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    Re: Let's honour our perfumes!..

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    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
    Still from Dario Argento's "Suspiria"
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    Re: Let's honour our perfumes!..

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    Re: Schiaparelli Shocking

    Yes, there's a myriad of variations of Shocking. I think the sticker is a clue, those inscriptions are typically late 1970s. If it's like that, this should be the original formula or the first...
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    Schiaparelli Shocking

    Hello dear Basenoters

    I need your help.

    Does anybody knows how old is this flacon? It contains apparently 10 ml of fragrance, concentration not mentioned (I have no idea if it's edc, edt, edp...
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    Re: Let's honour our perfumes!..

    Thank you! Thank you for the Sarah Lucas' photo especially
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    Re: Let's honour our perfumes!..

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    Gucci Rush (1999)

    This is a frame from "Videodrome" by David Cronenberg
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    Re: Let's honour our perfumes!..

    I've added the credits in both posts
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    Re: Let's honour our perfumes!..

    I like this game


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    Agent Provocateur Agent Provocateur

    This is a work by Sarah Lucas
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    Re: Let's honour our perfumes!..

    132456 Santa Maria Novella Peau D'Espagne

    This is a frame from "Der goldene Handschuh" by Fatih Akin
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    Re: Lotion de Parfum?

    Hello Starblind.

    I guess that the lotion you are referring to was the fragrance version produced for hairdresser salons, to scent the hair. I have seen several also here in Italy in old...
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    Re: Vintage Mitsouko EDC pre 1972

    You are welcome. Since I don't wear it, I keep it on display for decorative purposes, far from heath and sunlight, always with the stopper on. Over the years I do not have noticed any sign of...
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    Re: Vintage Mitsouko EDC pre 1972

    Hello.

    According to this website http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspot.com/2016/11/guerlain-stickers.html your bottle is 1957-1960.
    I own one of the same era with 1/4 of its original content.
    ...
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    Re: Fragrance Similar to OLD Bvlgari Black?

    Hello MassivelyTouched
    I suggest "Té Nero" (Black Tea) by Speziali Fiorentini, an italian house. It is a very affordable dupe of the original Black.
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    Re: Why do you love the funk/skank/barn/dirt?

    Personally, when I smell an animalic fragrance I smell a backdrop of lived in comforting notes keeping together a whole that thanks to it smells real and artificial at once. And I like this, and...
  15. Re: what does the term "perfumery/perfumey" mean to you?

    Speaking about my personal experience, the term "perfumey" to me is linked to a category of fragrances I learned to identify as "perfumes" when I was a kid, those fragrances that were in fashion...
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    Re: Those Animals You Own

    I must list vintages I own here:

    Paloma Picasso, in parfum concentration is a very strong leathery castoreum.
    YSL Kouros ("Paris" box) is notoriously animalic.
    JCC2 by Jean Jacques De...
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    Re: The bath oils of yesteryear

    For the record, it was Zibeline :)
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    Re: How old is my Diorella?

    Thank you for having added this interesting details
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    Re: How old is my Diorella?

    You're very welcome :)
    With the help of an online tool I calculated the minimum price advertised corresponds to 45 EUR.
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    Re: How old is my Diorella?

    Thank you everybody!
    For further investigations I attach two pictures: Diorella ad from 1974 (where is visible the same atomiseur I own) and an ad about Dior's fragrance on sale on airlines,...
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    Re: How old is my Diorella?

    Wow! May I say this bottles lies in the deep vintage field? Roro, thank you so much for your accurate reply and for the clarification about Fahrenheit.
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    How old is my Diorella?

    Dear basenoters,
    I am now the lucky owner of a vintage Diorella! I am curious to know how old is this bottle. You can see some photos below.

    118448118449118450118451118452

    On the front side,...
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    Re: Agent Provocateur

    Thank you for the detailed answer!
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    Re: Help name this Perfume

    Thank you!
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    Re: Help name this Perfume

    Indeed, lol :D
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    Re: Help name this Perfume

    Hmmm. Those nice new users starting threads without presenting themselves, looking for advice to solve their doubts, showing daily activities in their profiles but still not saying a single "thank...
  27. Re: Help identifying a women's fragrance bottle ... Thank you.

