Heya APJ! How are you doing?
It has been too darned hot to wear and smell perfume. Temperatures have soared to the near 40 degree mark and that is when my skin just says – water please, otherwise we will melt away. We live next to a pool and I am so shocked of how cold the water still is. Besides you can’t actually swim any laps as people are just standing in the water to cool off. It really isn’t my cup of tea, but I need to go for my son. So, please forgive me but I have nothing about perfumes I am currently wearing. I smell like suntan lotion and perspiration. Yuck.
Vintage Perfumes: Should I Dive In?
Lately, I have been reading about people’s vintage treasures and wondering what all the hype is about. I just wish I could get my hands on certain perfumes for reference. Several years ago I received some vintage Mitsouko as a gift. I wore it until there was nothing left and missed it tremendously. It was as if I was wearing golden paint during the day. I could not get enough of it. Then, another friend sent me some more vintage Mitsouko. Ahhhh – I dabbed it on today and have been mesmerized since its application.
I have not had the time to go downtown to test out the various incarnations of Mitsouko that can be found. Hopefully one of these days I can manage an escape and see if I get the same swoon worthy, eyes rolling to the back of my head reaction that I get with vintage Mitsouko.
So, here I am toying with the idea to buy a vintage gem. This would be a big step for me as generally I stay away from vintage perfumes. It terrifies me. Not the perfume, but the act of buying the perfume. Somebody back in Vienna organized a couple of vintage treasures for me to love. She knew the dealer and I trusted her. Those perfumes were loved and used and now I have no idea how to go about it. I am wondering whether or not I should just dive in – head first… Of course I do not want to go crazy. I simply wish to experience what others swear by.
I would truly love to smell vintage Shalimar, Chanel No. 5, Chanel No. 19. Or wait… Oh my goodness – what I would do for another bottle of Shiseido Feminite du Bois Extrait! That was to die for. Or how about smelling a vintage Chanel Cuir de Russie, Caron Tabac Blond or Robert Piguet Bandit? If memory serves me right, there should be a vintage Sung EdP by Alfred Sung, or Lauren by Ralph Lauren. Gosh, I wore Fidji for years and also Caleche. Are they worth looking into?
Let’s talk about it. Do you have any vintage loves? Which perfumes do you swear to buy only in vintage formulation? Do you think it is worth it? Or do you firmly stick to no vintage camp and wonder what all the fuss is about?
Have a wonderful start of July! Attached are some pictures of our first week of summer vacation.
Oodles of fragrant kisses,