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OH, I forgot to add, in response you your comment on stingy perfume counter people. Early 1980s. I once went into a Diamonds dept store looking for a lipstick that was similar to a vintage one I had. I was wearing vintage clothing. The clerk was absolutely rude to me, so I went to the next counter that was Estee Lauder. The clerk was an angel, and after spending $400, she gave me samples of whatever she had. The rude clerk at the other counter was practically snarling! Diamonds paid by %, and $400 made a nice commission for the Estee Lauder clerk!
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2012 on Perfume Nips: A Short History at Yesterday's Perfume
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I once bought a box (of 25 I think) at a thrift store. There was no advertising on the plastic box. They were color coded and I dumped them out on the living room floor to line them up and see what fragrences I had. I ran into the bedroom for my notebook, and my son comes in and (not seeing them) stepped on the pile of glass nibs. I think 3 survived. They didn't smell too good in a mix like that!! I've never found another set.
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2012 on Perfume Nips: A Short History at Yesterday's Perfume
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I've loved perfume all my life. I used to buy my mother Evening in Paris. She never wore it, and I always loved it. When I was a teen she gave me woodscents solid perfumes. They were heavenly! Then I was given Charlie, mmmm loved it! I went to an estate sale and bought a set of Coty powder perfume from the 30s. They were fabulous. I tried Chanel 5 for the first time when I was 22. I loved it! Then I found a 1920s presentation bottle of Narcisse Noir. I wore it to nightclubs with my 1920s flapper dresses. I felt so sophisticated. Then came Shalimar, Champaigne and Opium. Then Maja purchased in Mexico, Youth Dew in every incarnation, powdered Blue Carnation, the carnation cologne. Then Estee Lauder solid perfumes in a variety of scents. Then the new incarnation of Blue Watz (fabulous), vintage Emeraulde, and a very disappointing flirtation with the new Evening in Paris. But I realized something, I love single notes like rose and carnation most! What a stroll down memory lane! Vivii--aka Glamourkitty
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