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December 31, 2010



Just discovered your blog in the last couple of months and love, love, love it! Thank you for teaching me so much about these wonderful vintage perfumes. So what will I be wearing? A vintage scent of my own: the first I've purchased! It's Le Galion's Tubereuse, a rich, dark almost edibly sexy tubereuse. The bottle I have dates, I think, from the 1930s or 40s. It makes me deliciously happy ever time I wear it, and is, I think, the perfect scent with which to welcome 2011.


SniffingAround: A rich, dark, and edibly sexy tuberose, eh? Sounds like it's going to be a fun night! Happy New Year!


Happy New Year to you!

SOTE will be, I think, Iris Poudre, festive and lovely. Not vintage, of course, but its fluffy-girly femininity is, in my opinion.


Nice one, Mals. It is vintage-y. :) Happy New Year!


I wore vintage Shocking -- it seemed appropriate for New Years Eve festivities. Thank you for a wonderful blog, and all the best for 2011.


We had our big night out last night. I wore vintage Habanita perfume layered with a bit of vintage Bal a Versailles perfume. Sounds like an odd combo but it works! Tonight, we're staying in, emptying sock drawers and trying to match widow/orphan singles that appear to have crept out of their respective drawers and migrated to the others one's drawer -- this is not a joke; it really is one of the things I'm going to be doing tonight. I'll be wearing a mixture of favorite rose scents -- Jacqueminot, L'Arte de Gucci and whatever else seems appropriate for this momentous occasion.


Happy new year!

I love your blog and I am looking forward to your vintage discoveries in 2011.

Another thing I am looking forward to in 2011 is the Miss Balmain vintage parfum on it's way to me!

Vintage Lady

Happy New Year first of all...

I wore Grand Amour by Annick Goutal. I am sure Diorella is a great choice! This is what I was speaking of yesterday, when I heard saying, this smells old, but it is the end of the year and we need true scents. So I wish I was wearing a true vintage scent! Happy Year!


Thanks for sharing your NYE perfume choices, everyone! I guess now I can ask everyone but Olfacta  — unless you were getting your drink on while sorting socks? :) — what your perfect hangover perfume choice is! Mine is eau de café and Ibuprofen. Happy New Year!


Mine ended up being unscented, this ushering in of 2011.

But I was debating between Yvresse (champagne, natch), Norell (memories, my grandmother), Magie Noire (memories, my own), and Epic (default Big Occasion scent). Could have tossed in some others for consideration: Coty Chypre and...I am going to say this here very quietly, because this was a special secret of mine until you blew the doors off its existence...Fleeting Moments. Sentimental favorite, that last one, because I find it beautiful, and the sentiment is oh so appropriate.

Hopefully, I buried that far enough in that I haven't encouraged any but true appreciators to further investigate. ;)

Happiest of New Years to you; thank you so much for taking the time with the vintage scents you have. Looking forward to seeing what 2011 brings here!


I wore Diorella yesterday and am wearing it again today! Great minds and all of that. :-) Happy New Year and I hope your hangover has vaporized by now.


An unscented New Year's Eve leaves the slate blank for next year, ScentScelf! (And yes, Fleeting Moment would have been perfect. Few people know about it!) And so glad you chose Diorella, too, Moongrrl! It's such a happy smell, but not in a dumbed-down way.


Best hangover perfume? Youth Dew beth oil, used as bath oil, and a good long soak!


That is genius, Vinery. I have some vintage Youth Dew bath oil. Maybe I should crack it open and run the tub? Maybe it will make me youthful and dewy...;)


I wore Muscs Koublai Khan to (1) celebrate my first purchase of a full bottle of Serge Lutens and (2) remind myself that 2011 is going to be all about the sexy.




I didn't wear anything exotic, but chose Farnesiana, a favorite, gourmand-y, comforting scent on me. More of a warm-and-fuzzy-type New Year's Eve!


Hi Patty. I've always wondered about that perfume! Sounds amazing. Warm and fuzzy is a great way to start things off...

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elizabeth W Magnolia Eau de Parfum The minute I smelled this fragrance in Anthropologie, I knew I had to buy it. Light & airy, it smelled of romantic summer nights in the Old South. And the price was just right: $28. Ingredients: White magnolia petals deepened with saffron and sandalwood and mingled with Riviera mimosa and gardenia.

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