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    So it turns out that old Devin is not for me. One of the few vintages I have that I wouldn't buy again.
    Another miss followed soon after.

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    I've read conflicting things about this one. I should have listened to the reviews discouraging the readers from buying the Florence-version. It starts off well enough as an eighties powerhouse masculine, woody, spicy and smoky. There's a funky, sweaty side to it that reminds me of Eau d'Hermès (and which makes me think of cumin, though I'm not sure it's in there), but the composition somehow loses coherence after a while and turns weird. I don't think I'll be wearing this one either.

    I could have let this be a lession to me not to buy reformulations and go seek out the older vintages instead, but I didn't...
    I've been wearing Trophée a couple of times now and I quite like it. Worn on clothing, it's surprisingly long lasting, but still manages not to stand out. Some might consider it boring, but I feel really comfortable wearing it, and so, because I only have a 50 ml bottle, I went looking for a back-up. I couldn't find an older one at a good price, so instead I zeroed in on a 20th anniversary edition from 2002, still sealed and in near pristine condition. I had some qualms, though, concerning the quality of the reformulation. I searched the net, but couldn't find any review that compared the old version with the newer one.

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    I ended up buying it anyway - and I don't regret it. It's drier and more crisp than the original version and lacks some of its warmth, but it's still a quality juice that I'll be happy to wear on a rotating basis to reduce consumption of the smaller, more precious vintage bottle.
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    Curiosity got the best of me:

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    The seller accepted my return on the last batch of evaporated minis. That covered the purchase of some I could see in advance:

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    Chloé (Parfums Lagerfeld, 1975)

    This is powerful stuff. I'd known about Chloé for years but had never smelled it. This is an early edition, apparently (frosted glass, "Parfums Lagerfeld" as opposed to "Parfums Chloé"). The person who wears Chloé better like peach -- a lot.




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    I am loving this one, just loving it. Thank you to those who recommended it. I mistakenly first bought the reformulation which is just garbage. This real thing is beautiful.

    The Other Site says:

    Top notes are green leaves, fruity notes, clary sage, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are carnation, sandalwood, cinnamon, jasmine, cedar, rose and geranium; base notes are labdanum, leather, tonka bean, musk, civet, oakmoss, vanilla and myrrh.

    Seems about right. I love the geranium and carnation and sandalwood heart here -- it is truly beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    I am loving this one, just loving it. Thank you to those who recommended it. I mistakenly first bought the reformulation which is just garbage. This real thing is beautiful.
    I'm glad you hunted it down. Vintage Monsieur Lanvin Vetyver is one of my favorites. It's for vetiver romanticists rather than vetiver purists, but I'll bet it could sway a few purists as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    I'm glad you hunted it down. Vintage Monsieur Lanvin Vetyver is one of my favorites. It's for vetiver romanticists rather than vetiver purists, but I'll bet it could sway a few purists as well.
    Strangely it’s not particularly vetiver-forward, but rather vetiver is one component of the heart notes with blending that is sublime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    (Monsieur Lanvin Vetyver)
    Monsieur Lanvin and its flanker seem to be quite popular around here. All the offers I've seen so far are too expensive for me, so I'll have to bide my time until the right one comes around. But for me, a part - albeit of course a smaller one - of the vintage experience is taking a look at the vintage advertisements. You can make a small cultural study of it. Often, the photography isn't bad. It's also interesting to see what kind of image or emotions the marketers tried to connect to the fragrance. Slogans can be funny and/or provocative and more often than not show how sensitivities have changed.
    So, for the time being, I'll have to make do with looking at the adverts for Monsieur Lanvin. Like the first one in the right column on that other site. The text translates roughly as:
    Women are fearsome. Get someone to accompany you : Monsieur Lanvin. The loveliest of chaperones. Persuasive and always in shape. From morning to the small hours of dawn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roro View Post
    Chloé (Parfums Lagerfeld, 1975)

    This is powerful stuff. I'd known about Chloé for years but had never smelled it. This is an early edition, apparently (frosted glass, "Parfums Lagerfeld" as opposed to "Parfums Chloé"). The person who wears Chloé better like peach -- a lot.




    So I wonder how that EDT compares to this parfum -
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex F. View Post
    Monsieur Lanvin and its flanker seem to be quite popular around here. All the offers I've seen so far are too expensive for me, so I'll have to bide my time until the right one comes around. But for me, a part - albeit of course a smaller one - of the vintage experience is taking a look at the vintage advertisements. You can make a small cultural study of it. Often, the photography isn't bad. It's also interesting to see what kind of image or emotions the marketers tried to connect to the fragrance. Slogans can be funny and/or provocative and more often than not show how sensitivities have changed.
    So, for the time being, I'll have to make do with looking at the adverts for Monsieur Lanvin. Like the first one in the right column on that other site. The text translates roughly as:
    Women are fearsome. Have someone accompany you : Monsieur Lanvin. The lovliest of chaperones. Persuasive and always in shape. From morning to the small hours of dawn.
    thank you for that lovely translation. These ads were works of art. I think one of them (at least) offered a copy of the ad as a poster for $1 (pretty good money at the time).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex F. View Post
    Women are fearsome. Get someone to accompany you : Monsieur Lanvin. The loveliest of chaperones. Persuasive and always in shape. From morning to the small hours of dawn.
    Very nice. Thanks for sharing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    Vintage Monsieur Lanvin Vetyver is one of my favorites. It's for vetiver romanticists rather than vetiver purists, but I'll bet it could sway a few purists as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by thrilledchilled View Post
    Strangely it’s not particularly vetiver-forward, but rather vetiver is one component of the heart notes with blending that is sublime.
    Yes, it's never going to replace my vintage Guerlain or Carven vetivers, but it stakes out its own sublime territory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earlyn View Post
    So I wonder how that EDT compares to this parfum -
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    I wonder. Do you have it? I really like the design of the parfum bottle.

    Having never smelled another example of Chloe, I can't speak to how well my bottle has borne the years (40 or so, I assume). What I can say is that it doesn't smell off in any way.
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    Had a slight windfall, I was feeling a tad giddy, then somebody offered me a discount, so…

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    Had a slight windfall, I was feeling a tad giddy, then somebody offered me a discount, so…

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    I'll be interested in your thoughts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by purecaramel View Post
    I'll be interested in your thoughts!
    My wife says she would be, too, as she's never known me to have any before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    My wife says she would be, too, as she's never known me to have any before.
    LOL.

    That's certainly the safe spot, unless you have the right answer.
    Particularly when it comes to purses, clothing, hairdos......
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    Quote Originally Posted by roro View Post
    I wonder. Do you have it? I really like the design of the parfum bottle.

    Having never smelled another example of Chloe, I can't speak to how well my bottle has borne the years (40 or so, I assume). What I can say is that it doesn't smell off in any way.
    I do have it. Some of us discussed it during a recent sample sync here - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/472...=1#post4820159
    Happy to send you some if you’d like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by purecaramel View Post
    That's certainly the safe spot, unless you have the right answer.
    Particularly when it comes to purses, clothing, hairdos......
    Oh, I have the right answer to those. “That looks great. Of course you can have it.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Earlyn View Post
    I do have it. Some of us discussed it during a recent sample sync here - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/472...=1#post4820159
    Happy to send you some if you’d like.
    Thanks, I was not following that thread. Not much mention of the peach, which surprises me.
    I really appreciate the offer of a sample, but I'm afraid shipping costs would be prohibitive. Maybe we can trade samples at some point, though.
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