Hothamwater

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Apr 25, 2012
Maybe it's just perception created by marketing, but I find it interesting that in the 1890's, patchouli was apparently considered an unpleasant smell. (see Rhine Violets ad)

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Mar 17, 2011
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FiveoaksBouquet

Scented.
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Jul 16, 2004
All these beautiful ads created icons, perfumes to aspire to and to become. Through aspiration was how one looked at a perfume in past decades, prior to the wardrobe concept. Awe of certain perfume icons was how I started out at a young age and I tend to follow the same philosophy today. Sometimes makes me feel like a dinosaur—but a good-smelling dinosaur! :smiley:
 

Cook.bot

Common Lackey
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Jan 6, 2012
Schiaparelli made a scent called "Sleeping"?? And wow, that candlestick bottle.

I stared at that ad for "Mister J" for a long time trying to decide if the models were African-American, and way down in the text it said was produced by the publishers of Ebony and Jet magazines, so I guess they were!
 

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