    Hi, I hope this helps, I've found a picture of the same bottle in purple. Have you noticed if the sprayer is a screw on one or is fixed? IMO it could be a decorative bottle one could use to decant...
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    Re: Help name this Perfume

    Thank you Epapsiou
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    Re: Help name this Perfume

    It's Popy Moreni by the italian fashion designer Popy Moreni
    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10212699.html
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    Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    Another listing with a counterfeit Magie noire
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    Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    This listing is ended, but what do you think about the sold parfum? Look especially at the last picture where you see the bottom of the box: it's written in a French full of mistakes: garanatie...
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    Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    The seller is SiwyPerfumes "A la Recherche du Temps Perdu" from France. She's got more than 100 positive credits and reviews. My friend bought from her a 60 ml vintage (1960s) Mitsouko parfum to...
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    Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    Hello everybody.

    I hope I'm not hijacking the thread, but I wanted to ask if anybody has been scammed by Etsy sellers? I friend of mine has recently, he lost a fortune for a refill job :/
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    Re: Agent Provocateur

    Hello lilioka, interesting observation. Do you have any example of fragrances that smell different from market to market?
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    Re: Thoughts on vintage Poison?

    Hi thrilledchilled,

    this is the answer I gave to Bavard in the thread about Vintage Dior in this same board:

    Hi, Bavard.
    Please read this as a mere personal point of view. I find Poison less...
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    Re: The Venerable House of Rochas

    If this might help I have a late 70/s early 80s parfum de toilette in glass, cylinder shaped atomiseur with the lace pattern silkscreened over the glass and an applied metallic embossed badge,...
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    Re: Agent Provocateur

    Nice tor read this! Thank you everybody for the answers :)
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    Re: The Venerable House of Rochas

    I remember the vintage Byzance as a dense and animalic floriental in the same vein of LouLou by Cacharel, Byzance being the elder serious and old fashioned brother.
    I am not a big fan of Femme, but...
  39. Thread: Vintage Dior

    by Gilturko
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    Re: Vintage Dior

    Hi, Bavard.
    Please read this as a mere personal point of view. I find Poison less loud than commonly believed. It has presence, but I find it's a balanced presence. Perhaps it depends from the...
  40. Thread: Vintage Dior

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    Re: Vintage Dior

    My Dior's photo de famille, including vintage minis
  41. Re: Paper or cardboard smell in vintage Coriandre

    Hi grayspoole, thank you for your answer.
    it's always nice to see you chiming in in a thread about vintages. I imagine that Coriandre in pure parfum is a completely different experience, I've read...
  42. Re: Paper or cardboard smell in vintage Coriandre

    Hi Cacio.
    Wet cardboard yes, that's the funny note. It fades after a while but until it stays is not at all a pleasant note, that's why I suspect both bottle and mini are off. Coriandre is so...
  43. Paper or cardboard smell in vintage Coriandre

    As a lover of this fine chypre I own a bottle and two miniatures of the vintage version. I haven't tried the most recent one. What puzzles me is the strange "cardboard-paper-dusty" note I smell in...
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    Agent Provocateur

    Hallo everybody.
    Does anyone know if it's been reformulated?

    Thank you
    G.
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    JCC n° 2 Jean Charles De Castelbajac

    Has anyone tried this? I see there are no reviews in the fragrance directory and I am curious to hear some opinion.
    It is a floral leathery chypre in the same vein of Paloma Picasso (plenty of...
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    Re: First Female Frag! - Chanel N°19 vtg.

    Thank you everybody :)
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    Re: First Female Frag! - Chanel N°19 vtg.

    I agree with the fact that N.19 is beautiful, I own a mini of the vintage eau de parfum.
    I am considering to purchase a bigger bottle like the one in the photos I have attached. Can you please help...
  48. Re: White Shoulders/Diva--How to tell if a vintage fragrance is original or reformulation

    Hi aab,

    I can help you with Diva, I hope.
    I agree with grayspoole: when in bottles with only Ungaro written above, it's the old vintage jus. Over the years the writings transitioned from simply...
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    After reading what you wrote I wonder if only both excretion smelled like that. LOL
    Putting jokes aside, that sounds really strange. My oldest bottle of Mitsouko is a 1/4 full montre cologne from...
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    Re: Favorite violet fragrance?

    Adding "Kerbside Violet" by Lush ☺️
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    Re: Mystère de Rochas

    Thank you, this is nice, Magie noire and Private Collection (I have the parfum) are two fragrance I love because of their peculiar greenness.




