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Sep 21, 2021 10:41PM
Sep 21, 2021 10:44PM
I had to look up what a Lanz was. I had never heard of it before.
But as far as old colognes go (which I know we posted about on this thread probably 50 pages ago,) it is a tricky proposition whether to buy one of those fragrances nowadays. I took a chance on Oh! de London about 10 years ago. That cologne was discontinued, but supposedly some company bought the proprietary formula from Yardley and was claiming it was the real deal. I bought a tiny 1/2 ounce bottle. Well...what a disappointment! It smelled nothing like it. Did my nose change for the worse? Maybe. Or, they just could not make it smell good like it used to back in its mod heyday. Scent memory is very primal. I think I would just weep if I ever smelled this authentic scent again because of the memories I have of it.
I smelled some Emeraude recently a few years ago and that smelled just as I had remembered. My aunt always gave me Chantilly at Xmas. Was not a fan, but now I am kind of nostalgic for it. My mom Wore White Shoulders and Chanel No. 9. A neighbor's dad gave me some Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps cologne that "fell off a truck." Some colognes I wore in my youth were Jungle Gardenia, Muguet de Bois, Coty's Sweet Earth scents, and those essential oils that you could buy at "head shops." Remember that Avon cologne, Hawaiian White Ginger? Not a big fan, but I must have felt sorry for those Avon pushers at least once because I did have a bottle of it. (Side note: Who didn't love those tiny Avon sample lipsticks as a kid?) Charlie cologne had that popular ad campaign, but p.u., my nose never cared for it at all. In the 80's, I was all about Obsession and Opium, and I can still detect someone wearing those scents a city block away.
Check out the ad below. Recognize Olivia Hussey? What young girl wouldn't want to wear the scent that the 60's "Juliet" was advertising? I wish you could read the fine print ad copy. Your young girl self would be totally sold on it!
I still have a very good nose. It's a blessing and a curse.
As a public service announcement , I have to write this to all you women of my age: A certain percentage of you have lost your sense of smell and have no idea how much scent your cologne is giving off, so go real easy on it. Thank you.
6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-