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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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Have you tried eBay? Try and try again! I imagine the modern bath gel would be better though. But keep typing in vintage ysatis bath gel. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented May 28, 2016 on Ysatis by Givenchy (1984) at Yesterday's Perfume
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I love this anecdote. More power to you for being bold, and owning it! Sent from my iPhone
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Id check against eBay prices Sent from my iPhone
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Amazing! Thanks for sharing that! You should buy some on eBay! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2016 on Intimate by Revlon (1955) at Yesterday's Perfume
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The vintage is potent!
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Id suggest CB I Hate Perfume Musk Reinvention, Bruno accompara (sp?) musk, or my very own Eris Parfums, Ma Bete. Sent from my iPhone
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Ive always wanted to try Straw Hat! Now I want to even more... Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2016 on Tigress by Fabergé (1938) at Yesterday's Perfume
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You can still find it on eBay: vintage Must de Cartier and youll recognize the gold bottle. Make sure its not red. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2016 on Must de Cartier (1981) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Interesting, Joe. Thanks for your perspective! I know Tabu is beloved by many. The older stuff you were involved with. :-)
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2016 on Tabu by Dana (1932) at Yesterday's Perfume
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If you want Evening in Paris to smell like what youre used to -- but the vintage on eBay. Reformulations, Ive heard, arent good. Sent from my iPhone
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Thank you for sharing! Sent from my iPhone
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If you get one that was stored properly it should be fine! Boxed on eBay even better. Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Aug 9, 2015 on Halston by Halston (1975) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Hi Susan, Im not sure whether I bought MN edp or edt. Id say try to find vintage edp on eBay that looks like its in good shape. Good luck!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2015 on Magie Noire by Lancome (1978) at Yesterday's Perfume
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So glad you are enjoying these, Snelly! I like the idea of wandering through an olfactory forest of time...Very poetic! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Nov 30, 2014 on Ma Griffe by Carven (1946) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Shallodgia sounds fabulous. Thank you for sharing that! Sent from my iPhone
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Hi Terri, thanks for the comment and memories. You could also go to ebay and look up vintage Magie Noire. Its around! Sent from my iPhone
Toggle Commented Nov 23, 2014 on Magie Noire by Lancome (1978) at Yesterday's Perfume
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The review of Metal is in my book, Brigitte!
Toggle Commented Oct 1, 2014 on Quiproquo by Grès (1976) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Hi DeeDee, it wouldnt even need to be sealed. Ideally boxed and kept away from light and heat. Ive had good luck with them. Go to eBay and find someone with a good score. You should be able to find one thats not too expensive. Just shop around, and make sure you type Im vintage..,good luck Sent from my iPhone
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Get it on eBay if you can, Elin. (Type in vintage.) It holds up even now!
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2014 on Aliage by Estee Lauder (1972) at Yesterday's Perfume
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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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