Posts Tagged: vintage

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Gravel – A Man’s Cologne: this is the essence of discontinuation

I have been going through my samples trying to make some sort of a catalogue so that I can actually be able to go back and find what I really want. So I came across this vial I knew I

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Gravel – A Man’s Cologne: this is the essence of discontinuation

I have been going through my samples trying to make some sort of a catalogue so that I can actually be able to go back and find what I really want. So I came across this vial I knew I

Jil Sander Man Pure

Jil Sander Man Pure 1981: too good to be forgotten

I am not very much into vintage perfume hunting for many reasons. First of all you never know what you get, how well it was preserved what how much of its original beauty was lost. This makes me a little

Jil Sander Man Pure

Jil Sander Man Pure 1981: too good to be forgotten

I am not very much into vintage perfume hunting for many reasons. First of all you never know what you get, how well it was preserved what how much of its original beauty was lost. This makes me a little

Jacomo Eau Cendrée

Jacomo Eau Cendrée: where it all began…

One of my first perfume memories ever was Jacomo Eau Cendrée (which translates to a mysterious Ash Water). I couldn’t have been older than six and yet I remember my uncle having a bottle of this. And what a bottle

Jacomo Eau Cendrée

Jacomo Eau Cendrée: where it all began…

One of my first perfume memories ever was Jacomo Eau Cendrée (which translates to a mysterious Ash Water). I couldn’t have been older than six and yet I remember my uncle having a bottle of this. And what a bottle

Unicorn

Shiseido Nombre Noir: to catch a Unicorn

There is this rare, elusive category of perfumes, the Perfect, Discontinued scent. It is the most sought after, exclusive, masterfully blended kind of perfume. It was so perfect that it had to stop existing. Its ingredients so pure and rare that they are

Unicorn

Shiseido Nombre Noir: to catch a Unicorn

There is this rare, elusive category of perfumes, the Perfect, Discontinued scent. It is the most sought after, exclusive, masterfully blended kind of perfume. It was so perfect that it had to stop existing. Its ingredients so pure and rare that they are

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Givenchy Insensé: falling through genres

There is a golden rule in marketing: never mix genres! It will only make your product more difficult to sell. It is not much of a creative rule as if this rule were to be followed blindly we would be

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Givenchy Insensé: falling through genres

There is a golden rule in marketing: never mix genres! It will only make your product more difficult to sell. It is not much of a creative rule as if this rule were to be followed blindly we would be

Shiseido Zen Original 1963

Shiseido Zen Original: whispers of a Bandit

The term original next to the name of this perfume has both meanings: it was the original perfume bearing the name and it remains a true original. Launched in 1963 and discontinued later to be followed by two more reincarnations.

Shiseido Zen Original 1963

Shiseido Zen Original: whispers of a Bandit

The term original next to the name of this perfume has both meanings: it was the original perfume bearing the name and it remains a true original. Launched in 1963 and discontinued later to be followed by two more reincarnations.

Les Néréides, Fleur Poudrée de Musc

Fleur Poudrée de Musc: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the stinkiest of them all?

I am following smellythought’s blog regularly and he recently posted his impressions on Musc Ravageur. He mentions, as well as many others, that this was not the Devastating Musk he expected it to be and I agree. Even Muscs Koublai

Les Néréides, Fleur Poudrée de Musc

Fleur Poudrée de Musc: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the stinkiest of them all?

I am following smellythought’s blog regularly and he recently posted his impressions on Musc Ravageur. He mentions, as well as many others, that this was not the Devastating Musk he expected it to be and I agree. Even Muscs Koublai

Happy Holidays from Christos of Memory of Scents

Christos for Men: a perfume with my name on it brings you my wishes for Happy Holidays

I have admitted to vanity before so I do not mind doing it again. It was a great surprise to find out through Dimi’s blog that there is a bottle somewhere out there with my name on it. Especially since my name

Happy Holidays from Christos of Memory of Scents

Christos for Men: a perfume with my name on it brings you my wishes for Happy Holidays

I have admitted to vanity before so I do not mind doing it again. It was a great surprise to find out through Dimi’s blog that there is a bottle somewhere out there with my name on it. Especially since my name

a game of textures and colours

Feminité du Bois: Fruit, cedar, spice and everything nice

If ever a fragrance managed to include all the warm and cosy notes in the world in one bottle this was Feminité du Bois. Initially released in 1992 as a Shiseido release, it joined the Serge Lutens line in 2009, when

a game of textures and colours

Feminité du Bois: Fruit, cedar, spice and everything nice

If ever a fragrance managed to include all the warm and cosy notes in the world in one bottle this was Feminité du Bois. Initially released in 1992 as a Shiseido release, it joined the Serge Lutens line in 2009, when

Dressing up, stepping out

Donna Karan Fuel for Men: Dressing up, stepping out!

Most fumeheads have a pivotal moment in their lives, a point of no return. Mine was July 25 2006. Starting a time honoured (since then) tradition I was looking to buy me a birthday present, a replacement bottle of one of my

Dressing up, stepping out

Donna Karan Fuel for Men: Dressing up, stepping out!

Most fumeheads have a pivotal moment in their lives, a point of no return. Mine was July 25 2006. Starting a time honoured (since then) tradition I was looking to buy me a birthday present, a replacement bottle of one of my

Goti Black Essence

The mysterious Goti: Black Essence and pinning down Opoponax

I am always looking around for a good bargain and just the other day I found a good offer for the very last bottle of a fragrance and label I had never heard of: Goti. The fragrance was on sale

Goti Black Essence

The mysterious Goti: Black Essence and pinning down Opoponax

I am always looking around for a good bargain and just the other day I found a good offer for the very last bottle of a fragrance and label I had never heard of: Goti. The fragrance was on sale

"Pierce my heart again"

Pierce My Heart Again – more words of wisdom from a box

Here’s another one I like from Alexander Mc Queen’s Kingdom. It is beautifully “handwritten” on the inside of the box flap. I love it because it was sort of a message to me from the universe. There is a story

"Pierce my heart again"

Pierce My Heart Again – more words of wisdom from a box

Here’s another one I like from Alexander Mc Queen’s Kingdom. It is beautifully “handwritten” on the inside of the box flap. I love it because it was sort of a message to me from the universe. There is a story

Iris Bleu Gris

Colours of Iris* Part 2: Iris Bleu Gris

the dirty green iris In my iris quest I had to try what my favourite house had to offer. The masculine iris of Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is Iris Bleu Gris. Being new to the game my first reaction to

Iris Bleu Gris

Colours of Iris* Part 2: Iris Bleu Gris

the dirty green iris In my iris quest I had to try what my favourite house had to offer. The masculine iris of Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier is Iris Bleu Gris. Being new to the game my first reaction to

Route du Vetiver

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Route du Vetiver and how reformulation works

The first scent that got me stuck in niche perfumes was Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Route du Vetiver. But it was more of a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde experience… I was still only sampling when the name caught my

Route du Vetiver

Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Route du Vetiver and how reformulation works

The first scent that got me stuck in niche perfumes was Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier, Route du Vetiver. But it was more of a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde experience… I was still only sampling when the name caught my