    Ugh! Are you talking about the "Byzance" style...
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    Re: Mystère de Rochas

    I'm curious to know how would you describe it. I agree with you that many reviews and blogs talk about Mystère in an idealising, imaginative or, as you wrote, romantic way. That's why I'm looking for...
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    Re: Mystère de Rochas

    Hello Grayspoole,

    it's fine, I'm glad you took part to this thread and offered a different point of view, I appreciate the way you investigate the often hard to explain fragrance world :)

    Like...
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    Re: Mystère de Rochas

    In my experience, this is what happened: many fragrances I own are vintage chypres. Despite a proper storage, I noticed that during the years the floral notes tend to fade and the base to take over....
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    Re: Mystère de Rochas

    I hope so. Oakmoss tends to grow stronger and engulf all the composition in aged chypres
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    Re: Mystère de Rochas

    It is the 2nd edition called only "Mystère" instead of "Mystère de Rochas", bottle design same as the original
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    Re: Mystère de Rochas

    Thank you RoRo, it's a relief to know there's a well-behaved oakmoss in Mystère and that it is similar to Magie noire, so my blind buy will not be blind at all :D What intrigues me in Mystère is its...
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    Mystère de Rochas

    Despite years of collecting vintages I haven't yet put my hands on this... I am very curious and eager to buy a bottle but I'm hesitating because - I know it might sound odd - even though I love...
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Camp is aware of its "campiness", unlike kitsch which is unaware. Camp has an intellectual, cultivate approach that kitsch does not have. I would call the Avons more kitsch than camp. Avons, besides,...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Thank you for the suggestion, I've been wearing Diorella from a 10 ml houndstooth miniature so far, if I would describe Diorella, I'd say "the uncomplicated chic" :)
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Speaking of which, does anyone know in what is different this version of Diorella from the original one?
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Hi grayspoole. Just my contribution to clarify.
    The easiest way is to check if the content is expressed only in milliliters or grams and milliliters. When you read both gr. and ml. this means it is...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Hi Cook.bot
    I confirm your supposition, this happened to me too with a vial of vintage Tweed from a pressurized bottle.
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    Please help me identify these flacons

    Hallo everybody,

    today I need your help to identify perfume bottles from a picture.

    The photo shows the italian artist Carol Rama in her home/studio in Torino. At her left we can see many...
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    Re: Green Fragrances?

    I would like to suggest
    Papyrus de Ciane by Parfumerie Generale
    Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca by Guerlain
    Amazingreen by Comme des Garcons
  66. Re: Please Recommend Me: Designer Body Odour, Rot, Sex, Fur

    May I suggest L'Autre by Diptyque? The cumin note is prominent.

    Papyrus De Ciane (Pierre Guillaume) is not that "dirt", but has a noticeably green note which I find "vegetal" and in some way able...
  67. Thread: Dior J'adore

    by Gilturko
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    Dior J'adore

    Hallo everybody,

    I have recently bought this bottle of Dior J'adore edp which doesn't have a batch code, hence it's not possible to me to identify the production year.
    The other details are the...
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    Re: The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    LOL not offended at all! just pointing out that in my opinion one should avoid this kind of definitions, e.g. the already discussed "old lady perfume".
    I understand what you say when you talk about...
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    Re: The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    david,

    I remember once I've read a thread where you were talking about a perfume using for three time the word "whore" and even the phrase "drunken whore" to describe it. If I will name-call like...
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    Re: Magie noire, sillage of the vintage

    What is GWP?

    Edit:
    Found now: gift with purchase :) (before, I found Global Warming Potential, that sounded weird to me)
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    Re: Magie noire, sillage of the vintage

    Thank you, Starblind. I've read your review and I share your admiration for the beautiful green notes of Magie noire :)
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    Re: Magie noire, sillage of the vintage

    Yours is a 11 ml freebie from the early 80s, so it could be very likely 1st formula :)
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    Re: Magie noire, sillage of the vintage

    Once again this community is very very helpful.



    I agree with you, Bonnette. Probably the top notes aren't still in a good shape - we're talking about very old stock - overall the perfume...
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    Magie noire, sillage of the vintage

    Dear Basenoters,

    I'm an avid collector of vintage Magie noire and I would like to ask you if you have experienced the same as me. I know this fragrance is known for its huge projection, at least...
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    Re: Calling All Feminine Vintage Collectors

    Hi thediamondsea,

    I've sent you my reply in the private messages, but this warning popped up:
    thediamondsea has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages...
  76. [International] Vintage rose poivree the different company

    Vintage Rose Poivrée for sale, 45/50 ml recharge long trip
    Price 95 USD / 80 EUR
    Shipment inside Europe 10 EUR, rest of the world 18 EUR

    Thank you

    8862388624
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    [EU] L'Arte di Gucci and others for sale

    Hello everybody,

    I am selling the following perfumes (EU only because overseas shipment is too expensive)

    Gucci L'Arte vtg 50 ml splash eur 110

    Paloma Picasso vtg 40 ml splash no box eur 55...
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    Re: Jean Louis Scherrer, animalic chypre or not?

