Today I Bought March 2012

rubegon

Basenotes Dependent
Sep 10, 2011
Recycling hobbies - I sold some 35mm camera gear on ebay and got these:

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Mitsouko EdC - some evaporation, but still smells amazing! 40+ years old and the topnotes are perfect!


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The biggest bottle I have of anything. I finally saw the light on vintage Habit Rouge EdC after sniffing some that hadn't gone bad! I should have known its not supposed to smell like that.
 

FluxAeon01

New member
May 21, 2010
75 ml vintage L'Heure Bleue EDP (Guerlain). One of my favourite things to sniff, can't wait 'til it arrives!
 

Larimar

Basenotes Dependent
Apr 23, 2010
FluxAeon, my favorite concentration of L'Heure Bleue! Congrats! Golden-black box I assume?
volley, great fragrance! Enjoy!
 

kalli

Basenotes Dependent
Aug 29, 2011
I got a cedar sample pack, Noble 1942 Chocolatier samples, Allure Edition Blanche samples. Want to sample these all before I buy a whole bottle:D. Alityke, congrats on the Poison:D..I still need to get an EDT...got distracted with other scents a bit:D.
 

Alityke

Basenotes Dependent
Nov 27, 2011
I got a cedar sample pack, Noble 1942 Chocolatier samples, Allure Edition Blanche samples. Want to sample these all before I buy a whole bottle:D. Alityke, congrats on the Poison:D..I still need to get an EDT...got distracted with other scents a bit:D.

Icky fishy edc will do that to you. Enjoy the forthcoming testathon
 

rubegon

Basenotes Dependent
Sep 10, 2011
Thanks for the encouragement, Knit! Although I probably don't need it :)

To paraphrase Christopher Walken, "I got a fever. And the only perscription . . . is more vintage!"

I sold a lot of camera stuff (went from German optics to iPhone4-tography - never woulda believed it 10 years ago). . . there's more coming :eek:
 

whwend

Basenotes Member
Jul 22, 2011
Oops, I think I am in the mood for summer and went crazy for some springtime temptations...
Gardenia : Isabey
Heliotrope : Etro
Osmanthus Interdite : Parfums d'Empire

Looks like I will be staying in tonight, who cares I reckon I will be smelling superb. Also picked up some samples along the way..

I also came across the Maria Lux range today. Anyone else think that Truly is a dupe of Chanel No 22?
 

Alityke

Basenotes Dependent
Nov 27, 2011
Opted to spend the payday scent pennies on more vintage.

1980s bottle of Miss Dior to keep up my classic chypre quotient.

I also seem to be buying the UK stock of vintage Poison EDT.
 

icanzapyou

Banned
Dec 19, 2011
L'Air du desert marocain. Goodbye money. But hey, I've been lusting after it and the little card in the tin was signed by Tauer. Pretty cool!
 

knit at nite

Basenotes Dependent
Sep 5, 2009
Oh dear- today was rather an impulsive shopping day.
Despite already owning enough Fracas to stop a charging herd of elephants I bought 100ml more of vintage EDC , and a backup bottle of one of my favorite Guerlain's Coriolan and a blind buy of Fabuleuse de Leonard . The name Fabuleuse just called to me, LOL.
 

bookwyrmsmith

Basenotes Dependent
Oct 25, 2009
Well to update : I've recently bought a giftset of vintage YSL Y -edt,powder,and bathoil (which leeked a third of it's contents in transit),A red edt triangle of Liz Claiborne, partial bottles of pdt Infini ,Ralph Lauren Tuxedo,and Chopard Casmir,a backup-backup-bottle of Versace Dreamer,and a pretty full bottle of Azzaro 9 (from a ebay seller in NY )that decided to go of it's own choosing on a trip to California where it must be trying to get a tan or something 'cause it's been ping-ponging in the post offices there rather than come to the South in Alabama.

I had my birthday today and got a decent scent haul -from my parents Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial giftset, Discontinued new old stock Tom Ford Azuree Soliel fragrance spray and lotion, and a candle(that smells a LOT like Egoiste )called Rosewood .
From my grandma-Demeter Snow-I love how it smells COLD!
and a floral scarf and a necklace.
From my brother -Salvatore Ferragamo woman,Bijan Bijan,and a gift card .
My only problem now is what to wear first ..............
 

