|Three original sizes of 4711 Juchten Perfume - Juchten being a leathery scent originally. Unfortunately these have changed quite a lot and only resemble very faintly a perfume. More to look at then to use....|
Partially because of their beautiful bottles and flacons - be they miniatures or original sizes - partially even for their decades-old fragrances, which are much more often in a usable state then you might think.
|These are my favorites - Coty Complice - original sizes and a miniature . The perfume is as good as new and delicious !|
When nowadays' perfumes "get old", they tend to ...stink, to say the least. Reason is the use of non-natural, artificial ingredients.
|This is a perfect little original size of Perfume form Myrurgia: Maja. Still very sweet and spicy in scent and just soo nice to touch !|
Vintage Perfumes were often combined of 100% natural essences, oils and resins. The head notes may evaporate over the years, the agrumen oils may get flat or not-so-pleasant, but after the first moments of a not-so-pleasant antique smell the middle notes and the dry-down still can develop the same manner they were invented by a famous "nose" back then....
I am slowly re-arranging my collection of miniatures and small sizes, and a few factices ( shop window flacons of huuuge size with colored water inside) and hope for an ingenious flash where in a roof appartment I can find enough straight wall space to place a new mirrored vitrine. sigh.
At least I will take the opportunity to share with you the pictures I make during the weeks of unpacking ;-) when I re-discover my treasures.
And - last but not least - I acquire the one or other NEW bottle too - mostly of really old perfumes, which still are available - as my newest treasure -bottle-wise AND scent-wise: Caron's NARCISSE NOIR. If you have a change and a counter nearby - go ahead and get a whiff of this perfume. It is grand !
|This is a brand new flacon of Caron's Narcisse Noir - the utmost delicious fragrance I have smelled and used for a long time. Putting that this is the re-formulated modern recipe I really wonder how smashing the old perfume must have been...|
As you may assume - the bottle, the name, the history of this perfume inspired me to create a new design. Wait and see... soon there will be tidbits of info here.
I will be hunting, searching and trying to find and acquire more of these vintage and antique treasures. This may prove to be difficult, but it is so worth it ! Like an entrance ticket to gone-bye times -open the stopper and off the voyage goes....
So I dare to mention it: if you have anything along these lines you do not like and not wish to keep, contact me please, if you might consider to sell or swap it....
More here soon...