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    Default Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    Hi all,

    My name is Manon, 20yo and I am from the Netherlands. It is my first post on this forum

    Recently my grandmother sadly passed away and we have discovered that she was quite a shopping addict (it appears that this is genetic.. )

    I have found a big box of what seems now to be vintage perfumes! Never thought this was a thing until I started googling some unknown ones.
    I dont have a lot of knowledge on this subject yet but I would like to find out

    In memory of her I would like to keep a few items, but the rest I will give away to friends (if still useful).
    Why not keep them all? Well, this is just the tip of the iceberg, there is dozens of unused bags, makeup, etc. etc. And I dont have the space!

    Pretty much all of these perfumes are still within the plastic, never used

    Which ones should I keep? I already found that YSL Champagne and Versace Versus V/S are quite rare. Suggestions are welcome!!


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    Default Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    I am sure that others will chime in with many recommendations as there is a lot of good stuff there... I personally have always been a fan of Tendre Poison, so that one immediately caught my eye... Diorissimo is another.
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    2) Giorgio V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills) - tie
    4) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
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    Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz)
    6) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
    7) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
    7) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
    7) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
    7) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
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    Default Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    Welcome on Basenotes.
    There are some vintage bottles here. Your grandmother had a good taste. I would personally keep the Cartiers, Diorissimo and Champagne.

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    Default Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    Cool thanks for your replies so far
    I especially like the champagne bottle I saw when I googled it, but I am bit scared to open the plastic now hahaha

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    Default Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    Welcome to you Manon! Enjoy your time here at Basenotes! Sorry to hear about your grandmother. I'll let others suggest what to keep but I do think you should keep a few to remind you of her.
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    Default Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    Thanks I already decided on the YSL, she really liked real champagne. The Poison also looks mysterious haha. I am googling the others suggested atm.

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    Default Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    Welcome to Basenotes Manon. If I it were me, I would probably consider saving a few items from notable houses like Guerlain, Chanel, Dior. I did see Dior from the photos provided.
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    Default Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    I would certainly keep the Diors.

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    Default Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    While sorry for your grandmother and also by far no expert, would keep most if not all of the Dior fragrances, plus the Hermes (Eau d'Orange Verte or at least from a similar vintage series), the 4711 EDC and the YSL Champagne ones

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    Default Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    Most of what's there is "keeper quality," though I think you could pass on the J'Adore Dior and Bulgari Omnia without losing any sleep. It really boils down to what you like and, as Hednic thoughtfully says, what reminds you of your grandmother. But, unless you're planning to sell them (which you could do—these are largely desirable vintage formulations), don't be afraid to open them. Fragrances are meant to be worn and experienced.
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    Default Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    Vintage hoarder instincts whisper into my ear

    "everything"
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    Default Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    Welcome! I too would keep all. My favorite in your set is diorissimo, which is perfect for the spring.

    I have a personal dislike for champagne. I’m over sensitive to a material in there. But most other people are not bothered.

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    Default Re: Vintage perfumes - question for the experts, what to keep ?

    The Coco Chanel stands out to me. It was reformulated this year and it's not the same anymore. I love both versions.




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