L.T. Piver: A Story of 240 YearsL.T. Piver: A Story of 240 Years

Vintages 07/30/14 22:54 (12 comments)

L.T. Piver is one of the oldest fragrance makers in France that are still active. The foundation of the company is contemporary with Lubin , Houbigant , Guerlain , E. Coudray and Oriza Legrand . It was in 1774 that the French perfumer and glove maker Michel Adam opened his boutique A La Reine des Fleurs in Paris, around the time he was launching L'Essence Vestimentale, a lavender-based fragrance. The opening of the sh... (more)

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

Personal Tales of a Vintage CollectorPersonal Tales of a Vintage Collector

Vintages 05/13/14 16:26 (40 comments)

So many of us vintage perfume collectors gather not only bottles and their juices. We collect feeling, memories, stories ... And in the activity of hunting and collecting we go through some strange or funny processes. Whether it's a ridiculus bargain, a bad deal, a free treasure, or even a juice turned bad, we all have stories to tell, especially the obsessed ones like me. So I thought I could share some of my stories and bottles with you. And I had the help of a cute furry cat mo... (more)

"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 sha...

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 (12 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 (32 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 ......


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

In this guide I will discuss a brief history of Houbigant and the various perfumes presented from 1882-1988. Jean Francois Houbigant established his famous compan......

Evening in Paris by Bourjois

Evening in Paris by BourjoisVintages 05/25/08 03:55 (13 comments)

  Sometimes, just catching a glimpse at a familiar cobalt glass perfume bottle brings back fond memories for many a woman. Sold in department stores and drug stores for over ......

Shalimar by Guerlain, Travel Through Time

Shalimar by Guerlain, Travel Through TimeVintages 04/11/08 05:50 (20 comments)

Shalimar perfume was created in 1925 by the perfume house of Guerlain , it is classified as a refined oriental fragrance. Shalimar is the flagship perfume of Guerlain . The design of the ......

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