perfume on the weekend

 

 

 

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19 Comments

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19 responses to “perfume on the weekend

  1. Lilybelle

    Drool. Torturer. 😉

    • I forgot to take pictures of the Parfum D’Hermes extrait (gorgeous!) and others.

      But Infini for under three dollars is insane.

      • I am sick with lust and envy about the three-buck Infini. This is one of my fave vintages; I only have the EdT and it is thick, golden and glorious. Still fresh and extraordinarily intense. I can’t imagine the beauty and concentration of the parfum. You lucky so-and-so, Neil.

      • You never know with Caron, though: the edt might be the best strength for all I know ( I only know the pdt and parfum). With the Nuit de Noel cologne, though, I find that more intense than the extrait in some ways so you may already have struck gold.

      • Lilybelle

        And Cabochard! That one isn’t for me, but people love it and it’s exorbitant here. You could buy and resell and save up a tidy little retirement fund for yourself. Nah, too much hassle.

      • That’s the thing, I have considered it. But I haven’t figured a way of getting these things out of Japan. I sent you your Joy: it got sent back. That envelope with your name and address on it is still sitting somewhere in a closet.

    • The Corday Fame (seven dollars) is beautiful, actually: a fresh but mothy gardenia from the forties.

      • Lilybelle

        I love Infini. And I was wondering about Fame. I have an old mini purser of Corday Toujours Moi.

      • I love Infini as well. But I have already broken this bottle, being the hideous oaf that I am . Was trying to add another parfum’s contents into this one, pushed the stopper down too hard and the glass broke, wedging itself in forever. This perfume shall only be stared at, never used.

        Corday I was unfamiliar with, actually, but I did show some restraint with this one, even at the low price (you can’t buy everything, surely). I saw it the other day and wondered, then checked on the internet and Surrender To Chance was selling it quite expensively, describing it as an Arpege like civet floral. I would say it is nothing like the Lanvin, which I know intimately, but I understand what they mean. The same era and velvet goldenness. This is much less chypric though and mossy, and more radiant floral. To me it smells like the shadows of gorse on a beach in the afternoon sun.

  2. Lucky you, that you have the opportunity for these great vintage finds. I guess it helps that most Japanese are not into perfume that much, which leaves these great finds for you…someone has to do it and luckily it is you, who knows what you are finding.

  3. Such fabulous treasures! Especially the Farouche, one of my favorites.

  4. Lilybelle

    I can’t reply in the proper place but, Oh No!! I have moved several times in the past few years. I had no idea that you had sent Joy all the way from Japan. I’m so sorry! 😦 And thank you. ❤ I have landed in my home state of Mississippi where I plan to stay put. They can carry me out of here feet first.

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