml 2001 batched bottle! Will be my 2nd ribbed bottle ever, other one is a 2003.

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    Two quarter-ounce parfum sprays (refillable) of No. 19. Won't someone please take pity on me and stop me?

    I'm guessing 1980s (no symbols, short ingredient list), but will wait for Sensei RoRo to help make the final determination.

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    Two quarter-ounce parfum sprays (refillable) of No. 19. Won't someone please take pity on me and stop me
    Not me! Along with vintage Miss Dior, vintage No. 19 is the only other perfume that I know I must have with me till the end.
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