Perfume gods smiling down on me

A while ago I wrote about whether my collection should contain classics, if only for reference purposes. And lamented the fact that I don’t own a vintage variant of Chanel 5.

Well, that is no longer true. ๐Ÿ˜€

Like the title says, it seems the perfume gods were really smiling down on me and put half a bottle of vintage Chanel 5 in front of me. I cannot describe my happiness upon coming across it (the story is a bit macabre so I’m not going to share it).

And it smells nothing like the modern variant! Oh, it smells amazing.

The luck didn’t stop there though.

The small collection of perfumes I came across also contained bottles of Balenciaga Michelle, Max Factor Blasรฉ and unopened bottle of Givenchy III that looks like it came from the 80s.

I have to say that the woman whose collection this was obviously had great taste in perfume.

Except for the happiness this brought me, I also came to a conclusion. The Balenciaga perfume house seems to be neglected in the perfume world (or at least by me) because everything I have tried so far was amazing. OK, it was only 3 perfumes that I recall, but randomly trying 3 perfumes from one house and being amazed how great they are is a good sign in my book.

So, I’ll be trying their perfumes some more. If you have any favorites from them, please share.

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6 thoughts on “Perfume gods smiling down on me

  1. bonkersvanessa July 29, 2021 at 13:18 Reply

    Cristobal, Cristobal, Cristobal! How I wish I could get my hands on some of that again… meanwhile I am very happy for your vintage haul. ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • Ines July 30, 2021 at 12:52 Reply

      Thank you! I knew that perfumistas will come up with good suggestions. ๐Ÿ˜€
      I will definitely try and get my hands on some more Balenciaga stuff.


  2. Tara July 29, 2021 at 18:08 Reply

    Wow vintsge no.5 cologne. Also very excited for you having an unopened bottle of Givenchy III from the 80s. Hope you write about it.


    • Ines July 30, 2021 at 12:53 Reply

      Tara, I’m a bit lost as to what to do with that Givenchy bottle. ๐Ÿ˜€ It’s in cellophane still and I feel bad about opening it. ๐Ÿ˜€ Maybe in a few months…


      • Undina July 31, 2021 at 19:44 Reply

        Ines, it looks like this womanโ€™s mistakes havenโ€™t taught you anything! Just keep in mind that whoever will come across your collection some day, most likely, will throw those away ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Congratulations on your Chanel find!


        • Ines August 2, 2021 at 14:53 Reply

          Hahahaha!! You are so right! ๐Ÿ˜ Did not see it like that but I’m glad you set me straight.
          But honestly, if whoever comes across my collection and throws it away, I will haunt them. ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

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