...Digindirt, as a fellow vintage-lover you are a woman after my own heart. Why do I love vintages? Well, in a broad sense my love for, and collection of, vintage perfumes is a product of my natural curiosity and an extension of my passion for history. My love affair with perfume also has a history. While I don't have any special associations between vintage perfumes and people in my life who wore them, I do have a personal history of perfume-wearing that now extends across 3 decades , which means that all of those early loves still retained in my wardrobe now classify as vintage perfumes. Other than that, for the most part I just really like the way they smell :D
...Does beg the question that if many people suffer peanut allergies why they don't ban peanuts? In regard to the perfume industy, in deciding to prohibit the use of certain substances you have to wonder just whose interests are being upheld.
...How to get samples directly from the perfumer? Simple as 1,2, 3 Lola! Choose any/all of the brands mentioned on this thread, go to their website (linked via their Parfumo pages) and look for samples or discovery sets.
...Seatonica:The topic is what have you bought recently - can it be expanded to include what made you buy it? Do you have a buying strategy Olga... The topic is what have you bought recently - can it be expanded to include what made you buy it? Do you have a buying strategy Olga?Seatonica, in my case, it would be greed most of the time! :lol: But on a serious note, even though to some it looks I like buy everything that is not nailed...
...Olga1780:I am entirely with you on the $ 200 bottles! But unfortunately, by the time i catch what I want for the right price, I end up with 20 other great deals .....which makes my desired bargain not qualify as a bargain :evil:Ha ha Olga - I think it's a law of the universe! I let something go last night because I have my eye on something else with a heftier price tag. That bottle went for $7! Think we should start a 'one that got away' thread?
...My latest catches are Balmain Ambre Gris and Prada Infusion d'RoseI've had a bit of money to spend on perfume lately. But I'm trying to be disciplined and stick to my wishlist, instead of chasing after every bright, shiney thing that catches my attention. I'll wait and watch for what I want until I can get it at the right price. I could never fork out $200 for a bottle of perfume.
...I recently started storing fbs alphabetically by house in basket drawers in a dresser in my bedroom. Works fine except I've already filled them up :roll: My vintage bottles, sizable decants and minis are stored in a small antique cupboard. My samples are in boxes. Love the pantry idea but don't have the space right now.
...I'm not talking about decanters, but ordering directly from the perfumer. For me best experiences so far are with Parfum d'Empire and Neil Morris who earn gold stars for reasonable prices, prompt Internationl delivery, nice hand written notes AND fab fragrances. So who would you recommend?