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SeatonicaSeatonica   19.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...Oh Collector, I love "Chamarre" - you are lucky!
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SeatonicaSeatonica   14.03.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

..."Ambre Gris" by Balmain - lovely in rainy weather.
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LovingTheAlienLovingTheAlien   12.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

Which company has done the most damage to the industry?

...Seatonica:In general terms, the dictomomy of pulp for the masses and "art" for the literate is no new thing. The "democratisation" of perfume and its...
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SeatonicaSeatonica   12.03.2013 | Miscellaneous
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DellingerDdCDellingerDdC   12.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

Which company has done the most damage to the industry?

...Seatonica:How do they make money?Go to any big department store or better, Sephora and just spend hours watching the people that go there and that happily buy...
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SeatonicaSeatonica   12.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

Which company has done the most damage to the industry?

...In general terms, the dictomomy of pulp for the masses and "art" for the literate is no new thing. The "democratisation" of perfume and its accompanying slide from art-form to accessory, however, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Anything produced on an industrial scale is bound to suffer in terms of quality. But I still don't understand the logic in flooding the market with so many junk perfumes with such short lifespans. How do they make money?
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SeatonicaSeatonica   11.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Haven't bought much so far this year, but I did just pick up some vintage "J'ai Ose" by Guy Larouche for 99c. Missed out on a couple of other things, but it's probably just as well. I have a lot of perfumes and these days I'm only prepared to chase absolutely must-haves.Haven't you done well Scentimental & DinD - can't believe you're really finsihed though D!
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SeatonicaSeatonica   11.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

Which company has done the most damage to the industry?

...Very interesting question.Hard to decide which is worse - the cynical marketing of every celebrity-come-lately via fragrance or the trashing of quality brands. It's sad to see Calvin Klein perfumes in the bargain bin and even sadder to see the Body Shop's slide into oblivion.
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SeatonicaSeatonica   08.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...Once you start counting you quickly realise that you don't have to be a vintage lover to have a wardrobe full of discontined perfumes these days :(
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SherapopSherapop   07.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...Seatonica , when I have a bit of free time, I'm going to see which ones of the full bottles/samples/miniatures are discontinued, at least according to Profumo...
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DutchSnifferDutchSniffer   07.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...Seatonica , when I have a bit of free time, I'm going to see which ones of the full bottles/samples/miniatures are discontinued, at least according to Profumo...
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SeatonicaSeatonica   06.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...Of 109 samples, I count 9 as discontinued including Balenciaga Rumba though it is not identified as such. At least one problem with the Parfomo database concerns Givenchy, specifically the conflation of the originals with the Les Mythiques line recreations, with the result that "Givenchy lll", for example, looks like it's in production when it isn't. Same goes for "L'interdit" etc. IMHO this confusion between original lines and re-issues or recreations (I'm not talking about reformulations here) is problematic, though I recognize that logistically it might be tricky to rectify since people have already left reviews. Still, for the sake of accuracy, and being tidy-minded, I'd like to see it fixed. I have already asked about this in the appropriate thread btw.
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  06.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...Seatonica:Using the Parfumo database I counted 33 out of production perfumes from the minis and FBs currently in my wardrobe, plus another 8 at least that I'm...
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SeatonicaSeatonica   06.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...Using the Parfumo database I counted 33 out of production perfumes from the minis and FBs currently in my wardrobe, plus another 8 at least that I'm pretty sure are gone but not identified as such in the database.You can tell I have work to do but am trying to avoid it :)
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G-man (Eau de Cologne) - Gainsboro / Gainsborough
PontNeufPontNeuf   05.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

Less likely to buy discontinued fragrances?

...Seatonica:Let's not forget that these days a discontinued perfume doesn't have to be very oldOf course, you are right. It was just that my first notion with...
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G-man (Eau de Cologne) - Gainsboro / Gainsborough
SeatonicaSeatonica   05.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

Less likely to buy discontinued fragrances?

...Let's not forget that these days a discontinued perfume doesn't have to be very old
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SeatonicaSeatonica   05.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

How many discontinued perfumes do you own?

...Out of curiosity, how many perfumes in your wardrobe are now out of production?
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G-man (Eau de Cologne) - Gainsboro / Gainsborough
  04.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

Less likely to buy discontinued fragrances?

...Seatonica:Now that I've learned that not all vintages are created equal and have re-acquired my past favourites I restrict myself to certain genres when...
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G-man (Eau de Cologne) - Gainsboro / Gainsborough
SeatonicaSeatonica   04.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

Less likely to buy discontinued fragrances?

...Now that I've learned that not all vintages are created equal and have re-acquired my past favourites I restrict myself to certain genres when purchasing something "new" - green perfumes, orientals and chypres mostly, aldehydes on occassion. Because these are the kinds of perfumes I like you'd have to say my purchasing is guided by personal taste rather than rarity. In general terms unfashionable discontinued beauties are more affordable for me than niche and IMHO better value than the mostly synthetic, one-dimensional and boring scents foisted on the masses nowadays. On that score I'm with you, Dutchsniffer.
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SeatonicaSeatonica   03.03.2013 | Miscellaneous

Vintage Thrills

...No doubt about it, my ability to acquire the vintages on my wish list will be significantly impaired if postal restrictions are vigorously applied :cry:
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