The Vintage Vault - Aromatic Beauties from a Perfumer's Collection - Lautier Neroli - And a Giveaway!
My vintage neroli treasure comes from Lautier et Fils, a Grasse-based perfumerie and distillery dating back to the 18th Century. I have found bits and pieces of the history of this well-regarded company on the Internet, most of it in French. This was the only bottle from them I ever found. When I took it from the refrigerator to photograph the other day, the glue had dried up, and the majority of the label started to fall to the floor. As I reached to catch it, due to its age, it broke into pieces. Using perhaps not the best solution, in a panic, I used tiny bits of double-stick glue to reattach it. I will be calling the Miami Arts Conservatory next week to see if they can remove the label, perhaps brighten it up a bit, and reattach it.
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The side view shows the bottle nearly half full of a treasure. Despite the original cork being loose, the contents are still lovely! Merci beaucoup!
I will decant a one ml sample of this rare, aged and beautiful aromatic to a randomly-picked lucky person! All I ask is that you subscribe to my newsletter between now and 12:01 a.m. Feb 15th. You can see the link in the right-hand column of this blog. If you are already subscribed to my newsletter, either subscribe to my personal page on Facebook, and/or share this link. I'll announce the winner on Feb 15th. Good luck to everyone! I know how excited I'd be to win a bit of this lovely bit of history ;-)
In the end, I want to excite people about vintage aromatic treasures, and invite them on the journey with me as I post more on this topic. Welcome aboard this fragrant journey!