Alityke

Basenotes Dependent
Nov 27, 2011
Happy Birthday Bookwyrmsmith nice haul. You make me feel better about mine but I have no excuse.

Over the weekend I won auctions on:-
Miss Dior 1980's vintage edt
Part used Diorella 1980's vintage edt
Part used 1990's vintage Poison edt
Part used pre 2009 Opium edt
and my piece de resistance - 90ml Unused in black and white zig zag box Shalimar EDC

All for less than the cost of a bottle of standard Serge Lutens or Annick Goutal niche

Scent pennies all spent for this month and auction site been put out of bounds to me until payday (pending injection of willpower)
 

fazilicious

Basenotes Junkie
Jan 25, 2010
In Transit - shiseido nombre noir parfum mini and edp, vintage lanvin scandal, vintage lanvin pretexte, L'Artisan Vanilia & Tea for Two
received today - Dinner by Bobo, YSL Opium Parfum (about half of 15 ml), Monsieur Carven (half of 45 ml)
 

rubegon

Basenotes Dependent
Sep 10, 2011
Happy Birthday Bookwyrmsmith nice haul. You make me feel better about mine but I have no excuse.

Over the weekend I won auctions on:-
Miss Dior 1980's vintage edt
Part used Diorella 1980's vintage edt
Part used 1990's vintage Poison edt
Part used pre 2009 Opium edt
and my piece de resistance - 90ml Unused in black and white zig zag box Shalimar EDC

All for less than the cost of a bottle of standard Serge Lutens or Annick Goutal niche

Scent pennies all spent for this month and auction site been put out of bounds to me until payday (pending injection of willpower)

Congratulations Alityke, especially on the Shalimar EdC! I love that stuff. It sounds like you got some great deals, too. I have been amazed at the vintage treasures that can be had for so much less than the crazy prices on some niche stuff.
 

Mimi Gardenia

Basenotes Institution
Aug 15, 2008
Recently........

Obsessed with all Hotel Costes music so I bought Costes EDT and shower gel so I can dance away pretending I am at Hotel Costes in Paris *sigh*
Melograno by SMN plus the soap cos you all know I am really Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale ( not ! ) *LOL*
 

Alityke

Basenotes Dependent
Nov 27, 2011
Wayhay the vintage Miss Dior arrived. WOW I had forgotten the beauty of it in the 80s. Very, very different from today's juice. Much more "perfumed" richer, more floral and lurking behind there deep, deep moss and a thorough animalic finish. Absoflippinlutely glorious
 

Mimi Gardenia

Basenotes Institution
Aug 15, 2008
Wayhay the vintage Miss Dior arrived. WOW I had forgotten the beauty of it in the 80s. Very, very different from today's juice. Much more "perfumed" richer, more floral and lurking behind there deep, deep moss and a thorough animalic finish. Absoflippinlutely glorious
Yay ! Sounds boootiful !
 

fragranceman88

Basenotes Dependent
Jan 26, 2011
Wayhay the vintage Miss Dior arrived. WOW I had forgotten the beauty of it in the 80s. Very, very different from today's juice. Much more "perfumed" richer, more floral and lurking behind there deep, deep moss and a thorough animalic finish. Absoflippinlutely glorious

That seems to be the way. All the vintages are miles better that their modern counterparts. I'm tring to get all the vintage Chanel no 5 and Dior poison I can
 

MorganFay

Basenotes Dependent
Feb 25, 2006
I bought LLP Bakir, unsniffed. Hope I like it!


I don't like it.
 
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kalli

Basenotes Dependent
Aug 29, 2011
MMm, some stuff arrived.Out of the chocolate scents, I like the orange & choco combo one the most out of these. Allure Blanche,*really* not a fan. Way too lemony for me! And not a good lemon, an obtrusive lemon bomb! My husband was not a fan either and boy does that scent project and last a while. Imho. Hopefully my cedar sample pack will cheer me up:D.
 

Alityke

Basenotes Dependent
Nov 27, 2011
Triple wow wow wow vintage part bottle 90s Opium EDT, vintage part bottle 80s Poison EDT and vintage full bottle almost pristine 60s Shalimar edc in zig zag box. Shalimar bottle has never been opened but I've broken the bottle seal to try the juice and it is incredibly good for something over 40 years old.

I smell like a tarts boudoir after testing them all :)
 

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