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    Default Can anyone help with identifying a vintage extrait for me?

    Hello all,

    I obtained a small collection of vintage 1950s-1980s fragrances (Weil, Chanel, Dior, Guerlain, etc.) and have these 2 unnamed bottles.

    The first appears to be an extrait. The bottle is approximately 3.25" long. I'm generally very bad at picking out notes - that being said...this one (to me) has a strong, very pleasant scent of baby powder, possible aldehydes? musk?

    The second bottle's glass stopper had broken off and is long gone. Bottle is 1.75" tall and marked Bottle Made in France along with 1/4 fl oz.

    Attached are photos of both bottles.

    If anyone has any info about one or both of these mystery scents - I would be grateful!

    Thank you for your time,
    John


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    Default Re: Can anyone help with identifying a vintage extrait for me?

    The broken stopper resembles Cabochard, though I’m surprised there’s no text on the bottle even at 1/4 oz. No idea on the other.
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    Default Re: Can anyone help with identifying a vintage extrait for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by CoexistCapeCod View Post
    The first appears to be an extrait. The bottle is approximately 3.25" long. I'm generally very bad at picking out notes - that being said...this one (to me) has a strong, very pleasant scent of baby powder, possible aldehydes? musk?
    From your description, the first bottle sounds very much like the original version of Evening in Paris by Bourjois, but I've never seen it come in a bottle shaped like that. However, there were so many holiday limited editions of it that I might just not be familiar with that one. And their parfums usually came in little laydown bottles like that.

    I agree that the 2nd one appears to be Cabochard. Does it smell very smoky and leathery? (From what you can smell around the broken stopper.)

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    I just had a quick look (because what else have I got to do), and while Evening in Paris definitely came in comparable vials, all those I found were cobalt blue, smooth, and with flat-topped caps that typically had tassels attached. The segmented glass and ball-style cap suggest it’s something else, though I have no clue as to what. That doesn’t mean it’s not EiP, of course: as Cook.bot says, it came in endless editions.
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    The second one looks like L'air d'Or. There would be telltale gold flakes in the bottle if so.

    Not sure if they used the same bottle for other scents.
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    Cabochard would be much more likely though. The bottle looks like one of the ones produced by Pochet du Courval. They had one like this in production at the time. It could easily have been used by more than one house.
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    first one looks like Youth Dew with the wrong cap:

    https://www.myperfumefetish.com/list...y-estee-lauder

    second one kinda looks like Givenchy bottle:

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...rdit-253355425

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    Default Re: Can anyone help with identifying a vintage extrait for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by beleriand View Post
    first one looks like Youth Dew with the wrong cap:

    https://www.myperfumefetish.com/list...y-estee-lauder

    second one kinda looks like Givenchy bottle:

    https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...rdit-253355425
    I thought of l’Interdit, but I still think Cabochard is a closer match. Spot on with the Youth Dew vial, though!
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    I don't think it's Cabochard. I actually have one in the same size as OP. Cabochard has perfectly circular concavities on every face. It also has a very pronounced lip (or is it the collar) that projects outwards from the neck. OP's bottle doesn't seem to have any lip at all.

    L'Interdit has the same lipless flared neck, and also has that circular projection on the bottom (but so does Cabochard).

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    Quote Originally Posted by beleriand View Post
    I don't think it's Cabochard. I actually have one in the same size as OP. Cabochard has perfectly circular concavities on every face. It also has a very pronounced lip (or is it the collar) that projects outwards from the neck. OP's bottle doesn't seem to have any lip at all.

    L'Interdit has the same lipless flared neck, and also has that circular projection on the bottom (but so does Cabochard).
    Good reasoning. I wonder if OP will ever get the broken stopper out of the neck to check?
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    Thank you all for your input and info! ��




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