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    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDT Cologne Concetree

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    The old, original version of Crabtree & Evelyn Extract of Mysore Sandalwood.

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    I know someone who would gladly hold a bottle for you until your next U.S. trip.
    I'll keep that in mind.
    It does sound good.
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    Chanel No.5


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    EdL.jpg

    Eau de Lanvin

    "Eau de Lanvin" was the name Lanvin gave to a concentration, akin to an EdP before EdP was standardized c. 1949. You could, for example, buy an "Eau de Lanvin" of Arpège, My Sin, Scandal, Rumeur, or Prêtexte during the 1940s. However, it was also the name of a fragrance in its own right, though one about which relatively little info seems to be available. Lanvin’s official website has a picture of a bottle much like mine but with a glass stopper, accompanied by this text:

    "In 1933, true to her pioneering spirit, Jeanne Lanvin launched the very first 'eau mixte': 'L'eau de Lanvin.'"

    While my Français is rather pauvre, I get the impression that an "eau mixte" is a unisex fragrance. (The BN directory lists Parfum de Nicolaï's "L'Eau Mixte," which I have not tried, as a masculine, but my understanding is that the big X on the label reinforces the point that it's unisex.) Certainly Eau de Lanvin—described by Perfume Intelligence as "a citric-spicy masculine EdT"—is unisex, opening with citrus and a bit of civet, gradually fading through subtle florals into a warm vetiver and moss base, along with some herbs I can't readily identify.

    It may not really have been the first unisex fragrance, but it was perhaps the first commercial sport fragrance:

    Frictionnez Vous!.jpg

    NiUnParfum.jpg

    "Not a perfume, not an eau de cologne, not an eau de toilette, but an 'eau de health.' The essential complement to any physical effort."

    By the 1950s, while Lanvin was still emphasizing "the freshness of l'Eau de Lanvin," the imagery was pushing the florals more:

    La Fraicheur.jpg

    By the 1970s, the text had followed suit:

    Fleur de Peau.jpg
    "In l'Eau de Lanvin, there are many, many flowers. If you love flowers, you'll love l'Eau de Lanvin."

    (Note: "à fleur" means "flowering" and "de peau" means "of the skin," but the entire phrase, "à fleur de peau," has the colloquial meaning, "on edge." So, a double-entendre or jeu de mots.)

    I have no idea how much the formula changed, if at all, over the life of the fragrance. But, if it was conceived as unisex, it seems never to have been marketed with images of men, and later ads (if not all of them) not to men. I can't find any documentation of when it was discontinued, but my guess is no later than the 1980s.

    Tomorrow, I'll wear Eau de Lanvin for Men to see how it compares; then the later Lanvin for Men on Friday.
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    Wow--great post. I didn't realize there was a line like this and so early.......
    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    EdL.jpg

    Eau de Lanvin

    "Eau de Lanvin" was the name Lanvin gave to a concentration, akin to an EdP before EdP was standardized c. 1949. You could, for example, buy an "Eau de Lanvin" of Arpège, My Sin, Scandal, Rumeur, or Prêtexte during the 1940s. However, it was also the name of a fragrance in its own right, though one about which relatively little info seems to be available. Lanvin’s official website has a picture of a bottle much like mine but with a glass stopper, accompanied by this text:

    "In 1933, true to her pioneering spirit, Jeanne Lanvin launched the very first 'eau mixte': 'L'eau de Lanvin.'"

    While my Français is rather pauvre, I get the impression that an "eau mixte" is a unisex fragrance. (The BN directory lists Parfum de Nicolaï's "L'Eau Mixte," which I have not tried, as a masculine, but my understanding is that the big X on the label reinforces the point that it's unisex.) Certainly Eau de Lanvin—described by Perfume Intelligence as "a citric-spicy masculine EdT—is unisex, opening with citrus and a bit of civet, gradually fading through subtle florals into a warm vetiver and moss base, along with some herbs I can't readily identify.

    It may not really have been the first unisex fragrance, but it was perhaps the first commercial sport fragrance:

    Frictionnez Vous!.jpg

    NiUnParfum.jpg

    "Not a perfume, not an eau de cologne, not an eau de toilette, but an 'eau de health.' The essential complement to any physical effort."

    By the 1950s, while Lanvin was still emphasizing "the freshness of l'Eau de Lanvin," the imagery was pushing the florals more:

    La Fraicheur.jpg

    By the 1970s, the text had followed suit:

    Fleur de Peau.jpg
    "In l'Eau de Lanvin, there are many, many flowers. If you love flowers, you'll love l'Eau de Lanvin."

