Vintages

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

Vintages 08/22/15 08:52 (5 comments)

Claude Monet, Poppies, 1873   We tend to think of "back to nature" as a movement that first stood on its legs in the 1990s, when concern for ecology and global warming first came into the collective conscience. Yet back in the 1970s, the increasingly urbanized lifestyle created its own desire for countryside pleasures. After all, Et in Arcadia Ego is an old story and the concept ebbs and flows in a cyclical pattern ever since its introduction in the 19th ce... (more)

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

Vintages 08/21/15 23:33 (7 comments)

  In more than one respect the 1970s have been pivotal in the acceptance and sanctioning of shared fragrances. In part 1 of this series about the fresh scents of the seventies I reviewed the little-known Eau Libre by YSL , which was advertised indeed as a unisex offering. The flares on the pants worn by guys were directly competing with the wing-shaped tunics worn by women. Growing hair longer, smoothing hard edges and donning lots of jewelry meant that guys could feel... (more)

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

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

The 1970s Fresh Scents, Part 1: YSL Eau LibreVintages 07/20/15 16:43 (14 comments)

" ... the freshness of meadows and undergrowth instead of the fabric softener emanating from the washing machine."

The Many Lives of Joy by Patou: Vintage and Flankers

The Many Lives of Joy by Patou: Vintage and FlankersVintages 06/29/15 16:51 (9 comments)

"Joy unfolds majestic proportions of floral grandeur with a nobility and restraint of hand that points to a very skilled perfumer ..."

The Time Special Things Come: Two Gorgeous Yet Unsung Guerlain Perfumes

The Time Special Things Come: Two Gorgeous Yet Unsung Guerlain Perfumes Vintages 05/24/15 05:53 (6 comments)

Two scents amongst those 'vintage' Guerlains for whom the lust is fully justified.

Bouquet de Faunes Guerlain

Bouquet de Faunes GuerlainVintages 04/20/15 16:18 (7 comments)

You can't buy these perfumes, but you can at least smell them in Paris or at L'Osmothèque in Versailles.

CARVEN: History & Vintages of a Chic Era

CARVEN: History & Vintages of a Chic EraVintages 03/17/15 09:18 (12 comments)

What made for the success of this couture house, one among many starting in the mid-20th century Parisian landscape, such as Dior, Piguet, or Balmain?

The Lost Crown of The Crown Perfumery

The Lost Crown of The Crown PerfumeryVintages 03/13/15 16:41 (5 comments)

Good old classic Eau de Russe.

Jean Patou Lasso: A Forgotten Way Of Seduction

Jean Patou Lasso: A Forgotten Way Of SeductionVintages 03/09/15 07:00 (6 comments)

Lasso Jean Patou was launched long after Jean Patou passed away, and came along under the slogan "Votre Arme Secrete."

Parfums Babani: A Blast from the Past

Parfums Babani: A Blast from the PastVintages 01/13/15 05:03 (6 comments)

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

Bourjois Mais Oui: Perfume, Flacon and Ads

Bourjois Mais Oui: Perfume, Flacon and AdsVintages 01/05/15 06:32 (9 comments)

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 (51 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."

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Evening in Paris by BourjoisEvening in Paris by Bourjois

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