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    Default Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD) Q2 2021

    Welcome to the Q2 2021 vintage scent of the day (SOTD) thread!

    This is a thread for posting about your vintage scent of the day and discussing vintage perfume. Everyone is welcome!

    Here's a link to the Q1 thread:

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/48...(SOTD)-Q1-2021
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    It's Q2 proper and I have applied some Polo Crest to while away the morning hours.

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    I'm smitten with the opening.

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    Grey Flannel.......... the FF version this time....

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    Pierre Cardin pour Monsieur (Alladin)
    ointments and perfume delight the heart....

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    @ Nosey & Cologne Cabinet who I couldn't reply to in the old locked thread:

    Funny people think the medallion is worth anything when separated from the Brut bottles.

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    L'homme, Roger & Gallet.

    I detect something like PRPH with a little cinnamon...very nice on me !

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    Rochas Femme. Lots of perfectly unisex women's classics in the past 2-3 weeks!

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    Not necessarily a vintage, but It's from 97, so...
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    Vent Vert (1947) by Germaine Cellier for Balmain

    I only own two minis of this and have been looking for a good vintage bottle for ages. The two contemporary bottles I have aren't even worth discussing.

    Very nearly perfect for the first day of April, it's a big middle finger to winter.

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    Gucci Nobile
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    Giorgio for Men by Giorgio Beverly Hills

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    Default Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    SOTE: Monsieur Balmain by Pierre Balmain

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    SOTD: Drakkar Noir

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    SOTE: Charles Jourdan Un Homme

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    Default Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Quote Originally Posted by The Cologne Cabinet View Post
    SOTD: Drakkar Noir



    SOTE: Charles Jourdan Un Homme

    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaFrank75 View Post
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    Well done y'all
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    Default Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I'm lagging and didn't quite get to finish up last night's SOTE, so…

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    3/31 SOTE: Sterlé - Huit-Huit (1955)

    Pierre Sterlé was a fine jeweler and not-so-fine businessman who began dabbling in perfume in the mid-1950s. Although about a dozen fragrances were issued under the Sterlé name, he only created two himself: Huit-Huit (named for a diamond cut he was fond of using) and Diam’ (three guesses). At the time of its release, Huit-Huit was advertised as the most expensive perfume in the world, running $70 ($678 in today's dollars) for 10ml. Sterlé had formulated the perfume and designed the bottle (a cut crustal flacon incorporating two gold rings) without taking into account all the costs of manufacture, and even at the 2021 equivalent of over $2K/oz., he ended up taking a significant loss. Nominal perfumers from Jean Patou to Clive Christian could relate. Creative bookkeeping could only carry Sterlé so far: by the end of the 1970s, he sold the jewelry company and stayed on as a consultant, and the fragrances were discontinued. Roja Dove, take heed.

    Notes from Cleopatra's Boudoir:

    Top: fruity note, Japanese camelia
    Heart: Bulgarian rose, orris, violet, jasmine
    Base: amber, vanilla, honey, spices, musk

    Yeah, all that, as far as I can tell, but mostly a dark Bulgarian rose, which I'm guessing is what folks call "jammy." I thought I smelled opulent. My wife thought I smelled like a whorehouse—but an interesting whorehouse. And, really, what other kind would be worth visiting?

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    SOTD: Sterlé - Diam’ (c.1955)

    A "floriental" with the following notes from Cleopatra's Boudoir:

    Top: neroli, bergamot, lily of the valley, lilac
    Heart: orange blossom, rose, jasmine, gardenia, ylang ylang, and heliotrope
    Base: benzoin, styrax, sandalwood, ambergris, musk, and vetiver

    Another route to jammy rose, similarly sumptuous to Huit-Huit. Pierre Sterlé knew what he liked. My notes from last night state that he composed this himself, which might be a slight exaggeration. In designing his jewelry, Sterlé didn't do his own sketches, but rather described how he wanted things to look and had an assistant do the actual drawing. I'm guessing he dictated to a perfumer in the same way. That's not to say he didn't have a hand (and nose) in it, only that I doubt he composed two fragrances solo without training or experience, and then just stopped.

    Anyway, beautiful old-school stuff that smells of money, even if it's hourly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    I'm lagging and didn't quite get to finish up last night's SOTE, so…

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    3/31 SOTE: Sterlé - Huit-Huit (1955)

    Pierre Sterlé was a fine jeweler and not-so-fine businessman who began dabbling in perfume in the mid-1950s. Although about a dozen fragrances were issued under the Sterlé name, he only created two himself: Huit-Huit (named for a diamond cut he was fond of using) and Diam’ (three guesses). At the time of its release, Huit-Huit was advertised as the most expensive perfume in the world, running $70 ($678 in today's dollars) for 10ml. Sterlé had formulated the perfume and designed the bottle (a cut crustal flacon incorporating two gold rings) without taking into account all the costs of manufacture, and even at the 2021 equivalent of over $2K/oz., he ended up taking a significant loss. Nominal perfumers from Jean Patou to Clive Christian could relate. Creative bookkeeping could only carry Sterlé so far: by the end of the 1970s, he sold the jewelry company and stayed on as a consultant, and the fragrances were discontinued. Roja Dove, take heed.

