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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   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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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   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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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   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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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   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
<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   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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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   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
<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   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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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   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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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   22.02.2013 | Miscellaneous

Samples from Houses - best experience

...Just wondering how/if sample programs are being impacted by recent policy changes re mailing perfumes? Anyone know?
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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   21.02.2013 | Miscellaneous

What makes a scent smell "expensive" ?

...For me it's a perfume that develops through stages that spells quality - a term I prefer over "expensive" given that nearly every fragrance sold in Australia is expensive!
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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   11.02.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Scent of the Day

...I'm wearing an attar my friend bought back from Dubai. Have no idea what it is called, or who produced it, but it smells of francincense and roses. Love it.
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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   30.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

Shopping on ebay - any advice

...Actually I was thinking of some of the hysterical posts I've read on Fragrantica! I'm all for the balanced view :)Unlike the States in Australia you can't buy vintage perfume in thrift or charity stores. I've hardly ever seen it in antique shops and never at auction (though I expect it does come up at house/garage sales, just never the ones I attend) So by default ebay becomes a major hunting ground in these parts. I'm not saying it's risk free but I am saying that for me ebay is a great place to shop.
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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   29.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

Shopping on ebay - any advice

...Where would the serious collector be without ebay? I buy used fragrances and vintages all the time on ebay. I've picked up some wonderful stuff for very little money and so far have never had a problem. It is however wise to know what you're purchasing, so always do your homework first as others have suggested.Don't swallow the line that all ebay perfume sellers and their wares are dodgy. That's just hysteria talking. But do stay away from very popular, highly sought after or high-end perfumes going for a song - especially Chanel. As everyone here will tell you, you can bet your life that a very cheap 100ml bottle of Chanel is a fake Chanel.
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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   20.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

The end of a love affair-Scents that have lost their magic ?

...Calvin Klein Escacpe - I was madly in love with this for years but now the thrill is gone.Deisel Plus Plus Woman - great little cheapy that in wearing to death one year I rendered unwearable.
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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   19.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Visa Robert PiquetBandit Robert PiquetSafari Ralph LaurenWill have to pick up some more Tuca Tuca if it's to be discontinued - thanks for the tip off Eurochic
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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   17.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

Vintage Thrills

...Hats off to you DinD - what a fantastic haul! Wow!I'm kicking myself for just missing out on a bottle of original Zen the other night :x I'm curious about Imprevu - any thoughts?Managed to get myself some vintage Safari It's sweeter than I expected and on me much more yellow aldehyde than green. Think it will work better in cooler weather, so I'm putting it away until then.When I tested Nitchevo again after a zillion years it reminded me of Chanel No. 5 - a poor girl's Chanel No. 5 :P
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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   16.01.2013 | Perfume Discussions

Miniatures: do they smell as good as the larger bottles?

...I think minis give a good indication of a perfume.The minatures I own are predominantly vintage. I buy them out of curiosity, for reference purposes and/or because I might not be able to find a FB. Or one that I that I can afford at any rate. So I'm building a little archive, and because I buy minatures for the purpose of keeping and not really wearing I suppose I'm a "collector" of sorts.You do have to take into consideraion that they might have been used for display purposes and their condition sufferred as a consequence. Many of the older ones fall into the category of travel souvenirs and might have been treated as keepsakes rather than items of display. One thing I have noticed about vintage minis is that while the perfume smells wonderful in the bottle it may vanish on the skin. I have a Fidji and an original Bandit where sadly this is the case. I have also been puzzled by the fact that eBay and sites like it treat mins as collectables. Presumably they do this on the basis that they think minis primarily appeal to perfume bottle collectors, who they no doubt equate with the same sort of people who collect and display those little liquor bottles.I'm not into display. In fact one of the most horrifying things I have ever seen on ebay was a large collection of mins, some wonderful and rare perfumes among them, the contents of which had been adultereted with dies to make them display better! WTF :shock:
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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   02.01.2013 | Miscellaneous

Favorite house ( Designer & Niche )

...Currently:niche - Neil Morris, Serge Lutensdesigner - Guerlain
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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   27.12.2012 | Miscellaneous

What fragrance group/s do you prefer ?

...I'm open to anything but am mostly drawn to green perfumes, florals (typicaly white), chypres and orientals of all kinds. Like a good leather too and am not afraid of aldehydes.
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<mark>Seatonica</mark>Seatonica   17.12.2012 | Miscellaneous

Vintage Thrills

...Cryptic:Is it okay if we share vintage perfume advertising here? I'm not sure where else it would fit.Since there's still no vinatge section and just this everything vintage thread I don't see why not :)
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