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May 25, 2011
10:32 am
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April 12, 2011

Everyone wore "Evening in Paris" where we lived. You could buy the perfume, soap and talcum powder and I always bought some for my mum for Christmas. Another favourite was "Lily of the Valley" but these weren't expensive of course. Do you remember what you wore?

May 25, 2011
10:50 am
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May 16, 2011

I remember my Mother using Lily of the Valley but she always avoided Evening in Paris. I still love that fragrance but I don't know if they make it anymore. There is nothing like fragrances to call up memories.

May 29, 2011
12:07 pm
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April 11, 2011

I would love to find out if these are still sold anywhere. I would love to compare fragrances from the 40s to current fragrances. For those who do know, how do they differ?

June 4, 2011
12:57 am
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May 8, 2011

I recall getting a whiff of Lily of the Valley long ago…it was my grandmother's and my mother's favorite for a long time, after which they used White Shoulders, another light, lovely floral.  Ah, those fragrances do bring back memories, don't they?   I think fragrances must have been more soft and feminine (floral) then.  What about Joy de Jean Patou?  Another intensely floral scent popular in the '30's and '40's, though quite expensive.  I would have enjoyed the perfume counters of the '40's…mmmm…I can imagine all of those lovely florals and softer scents! 

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