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Perfumes you won't publicly admit to?
NSku 24.04.2013 | Miscellaneous
...Are there perfumes that you own that you don't consider part of your collection and would not admit to owning? I have some -- won't say how many and what they are but they were purchased on a whim, partly cause I liked the bottles but also as an experiment. Don't necessarily like the scents but kept them because they remind me vaguely of something or someone from my past. Probably will give them away or donate them, but in the meantime, they are not part of my collection!
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Frags so good you can't find an occasion to wear them?
NSku 21.04.2013 | Miscellaneous
But, but, but
...AromiErotici didn't say he didn't like wearing the perfume, or it didn't fit him even though he loved it. He didn't say he didn't like the way it worked with his body chemistry. He didn't say it wasn't his style, though spectacular. He said he loved it so much, that it was so spectacular, he couldn't choose a setting or occasion to experience and let others experience the fragrance, and because he worshiped the perfume in the bottle he made himself sell it because he didn't like worshiping inanimate objects.So I can understand the second half of this, but I cannot understand how you could love a perfume but never want to smell it or express it.
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What perfume have you bought recently?
NSku 21.04.2013 | Miscellaneous
After reawakening to the world of perfumes
...(and as to why I ever fell asleep, can't say) I purchased an extra bottle of Rive Gauche (we can't get it here in the states unless you shop online) when I was in Zurich over Christmas, and in January went for some new ones: Chanel No.19 Poudree and Hermes Jardin en Mediterranee. The latter I discovered maybe 5 years ago, when checking out a small perfume shop in New York City. I was looking for Rive Gauche and saw that Hermes had some new perfumes and liked the Jardin series.More recently after reading the advice of all here on how to shop on eBay, I successfully obtained two vintage perfumes. Fifi by de Nivel and Hermes Caleche. Both in great shape and reasonable prices.(Oh yes I know what happened. When I stopped participating in the wage based economy, I was going out less often and so dramatically slowed in my perfume usage. Would still ask for the occasional bottle of Rive Gauche if a family member was in France. I guess I have a lifetime supply of RG.Can you tell that I love RG?)
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Frags so good you can't find an occasion to wear them?
NSku 18.04.2013 | Miscellaneous
...AromiErotici: Certain frags smell so good to me that I can't wear them casually. It's just a personal quirk I suppose.then don't wear them casually, wear them with great deliberation! :-) I take it you can't be convinced to think differently. But it would be interesting if you could analyze your personal quirk. I'd like to understand it better. One thing that comes to mind for me: if a perfume is never let out of the bottle, is it still a perfume? (if a tree falls in the forest and...)
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Frags so good you can't find an occasion to wear them?
NSku 17.04.2013 | Miscellaneous
Oh silly!! you sold it off?
...Can I give some unsolicited advice? or rather I'll give you some unsolicited advice: develop some joie de vivre, become a bon vivant. Some things in life are precious because they are ephemeral.There is no such thing as a perfume too special or precious to use.So use it any time and use it up. Put it on before bed, put it on after an intense workout and clean up!It almost makes me think that you have some desire for immortality to be part of the "perfect" experience. Instead, treasure the ephemera for the unique and precious experience that it is.Cheers,N
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Vintage Thrills
NSku 01.04.2013 | Miscellaneous
...The most loved perfume in my "vintage" collection is Rive Gauche. When I was given a new formula version of RG, I knew immediately it wasn't the same. Did a bunch of googling and first discovered the online world of perfumistas.The original RG, of which I still have 1/3 of a bottle, has memories of Paris for me -- the modern parts of Paris, Montparnasse and the metro underneath, and being 14 and touring all around Paris by myself or with my sister, my Guide Michelin under my arm.Amazing how smell can allow us to time travel.I always got compliments with the vintage version and interestingly I get compliments on the new formulation and never for any other of my vintage perfumes. So the new formulation is for wearing, and the vintage is just for sniffing the bottle, rarely opening it.Then my second most treasured vintage is FiFi by de Nivel. My daddy brought that home from Europe when I must have been 6 years old. And I loved it. He was able to get me one more bottle before it disappeared completely from the face of the earth. I nursed those two bottles and today I still have a few drops in one. That bottle was only for sniffing since I was a teen. It transports me back to the time when I was little and playing with beautiful dolls and miniatures from Germany, and I had small, pretty ceramic tiles from Holland. (they came in a box of chocolates).
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My mom's forgotten perfume stash
NSku 26.03.2013 | Miscellaneous
starting to post pics on my page photo album
...so keep checking there -- it will take a bit of time to edit and post all of them. So far got the Russian one up, along with pix of an old russian perfume that my mom had used up but kept the bottles.
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My mom's forgotten perfume stash
NSku 26.03.2013 | Miscellaneous
Yes pictures and
...The price I'm sure was French francs.I'll post pictures when I get a chance, 'cause "bien sûr" I took photos of all of them.
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My mom's forgotten perfume stash
NSku 20.03.2013 | Miscellaneous
...Just got back from a visit to my mother's place. She stopped wearing perfume some years ago. We rediscovered her stash which I've inventoried and photographed. She let me take a small bottle of Chanel No.5 (7 ml. perfume) that was still in its cellophane wrapper and with the price tag of 150 Franks on it. Any one guess at a date?How fun! Unopened, there were Belle de Rauche, Cabochard, Magie, Raphael Plaisir, Balmain Jolie Madame, Caron Fleurs de Rocaille, Chloe Eau de Parfum, Jean D’Albret's Ecusson, Ivoire de Balmain and even a Russian perfume, "mojet buite" (I don't have a cirillic keyboard) (Maybe), and three Nina Ricci: L'air du Temps, Farouche, and Premier JourI've been trying to find info on everything, which for one or two is a bit challenging.
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A question to native English speakers: sillage
NSku 28.01.2013 | Miscellaneous
chiming in again
...emission just doesn't sound right. makes me think of bodily fluids rather than perfume. :twisted:
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A question to native English speakers: sillage
NSku 27.01.2013 | Miscellaneous
projection and sillage
...I don't think the metaphor associated with the word "projection" does justice to the experience of someone else's perfume. My opinion is that "sillage" is a better word because it's a better metaphor.Others have already pointed out it is a french word and in English means wake.I don't think of a wake as the volume of water displaced by a boat-- yes the water has been displaced but then it's rushing back in behind the boat. So a wake is that dynamic process with a series of waves emanating from the space the boat is moving out of.Bodies as they move through the air cause a wake as well. The scent is carried on the wake of air.Or one could use the metaphor of a cloud or a breeze, (although each of these imply a different atmospheric mechanism) but I think sillage is the most poetic.
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Shopping on ebay - any advice
NSku 27.01.2013 | Miscellaneous
...I searched the forum and couldn't find any thread on this topic. I have heard that there are risks to purchasing perfumes on ebay. I was wondering if any one here has any pointers for how to sus' out the quality/reputation of the sellers, or what questions to ask before buying.Also if bottles are undated, how can a seller or buyer tell if a perfume is the vintage formulation rather than current formulation?And also, care to share any stories of positive or negative experiences buying perfume through ebay?Thanks!
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