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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)

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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...

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