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julie
I laugh to keep from hitting somebody
Interests: perfume, art, music, cities, humor, teaching
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I had better get some. After all, it's nearly named for me!
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Yep, that's the scene that got me to the movie. I have a mini of the old formulation, so in the interest of luring new sniffers to old scents, don't include me in the drawing.
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Just got a smidgen of Fidji, vintage uncertain, from a basenotes friend. The top shares a lot with my beloved Weil de Weil; the base is more spice than leather. Curiosity satisfied. Since I have about four ounces of the Weil de Weil PdT, I'm set for galbanum-laced hyacinth infused greenies.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2014 on Fidji by Guy Laroche (1966) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Do a year-end sniff and re-sniff of the bounty of samples received this year. Am I getting osmanthus, in addition, here? I'm smelling something that is my impression of osmanthus, which I'll admit I'm not great at picking out, but would call a dusty apricot rather than peach.
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I must have 70 decants at home, courtesy of some kind "fume friends". I will surely set some aside to pass on. Caron and I get along, and who doesn't get along w/Patou?
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I'm swimming in samples from a friend, including Caron Acaciosa and QueSais-je? I tried the Acaciosa first, a sweet and sour honeyed fruit and floral that is all sunshine to me, simply glorious. Que Sais-je? is all that on a chypre base. I get some amber there, too. Sumptuous.
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Just got 1/4 oz of the parfum on ebay for a song! Felt a little bad when the lucite top cracked, tho it seals just fine. HMFS, this stuff is sublime! Agree 100% with the H&R notes. This is another in the pantheon of they-don't-make-them-like-they-used-to womanly aledhydes, a sister to Chamade and Miss Dior, a bit more distantly related to two other favorites, Miss Balmain, and My Sin. I know of no contemporary fragrance that socks it to me like these greats.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2013 on Infini by Caron (1972) at Yesterday's Perfume
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Love this, and yes, it is both well-behaved and interesting. I get some ginger in there, too.
Toggle Commented Jan 4, 2013 on Nocturnes de Caron (1981) at Yesterday's Perfume
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OK, I really didn't want to be the first commenter—way too fangirl—but here I am anyway. I guess this makes me an impresario; I feel like Serge f'n Diaghilev! bonne chance and בהצלחה (;
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Most excellent. And—you have a face! I did guess you for a brunette of the sultry variety.
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Hello, again. As it happened I put on a sample of Chanel 19 this morning, and thought WdW immediately, so of course I had to revisit your posts on both. Amazing, both born in 1971. bittergracenotes sums up WdW in a sentence, here the link, http://bittergracenotes.blogspot.com/2009/06/one-sentence-perfume-review-weil-de.html but I'll spare you the suspense: "It's the smell of a swamp in Paradise." 19 disappears on my skin. I'm passing around my Weils on basenotes and expect WdW will get a lot of love.
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2012 on Weil de Weil (1971) at Yesterday's Perfume
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I'm in Cleveland, would love to break the Tish b'Av fast with Muslims. There's got to be a community gathering somewhere...
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2012 on Rosh Chodesh Av; Ramadan Mubarak at Velveteen Rabbi
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Just wore Yatagan today and got straight-on cigar store. I don't get pee at all. Don't know if it is vintage or current—it was a sample—but if current, most satisfactory, most available, and...most cheap (:
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At long last, opened the sealed extrait, here's the deed on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tmunot_juliana/sets/72157630561279554/ It will take a couple days for all of Arpège's nuances to register in my nose. ist impression is dry, with, yes, cigarette smoke overlaying whatever has transpired. I wonder if one is either an Arpège gal or a My Sin type. If so, I'm more a My Sin type. She's blowsier, whereas Arpège knows how to keep a secret. Of course, three days hence, there may be new discoveries, as those secrets unfold. spice herbal incense, I love your description re: Vertigo, a favored film.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2012 on Arpege by Lanvin (1927) at Yesterday's Perfume
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As it happens, I just bought a fan. New, suitable inspired, I shall scent it. I think Mitsouko will be a good choice. To me it has that "mom's scarf drawer" accord that causes me to prefer it sprayed on something other than myself. Might as well endure menopause in style!
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Hooray! Octavian's on board. Let me send you Diane von Furstenberg's Volcan d'Amour. It's another heady and hard-to-find dark amber juice with some resemblance to Mollie Parnis, tho a more incensy drydown. Discontinued, it is an 80s powerhouse that teeters between head shop and Studio 54. As to Mollie's drydown, I was so in love with that ketonic peachy blast it opens with (and that I sustain through the crafty cotton wad in the bra trick) that I'm only now appreciating the drydown. What do I smell? Honeyed tobacco and leather. I think that for a less experienced nose like mine, note identification can be a matter of associations, sometimes even childhood memories. Yatagan, for instance, reminds me of the half smoked ciagrs my grandfather left lying in an ashtray, a smell I just loved, but who would admit to "old cigar" accord?
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It means Calvino brings perfume to literature the way other authors bring music or visual art. He validates perfume as the olfactory art.
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turn up the volume to hear the crunches and nomnoms =:)
Funny you should mention Mad Men. I just got a bottle of Oscar del Pareta's Volupté off ebay. The stylized bottle and the floral green fragrance convinced me this was a 60s relic, and I indeed thought Mad Men. Happens it is from 1992, by Sophia Grojsman. It would suit Megan, I think. Here's a photo link: http://www.valentineperfume.com/product_thumbnail_images/t_24593.jpg
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teehee, so, I'm not the only one who talks all high and whispery when the subject is bunnies! So cute.
Don't forget Estee Lauder Private Collection!
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Did I send you Mayotte amongst those little decants? Maybe not, could have been to another friend...
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hmmmm, given my Jones for Mollie Parnis, sounds as if this should be my next Dior purchase—having just scored some vintage Miss Dior.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2012 on Christian Dior Diorama (1949) at Yesterday's Perfume
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I also liked the Jovan Island Gardenia, which is on ebay at not extravagant prices. I also know now, that the appeal of Guerlain's Mayotte is the gardenia, on a ride with its friends tuberose, frangipani, and ylang-ylang.
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I slayed :)