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Perfumaniac
New Orleans
Vintage perfume reviews written by Barbara Herman (aka Perfumaniac), an obsessed collector of the old stuff...
Interests: We know what the past looks and sounds like, but do we know what it smells like?, it's been one of the many revelations for me in discovering perfume in a sensual/cerebral manner that I can say as much about it as a book or film that moved me., There is a limbic intelligence that we don't cultivate enough and perfume is the perfect vehicle for exercising this faculty..., curious readers can contact barbara herman at yesterdaysperfume@gmail.com or follow me on twitter/Parfumaniac
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Thanks, Andre. I added a link to your post...
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2014 on Quiproquo by Grès (1976) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Hi Hugo, I'm not sure who composed the perfume. But I know I am definitely not an introvert! :-) Thanks for stopping by. I'll see if I can find out who created this beauty...
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Thanks, Lucy! Its gorgeous... Sent from my iPhone
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Hi Shala, Clean and yet warm! I love that combination...
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Hi Cheryl, Nothing says I am wearing perfume quite like Poison! I love it, too! Theres a whole world of perfume out there. I bet youd find something you like thats new. But it sounds like you have several bottles of Poison, so maybe you dont need anything new!
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Thats an interesting switch! Im going to have to try the reformulation, Miguel. Around what year should I start?
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Enjoy it, Marie. It is a beauty!! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2014 on Vent Vert by Balmain (1947) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Hi untrained nose, it is hard to believe, but I wrote this 6 years ago just as I was beginning to think about perfume seriously. I dont really agree with what I said either! I love Bandit and Cabochard, and only think about femininity and masculinity in perfume now mostly to argue against the idea of gendered fragrances. I have not smelled the reformulated Cabochard. Bandit is not bad, but definitely not as rich as the vintage. I suspect the same is with Cabochard. Thanks for the comment!
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2014 on Cabochard by Gres (1959) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Good idea, Jason. Its been bugging me!
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Thanks, Flora!
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Its on eBay, Jackie. Look up vintage Faberge Music perfume. Good luck.
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2014 on Tabu by Dana (1932) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Thanks for the tip, Del Reno!
Toggle Commented Jul 20, 2014 on Aramis by Estee Lauder (1965) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Hi Nishi, Im so glad this was useful/enjoyable to you! I know what its like to love a discontinued perfume, particularly one like this that few people write about. Im sure there are people who will duplicate a perfume. I dont have any recommendations, however, and I know I would hesitate to do such a thing. Ill ask my facebook perfume group if they have any suggestions. In the meatime...keep hoarding!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2014 on MAC Creations MV2 (2002) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Hi Terri, It is not manufactured anymore (as far as I know), but you can check for it on eBay by looking up vintage Woodhue perfume. Im sure its there! Good luck!
Toggle Commented Jul 4, 2014 on Woodhue by Fabergé (1944) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Great advice. I will have to try the reformulation...
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No one likes that word, Andre, but Im sticking to it!
Toggle Commented Jul 1, 2014 on MAC Creations MV2 (2002) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Exactly! I think you would love it, Jules! Sent from my iPhone
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It's so beautiful, Paul, and quietly powerful. Tell me what you think when you get it! I'm in love... Sent from my iPhone
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It will be waiting for you in Berlin. That would be a really great, insidery nerdy Halloween costume! Sent from my iPhone
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BitterGrace, I'm very curious about the European Jules. I've heard it's similar, but I can't imagine it's intact. I'm going to look around for it...
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Yesterdays Perfume is a blog about vintage fragrances and scent culture. I dont sell perfume. Try vintage Norell on eBay! Good luck!
Toggle Commented Jun 25, 2014 on Norell (1969) at Yesterday's Perfume
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It is wonderful, mals, and the soundtrack (Cat Stevens) is pretty integral to the movie. I love the 70s...
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Thank you, Isis! I really appreciate that you shared it, too.
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Dianne, youre making me want to smell this again! I love that you plan on being buried with it. That would actually make a fantastic post idea...! I recently smelled vintage Bandit again and blurted out, I want to be buried in this! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Jun 16, 2014 on Flambeau by Fabergé (1955) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Hi, Sherihan. Thanks for the question. If you loved Amazone when it came out, and a subsequent formula wasnt as nice, it was probably reformulated. It happens all the time....get a vintage version on eBay!
Toggle Commented Jun 11, 2014 on Amazone by Hermès (1974) at Yesterday's Perfume
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