Vintages

Parfums Babani: A Blast from the PastParfums Babani: A Blast from the Past

Vintages 01/13/15 05:03 (6 comments)

Although many versed in the fashion and perfume lore already know that Paul Poiret was the first designer to attach his fashion brand to perfume launches ( Les Parfums de Rosine line was named after his own daughter), few are cognizant of Maurice Babani, a revered couturier of the first decades of the 20th century who also commissioned perfumes to accompany his fashion griffe . One of the pioneers, in fact, alongside the likes of Chanel and Poiret. But the world of Babani designs go... (more)

Exotic perfumes from the first decades of the 20th century.

Bourjois Mais Oui: Perfume, Flacon and AdsBourjois Mais Oui: Perfume, Flacon and Ads

Vintages 01/05/15 06:32 (7 comments)

Until yesterday I was almost ignorant about Bourjois . Well, the company makes inexpensive cosmetics. The owners of Bourjois, the Wertheimer brothers, are better known as the men who bought the name Parfums Chanel from its owner, Mlle Coco, for a measly 10% of the profits. Their main perfume hit— Soir de Paris Bourjois — was created by Ernest Beaux , Chanel's in-house perfumer. That's all, folks. But since I got a rare and beautiful vintage half-bottle of B... (more)

Review of the vintage perfume Bourjois Mais Oui.

Cuir de Russie: The Smell of War or Peace?

Cuir de Russie: The Smell of War or Peace?Vintages 12/29/14 17:04 (18 comments)

Review of a vintage Cuir de Russie Guerlain: "my 'precioussss' bottle was produced between 1914 and 1935."

L.T. Piver: A Story of 240 Years

L.T. Piver: A Story of 240 YearsVintages 07/30/14 22:54 (14 comments)

From the Royal Court of Louis XVI to today ...

Personal Tales of a Vintage Collector

Personal Tales of a Vintage CollectorVintages 05/13/14 16:26 (44 comments)

"Every now and then we, the avid collectors, find amazing things at low prices or even bring home risky choices for the sake of discovery. Along the way we are bound to make some errors. Let me share some good and bad decisions with you."

Worth Pour Homme

Worth Pour HommeVintages 03/25/14 15:51 (4 comments)

Comparison of several editions of Worth Pour Homme from different years, plus similar perfumes.

Vintage Perfume Hunting: A Wild Goose Chase of No Practical Purpose (?)

Vintage Perfume Hunting: A Wild Goose Chase of No Practical Purpose (?)Vintages 02/15/14 15:30 (115 comments)

Perfumes like people: live their lives and die.

Weil: Furriers and Parfumeurs of Dreams

Weil: Furriers and Parfumeurs of DreamsVintages 01/26/14 15:14 (13 comments)

Luxurious fragrances of the past.

Eau de Cologne Russe

Eau de Cologne RusseVintages 01/05/14 15:20 (13 comments)

Russian themes in 19th- and 20th-century perfumery.

Miss Dior – Decoding a Bottle of Love

Miss Dior – Decoding a Bottle of LoveVintages 09/18/13 17:13 (34 comments)

A look at iconic Miss Dior fragrance through the ages

Vintage Ava Luxe “Luxe Edition” Review: Shisha

Vintage Ava Luxe “Luxe Edition” Review: ShishaVintages 01/19/12 18:34 (9 comments)

Exotic Underpinnings of the Erotic Kind.

Vintage Prince Matchabelli Perfumes

Vintage Prince Matchabelli PerfumesVintages 12/28/08 00:23 (6 comments)

In this article, I will discuss the history and list the various perfumes presented by Prince Matchabelli from 1927 to 1997. History: The company was created by Prince Georges V. Matchabel......

Jean Patou

Jean PatouVintages 09/07/08 08:29

Jean Patou was born in 1887 in the Basque region and died in 1936 at the age of only 49. By the age of 23, he moved to Paris and was already a successful dressmaker and tailor. He purchased a......

French House of Jovoy - Corday

French House of Jovoy - CordayVintages 06/30/08 06:51 (2 comments)

Perfumes Corday, unfamiliar to a wider audience, are very interesting and respected by collectors of vintage perfumes, since the perfumes by Mrs. Blanche Arvoy, who started the house of Corday ......

HoubigantHoubigant

06/09/08 15:11 (7 comments)

Evening in Paris by BourjoisEvening in Paris by Bourjois

05/25/08 03:55 (13 comments)

Shalimar by Guerlain, Travel Through TimeShalimar by Guerlain, Travel Through Time

04/11/08 05:50 (20 comments)

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