    Notes from Cleopatra's Boudoir:

    Top: fruity note, Japanese camelia
    Heart: Bulgarian rose, orris, violet, jasmine
    Base: amber, vanilla, honey, spices, musk

    Yeah, all that, as far as I can tell, but mostly a dark Bulgarian rose, which I'm guessing is what folks call "jammy." I thought I smelled opulent. My wife thought I smelled like a whorehouse—but an interesting whorehouse. And, really, what other kind would be worth visiting?

    Interesting history. Roja Dove is all set for now though. As long as Arab sheikhs keep on flocking to Harrod's, anything that Harrod's visibly props up would sell. I wouldn't be surprised if he does more business at Harrod's itself than everywhere else combined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    I'm lagging and didn't quite get to finish up last night's SOTE, so…

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    3/31 SOTE: Sterlé - Huit-Huit (1955)

    Pierre Sterlé was a fine jeweler and not-so-fine businessman who began dabbling in perfume in the mid-1950s. Although about a dozen fragrances were issued under the Sterlé name, he only created two himself: Huit-Huit (named for a diamond cut he was fond of using) and Diam’ (three guesses). At the time of its release, Huit-Huit was advertised as the most expensive perfume in the world, running $70 ($678 in today's dollars) for 10ml. Sterlé had formulated the perfume and designed the bottle (a cut crustal flacon incorporating two gold rings) without taking into account all the costs of manufacture, and even at the 2021 equivalent of over $2K/oz., he ended up taking a significant loss. Nominal perfumers from Jean Patou to Clive Christian could relate. Creative bookkeeping could only carry Sterlé so far: by the end of the 1970s, he sold the jewelry company and stayed on as a consultant, and the fragrances were discontinued. Roja Dove, take heed.

    Notes from Cleopatra's Boudoir:

    Top: fruity note, Japanese camelia
    Heart: Bulgarian rose, orris, violet, jasmine
    Base: amber, vanilla, honey, spices, musk

    Yeah, all that, as far as I can tell, but mostly a dark Bulgarian rose, which I'm guessing is what folks call "jammy." I thought I smelled opulent. My wife thought I smelled like a whorehouse—but an interesting whorehouse. And, really, what other kind would be worth visiting?
    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    E2EA789C-3837-4C44-994A-8E124D39AACB.jpg

    SOTD: Sterlé - Diam’ (c.1955)

    A "floriental" with the following notes from Cleopatra's Boudoir:

    Top: neroli, bergamot, lily of the valley, lilac
    Heart: orange blossom, rose, jasmine, gardenia, ylang ylang, and heliotrope
    Base: benzoin, styrax, sandalwood, ambergris, musk, and vetiver

    Another route to jammy rose, similarly sumptuous to Huit-Huit. Pierre Sterlé knew what he liked. My notes from last night state that he composed this himself, which might be a slight exaggeration. In designing his jewelry, Sterlé didn't do his own sketches, but rather described how he wanted things to look and had an assistant do the actual drawing. I'm guessing he dictated to a perfumer in the same way. That's not to say he didn't have a hand (and nose) in it, only that I doubt he composed two fragrances solo without training or experience, and then just stopped.

    Anyway, beautiful old-school stuff that smells of money, even if it's hourly.
    Thank you very much for your always interesting explanations, and the nice pictures !
    Currently wearing: L'Homme by Roger & Gallet

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    Quote Originally Posted by PStoller View Post
    SOTD: Sterlé - Diam’ (c.1955)
    At the rate you're going, the number of bottles you own that can't appear in your wardrobe will soon exceed the number that can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cook.bot View Post
    At the rate you're going, the number of bottles you own that can't appear in your wardrobe will soon exceed the number that can.
    I'm overdue for submissions to the directory. I suspect poor Judith is swamped.

    I'm not really that deep into unlisted frags, though. I've had these minis for a while, and I'm just now getting to them. I'm actually almost done trying everything I have in a bottle, even a tiny one! My "last hurrah" will be my Crown feminines survey. From there, I'll split my days between revisiting frags and trying my samples.

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    2nd day of Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche EDT cologne concentree
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    SOTE:

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    Dana - Bolero (1932)

    Imagine Vol de Nuit reworked as a soft leather, with just a pinch of Habanita. I can’t confirm it yet, but I suspect the perfumer is Jean Carles. Not as good as Emir, but still good enough for me.

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