    I have no idea how much the formula changed, if at all, over the life of the fragrance. But, if it was conceived as unisex, it seems never to have been marketed with images of men, and later ads (if not all of them) not to men. I can't find any documentation of when it was discontinued, but my guess is no later than the 1980s.

    Tomorrow, I'll wear Eau de Lanvin for Men to see how it compares; then the later Lanvin for Men on Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
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    Tomorrow, I'll wear Eau de Lanvin for Men to see how it compares; then the later Lanvin for Men on Friday.
    Wow! Thanks for the pics, info, and smelling notes.
    I have Eau de My Sin and Eau de Arpege and had seen Eau de Lanvin and wondered what the heck it was. Sounds very nice as you’ve described it.

    Look forward to reading about your comparisons.
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    Grès Monsieur + Green Water (Fath) = Ébène (Balmain)


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    (Layered with some "4th edition" as well, just to add to the greatness)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sniffman View Post
    Grès Monsieur + Green Water (Fath) = Ébène (Balmain)


    When you shelter in place, you have nothing but time..........

    Very impressive indeed.
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    Vintage Dior Poison. I wanna feel poisonous!
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    Choc de Pierre Cardin (1981)

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    Francesco Smalto pour Homme

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    Monsieur Musk by Parfums Parquet/New Dana (1973)[/size]
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    SOTE: Royal Scottish Lavender by Creed

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    Givenchy Gentleman
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    Eau de Lanvin for Men (1953)

    Perfume Intelligence says, "Lanvin pour Homme—Alternatively ‘Lanvin for Men’, created by Andre Fraysse; an aromatic citrus edt with top notes of citrus, bergamot, mandarin and neroli, heart notes of mint, sage, lavender, pepper and cardamom on base notes of sandalwood and musk. Presented in a clear ‘Lanvin blue’ ‘hip-flask’ bottle with a chrome flip-top cap."

    Nope. The chrome flip-top hip flask is not from 1933, nor even 1953, when Eau de Lanvin for Men was created, per this notice in the Brooklyn Eagle, November 20, 1953:

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    PI is describing the genesis of Eau de Lanvin, but the bottle of Lanvin l'Homme, which has nothing to do with these scents apart from being a Lanvin masculine.

    Eau de Lanvin for Men is its own beast, a fruity chypre (though not a particularly sweet one) that, to my nose, starts mossy and animalic, then dries down to citrus-tinged peach with some sandalwood. It's more my sort of thing than Eau de Lanvin, and not a bad example, but Eau de Lanvin is more distinctive.

    Tomorrow, I'll A/B this with Lanvin for Men (1979).
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    487D7431-2752-4114-97ED-8F8D2DA8EE51.jpegOriginal vintage Chanel Cuir de Russie edt

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    Eau Libre (1975)
    by Yves Saint Laurent

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    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26123726.html


    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/217899-YSL-Eau-Libre


    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/...bre-30279.html


    https://www.fragrantica.com/news/The...ibre-6902.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by sniffman View Post
    Eau Libre (1975)
    by Yves Saint Laurent

    --worn in the PM---because I have nothing to do sheltering in place except obsess about fragrances.

    That's so funny. I came real close to wearing this a few days ago.
    I think this is the first time I've seen Eau Libre in a SOTD thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBF1972 View Post
    487D7431-2752-4114-97ED-8F8D2DA8EE51.jpegOriginal vintage Chanel Cuir de Russie edt
    A nice looking bottle of Cuir de Russie
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    Hermes Bel Ami
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    Guerlain Sous Le Vent
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marand75 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by sniffman View Post
    Eau Libre (1975)
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    Quote Originally Posted by roro View Post
    That's so funny. I came real close to wearing this a few days ago.
    I think this is the first time I've seen Eau Libre in a SOTD thread.
    From the notes it looks like this would somewhat resemble Eau Sauvage. Not much available in the way of reviews, except Vosnaki's brief one.

    What do you two guys think of it?

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    Lanvin Spanish Geranium
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    From the notes it looks like this would somewhat resemble Eau Sauvage. Not much available in the way of reviews, except Vosnaki's brief one.

    What do you two guys think of it?
    One of the first unisex colognes marketed as such. A typical '70's eau fraiche, a bit animalic. A bit like Pucci eau Fraiche.
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