Vintages

Rastro - The First Brazilian PerfumeRastro - The First Brazilian Perfume

Vintages 06/11/16 07:59 (One comment)

In 1956, the designer Aparício Basílio da Silva opened his fine clothing boutique in Augusta Street, one of the finest addresses in São Paulo at the time. He decided to name it Rastro – “trail” in Portuguese. From the beginning, the bold and flamboyant artist, an openly gay member of high society, dreamed of developing a top quality fragrance for his brand. Aparício wanted a perfume that could meet the international standards. To this en... (more)

"Advertisements in newspapers and magazines explored the sex appeal and shocked the most puritan and conservative, accustomed to the idea of applying scented water for hygienic purposes."

The Vintage Underdogs: 5 Unfairly Forgotten PerfumesThe Vintage Underdogs: 5 Unfairly Forgotten Perfumes

Vintages 05/27/16 08:12 (46 comments)

Inside the web of perfume collectors there are the holy grails - perfumes that were iconic, that made such a statement and had such success that it is impossible to write about perfume without having them as references. Some of them disappeared but the memory of them still lingers among vintage perfume lovers. There are others that could not be discontinued because they still sell even if ruined forever due to reformulation. And there are the ones that few remember, that are not written a... (more)

From Michael Jackson to Trussardi, not all masterpieces get their deserved spotlight. Here is a tribute to some vintage fragrances you should be looking for.

The Pink Shock of Elsa Schiaparelli

The Pink Shock of Elsa SchiaparelliVintages 05/15/16 06:45 (15 comments)

"The rough chypre heart, infinitely familiar, flowery and animalic, radiates warm soul vibes and strict disciplined orders at the same time."

How I Discovered Tosca

How I Discovered ToscaVintages 05/10/16 08:25 (16 comments)

A classic fragrance from 1921 that is a household name in Germany. Comparison of Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne.

My old friend Balenciaga pour Homme

My old friend Balenciaga pour HommeVintages 03/12/16 17:08 (9 comments)

"...the only destination of a soul in a bottle is to find its twin soul among us."

Personal Tales of a Vintage Collector III - Fulfilling my Teenage Cravings

Personal Tales of a Vintage Collector III - Fulfilling my Teenage CravingsVintages 03/10/16 04:25 (17 comments)

The perfumes I wanted in the 90's are now in my collection. Follow Miguel in his perfume throwback.

Personal Tales of a Vintage Collector II - Fulfilling my Teenage Cravings

Personal Tales of a Vintage Collector II - Fulfilling my Teenage CravingsVintages 03/03/16 04:26 (21 comments)

Welcome to my late 80's and 90's time capsule of fragrances I wanted to have as a young boy.

Myrurgia - The Art of Perfume Part II

Myrurgia - The Art of Perfume Part IIVintages 02/03/16 10:04 (5 comments)

Telling the history of the Spanish brand through visuals, ads and bottles of vintage beauty.

Myrurgia - The Art of Perfume

Myrurgia - The Art of PerfumeVintages 01/21/16 05:23 (10 comments)

Afonso Oliveira, from the International Perfume Bottle Association, tells us about the history and bottles of the Spanish brand.

The Fresh Scents of the 1970s Part 6: Eau de Courreges (Vintages)

The Fresh Scents of the 1970s Part 6: Eau de Courreges (Vintages)Vintages 10/26/15 11:30 (6 comments)

"Eau de Courrèges in its original version is a shaded citrus aromatic that aims to communicate a sense of beyond and of refreshing clarity..."

The Fresh Scents of the 1970s Part 5: Chanel Cristalle

The Fresh Scents of the 1970s Part 5: Chanel CristalleVintages 09/29/15 05:52 (12 comments)

in original eau de toilette version and eau de parfum...

The Fresh Scents of the 1970s Part 4: Eau de Guerlain

The Fresh Scents of the 1970s Part 4: Eau de GuerlainVintages 09/29/15 05:18 (4 comments)

"The scent of Eau de Guerlain can be described as nothing short of melodious."

The Fresh Scents of the 1970s, Part 3: Eau de Campagne by Sisley

The Fresh Scents of the 1970s, Part 3: Eau de Campagne by SisleyVintages 08/22/15 08:52 (5 comments)

"After all these years, Sisley still hasn't been able to surpass their first fragrance, the ultra masterful Eau de Campagne."

The Fresh Scents of the 70s Part 2: Eau de Rochas

The Fresh Scents of the 70s Part 2: Eau de RochasVintages 08/21/15 23:33 (11 comments)

"...its youthfulness and radiance cannot be hidden if it tried."

The 1970s Fresh Scents, Part 1: YSL Eau LibreThe 1970s Fresh Scents, Part 1: YSL Eau Libre

07/20/15 16:43 (15 comments)

Bouquet de Faunes GuerlainBouquet de Faunes Guerlain

04/20/15 16:18 (7 comments)

CARVEN: History & Vintages of a Chic EraCARVEN: History & Vintages of a Chic Era

03/17/15 09:18 (12 comments)

The Lost Crown of The Crown PerfumeryThe Lost Crown of The Crown Perfumery

03/13/15 16:41 (5 comments)

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

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

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

01/05/15 06:32 (11 comments)

Cuir de Russie: The Smell of War or Peace?Cuir de Russie: The Smell of War or Peace?

12/29/14 17:04 (18 comments)

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

07/30/14 22:54 (19 comments)

Personal Tales of a Vintage CollectorPersonal Tales of a Vintage Collector

05/13/14 16:26 (69 comments)

Worth Pour HommeWorth Pour Homme

03/25/14 15:51 (5 comments)

Weil: Furriers and Parfumeurs of DreamsWeil: Furriers and Parfumeurs of Dreams

01/26/14 15:14 (13 comments)

Eau de Cologne RusseEau de Cologne Russe

01/05/14 15:20 (13 comments)

Miss Dior – Decoding a Bottle of LoveMiss Dior – Decoding a Bottle of Love

09/18/13 17:13 (39 comments)

Vintage Prince Matchabelli PerfumesVintage Prince Matchabelli Perfumes

12/28/08 00:23 (15 comments)

Jean PatouJean Patou

09/07/08 08:29

French House of Jovoy - CordayFrench House of Jovoy - Corday

06/30/08 06:51 (2 comments)

HoubigantHoubigant

06/09/08 15:11 (8 comments)

Evening in Paris by BourjoisEvening in Paris by Bourjois

05/25/08 03:55 (14 comments)

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