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Top 10 Winter Fragrances 2018

Winter is a great time to wear vintage fragrance. Something about the gorgeous-yet-unfashionable waft of an old perfume is perfect when the wind bites at your face and you’re swaddled in wool. In my opinion, wood fires, old movies and long nights all deepen with a vintage fragrance on your wrist.

Here are my top ten fragrances for winter, each at least 50 years old. If you’re new to vintage fragrance, you might be put off by how hard they can be to “read.” Let me warn you, though, once you get a taste for them, they can be addicting. I look forward to hearing about your favorite winter fragrances — vintage or not — in the comments. If you can think of modern takes on these fragrances, please comment! And do check out the winter lists at Bois de Jasmin, Grain de Musc and Perfume Posse

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Dana Ambush ~ fragrance review

Dana Ambush, vintage advert with background extended

In perfumery, lavender has mostly been set aside for men’s scents — for fougères in particular. Lavender-focused fragrance marketed to women is scarce enough that we can practically count them on one hand: Christian Dior Dune (the moody stalwart), Jean Patou Moment Suprême (the one that got away) and Vero Profumo Kiki (the new standard). You might be able to toss in a few others. To this list, I’ll add the original Dana Ambush.

Ambush, created by the legendary perfumer Jean Carles, launched in 1955…

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Dana Tabu Rose ~ new fragrance

Dana Tabu Rose

Dana has launched Tabu Rose, a new floral fragrance for women. Tabu Rose is a flanker to 1932’s Tabu

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A Celebrity’s Scent: Frida Kahlo & Dana Emir

Frida

When I visited Mexico City for the first time, the place I wanted to see more than any other was Frida Kahlo’s house in Coyoacán — the Casa Azul. Since that trip, Casa Azul (Museo Frida Kahlo) has been spruced up, and hidden wonders within its walls discovered: many of Kahlo’s fantastic clothes and other personal belongings — hairbrushes, decorated (and bloodied) orthopedic corsets she used after her many spinal surgeries, Kahlo’s prosthetic leg, sunglasses, lipstick, nail polish (Revlon’s vibrant red “Orchids to You”)…and perfume.

Over the years, I’ve noticed friends sometimes keep empty perfume bottles for years. Often, the perfume was an overseas purchase and couldn’t be easily replaced. Sometimes, the fragrance was extinct or a particular bottle rekindled memories of a certain someone or some place that gave happiness. I was intrigued when I found out Kahlo kept an empty bottle of Dana Emir…

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2014, part 7

Our second-to-last holiday gift post for 2014 includes stocking stuffers and cheap thrills. Our final post, hopefully tomorrow, will be the luxury edition.

Dana Tabu, four sizes

From Dana, the classic Tabu Eau de Cologne, in a number of sizes, all affordable: 15 ml for $5.99, 35 ml for $11.50, 90 ml Violin bottle for $19.99, or 75 ml “Nostalgia” bottle for $18.50. At Dana Beauty

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Navy Cologne by Dana, 1.7 oz Cologne Spray for Men

Navy Cologne by Dana, 1.7 oz Cologne Spray for Men Manufacturer: Dana Description: Navy Cologne by Dana 1.7 oz Cologne Spray for MenLaunched By The Design House Of Dana In 1996, Navy Is Classified As A Refreshing, Spicy, Lavender, Amber … Continue reading

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Canoe Deodorant by Dana, 3 oz Deodorant Stick for Men

Canoe Deodorant by Dana, 3 oz Deodorant Stick for Men Manufacturer: Dana Description: Canoe Deodorant by Dana 3 oz Deodorant Stick for MenLaunched By The Design House Of Dana In 1932, Canoe Is Classified As A Refined, Spicy, Lavender, Amber … Continue reading

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Navy Perfume by Dana, .3 oz Cologne Spray (unboxed) for Women

Navy Perfume by Dana, .3 oz Cologne Spray (unboxed) for Women Manufacturer: Dana Description: Navy Perfume by Dana .3 oz Cologne Spray (unboxed) for Women. Launched By The Design House Of Coty In 1990, Navy Is Classified As A Luxurious, … Continue reading

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Tabu Perfume by Dana, 2.5 oz All Over Body Spray for Women

Tabu Perfume by Dana, 2.5 oz All Over Body Spray for Women Manufacturer: Dana Description: Tabu Perfume by Dana 2.5 oz All Over Body Spray for Women. Launched By The Design House Of Dana In 1932, Tabu Is Classified As … Continue reading

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Classic Gardenia Wisteria Perfume by Dana, 1.7 oz Cologne Spray (unboxed) for Women

Classic Gardenia Wisteria Perfume by Dana, 1.7 oz Cologne Spray (unboxed) for Women Manufacturer: Dana Description: Classic Gardenia Wisteria Perfume by Dana 1.7 oz Cologne Spray (unboxed) for Women. Classic Gardenia Wisteria From The Perfume Corner Of Dana Is An … Continue reading

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