Good day ladies. I?｢どｨび｢d like to offer my humble opinion to this feminine thread. I once received a letter with a nice sent to it. I liked it very much. If a young lady who I adore wanted a bottle of her favorite perfume, I?｢どｨび｢d go and buy it. The cosmetic counters in Department stores are some what scary for the pure reason I don?｢どｨび｢t know what?｢どｨび｢s going on there. You know, like what?｢どｨび｢s good and for what reason it?｢どｨび｢s good.
There are some really good fragrances and some really powerfully bad ones! Just sitting in Church some times an older lady will walk by and smell like she just poured on all the samples at the Clinique counter. I swear, if there were flowers in the building, they would wilt as she walked by.
I?｢どｨび｢m quite sure you ladies here know what you?｢どｨび｢re doing in this area. You all seem to have fine taste in every thing vintage.
It?｢どｨび｢s really intriguing how some of the fragrances from the past are still around. I would like to find good cologne that has been around for the last 80 years for my self but, I?｢どｨび｢m some what uneducated in colognes as well. Do any of you have a favorite that a guy like I might wear to complete the vintage look and ad a vintage aroma?
Good day ladies,
Dial soap and sweat from a light work out...grrrrrrrrrr.
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Now, I think I heard that somewhere else before
Originally Posted by Biltmore Bob
But I am not sure I would like to wear it with my lovely evening dress and best jewels, especially pearls
Oh Brother Bob.
Do you have any you like to use Bob? Besides Dial soap?
Root, your post was too charming for words. Makes a girl feel good to know some boys still have guts and taste
If a fella can do it right, nothing is as equisite as a fine, subtle cologne. Too much is vile, but just enough to linger on a lady's skin or clothes after a long evening out is just wonderful. I remember the first time I ever danced with a boy, in 9th grade, and the secret joy I had in discovering his scent lingering in my dress as I took it off in the solitude of my bedroom. I also remember the comforting smell of Old Spice lingering in my school uniforms as a girl from hugging my wonderful and deeply-missed grandfather goodbye in the mornings.
As for specifics, I'm really at a loss...The Bombshell Manual had a few suggestions, but I can't remember them all off the top of my head. Irish Tweed was one of them. Also, and I don't know anyone who's tried this, but J.Peterman makes a really pretty bottle of men's cologne http://jpeterman.com/cgi-bin/sgdynamo.exe?UID=!+USID!&HTNAME=\html\jp-products/OM\collection-1903.html I love the wood casing!
Also, a fellow just can't go wrong with Bay Rum. I think it's got a beautiful vintage aura to it, and it's a man's man scent. Something colonial and exotic about it without being pert...Visions of blistering tropical sun, a gorgeous white linen suit, and a fine panama hat. There's the variety store stand by, St. John's http://stjohnsbayrum.com/category.php?category_id=1 These fellas have nice packaging http://www.calantilles.com/catcframe...han/combo.html
I would shop around, and whatever you do, try it on your skin for a day first! Scents react with your body's unique chemistry and take a while to show their true colors. Caveat Emptor!
I have a book called 100 parfums de l?ﾉｬｩgende written by Sylvie Girard-Lagorce
Mine is in Swedish the original is French I did not see any English translation of it. But it is a nice book with information about when the parfume was made and some text about how it smells and of course pictures of the bottles several parfumes mentioned in this thread is in the book with the dates when it was made etc. The book is written 2000.
My first grown up parfum was channel no 5 it smelled good on me when I was 16. Some month ago when I was shopping for a new parfume I tried it on my skin again and this time I did not like the smell. One parfum from the 40's I like but does not use myself it was my mothers parfum so I still connect it to her and does not want to use it is Femme from Roshas.
My wife wears Chanel No. 5...Period!
Wow, sounds like an order! I take it you like that potion then.
I can't remember what No.5 smells like but, it sure has a name one can find in most movies and songs. It's really interesting how a perfume could smell different depending on one's own chemical balance. I have tried some nice concoctions ever so often from friends and well, they always seemed to smell ok and not different then they did in the bottle.
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Diorrissimo by Dior is another of my favorites. Though I haven't worn it recently, I've loved its lily of the valley note since my teens, and the fragrance always reminds me of those happy years.
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This is going great I am getting a lot a super info from you all! I was talking to my mother about the perfumes a few minutes ago and she also mentioned Tabu. She said my grandmother kept it in a drawer and only used it on special occasions. She remembers giving Evening in Paris as gifts to teachers.
I and Dh both dislike powdery fragrances. We call them "old lady" perfumes. My DH's step-mother wears one that is a good example. I think it might be Interlude. It's been a long time since I smelled Channel No.5.