    First of all thank to all basenoters who resurrected this old thread with new contributions. Having notifications off, I've recently realized there were new answers and I've read them with vivid...
  79. Re: (need feedback please) Marginally altered or severely compromised .... ?

    I agree about Magie Noire, in its current formulation it's very close to the original. I own several vintages from the 80s and the 90s. In my opinion nothing can compare to the very early...
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    Re: Sinan by Jean Marc Sinan

    Thanks!
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    Re: Sinan by Jean Marc Sinan

    I've realized even the BN directory lists two Sinan fragrances:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10211867.html

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10211868.html

    Aren't they the same?

    @grayspoole, how...
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    Re: Sinan by Jean Marc Sinan

    Thank you cacio.

    Yes it's confusing because Jean Marc Sinan's Sinan has been launched in different bottles and boxes, the detail in common was the stopper: a half moon shaped cap, ivory or golden,...
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    Re: Sinan by Jean Marc Sinan

    Thank you grayspoole! That's indeed a great description of it. Yes, there are so many minis around I would likely fill a 50 ml bottle without spending so much :D
    I'm happy to learn the formula...
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    Sinan by Jean Marc Sinan

    This seems to be a hard to find and obscure fragrance. Would someone please:

    -Describe it, I know it is a rose chypre very similar to Coriandre/vintage Knowing.
    -If anybody owns a vintage, how...
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    Re: L'Iris de Fath

    Hi cacio,

    I would kindly disagree and point out that I smelled Iris de Fath at Esxence 2018 and wrote about it on the quoted thread way before it was commented here.
    ...
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    Re: Iris Gris: calling all stations

    I would politely disagree: won't be that fraction of molecule to persuade me that Iris de Fath is so different from the majority of iris smelling perfumes and other commercial products. I can...
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    Re: Iris Gris: calling all stations

    I'm sometimes surprised how often the above quoted products smell better than what's on perfumery shelves. Well I'm sure you know what Simmel wrote in his essay on fashion.
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    Re: Iris Gris: calling all stations

    If I can give my personal opinion, I smelled Fath's Iris at Esxence. Just put a drop of the perfume on my skin and it disappeared after 20 minutes. Very very poor performance for a perfume...
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    Re: Cardboard note in vintage Coriandre?

    Thank you cacio.

    Unfortunately Coriandre in my experience is a fragrance that does not ages gracefully. I confirm what you wrote: the drydown is ok, and still I recognize the old original (I...
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    Cardboard note in vintage Coriandre?

    Hi everybody.

    I have a vintage bottle of Coriandre by Jean Couturier, it's from the very early 80s bought one year ago, it's an edt.
    I've recently noticed that the fragrance, even though having...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Batch Codes

    Don't mention it.

    Maybe during the early era of production, Malle's fragrances had no batch code. I realized that even when other houses printed batch codes on their products, there were others...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Batch Codes

    Nowhere :D
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    Re: Frederic Malle Batch Codes

    Hi,

    I have a bottle of Musc Ravageur bought in 2000, just after the launch. There is no batch code.
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    Re: Highly Evocative Fragrances

    Years ago I was employed in a second hand bookshop. I remember this mature guy, 55/60 years old, hippie like style, long grey hair and beard, bringing huge bags of books he wanted to sell us, at...
  95. Re: National Fragrance Day! What are you wearing?

    Vintage Coriandre edt
  96. Thread: GUCCI L'Arte

    by Gilturko
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    Re: GUCCI L'Arte

    Hello grayspoole,

    I've forgot to mention I've experienced EL Knowing only in its more recent iteration, so my "review" compares L'Arte to it. I can understand why you write about a richer rose...
  97. Thread: GUCCI L'Arte

    by Gilturko
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    Re: GUCCI L'Arte

    The bottle is a splash edt more than 25 years old.
    Despite being created in 1991, L'Arte comes straight from the realm of the 80s rose chypres (but I find amusing to observe that the 80s didn't...
  98. Thread: GUCCI L'Arte

    by Gilturko
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    Re: GUCCI L'Arte

    @epapsiou, suggestion followed!
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    Re: Shipping perfume from Italy

    Congratulations for your italian! I guess the weather wasn't so nice during your stay, we have had an unusually long winter, but now spring is coming and my city will welcome you again :)
    If you...
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    Re: Shipping perfume from Italy

    Greetings from Milano! And enjoy your fragrance :)
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