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Pierre Cardin on Ebay

Postby Ouchmychin » Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:46 am

I recently saw a tube of Pierre Cardin aftershave balm on ebay. Bought it out of curiosity, and because it only cost me $1.75 plus about $3 shipping. I tried it yesterday and, yes, it still has that wonderful scent I recall from the 80's. That was a real find for an old man.
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Re: Pierre Cardin on Ebay

Postby brothers » Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:44 am

Pete, you have a knack for searching out the sleepers! Good find.
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Re: Pierre Cardin on Ebay

Postby fallingwickets » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:14 am

is Pierre Cardin still being made?
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Re: Pierre Cardin on Ebay

Postby fallingwickets » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:15 am

p,s, if it is still produced, is scent the same as it was 20th century? :D :D
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Re: Pierre Cardin on Ebay

Postby Ouchmychin » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:08 pm

I just tried a comparison with an old bottle of PC cologne and the balm. The scents are similar but the cologne has a distinct carnation scent that dominates right after dry down. That is lacking in the balm. Of course I am comparing after-shave balm to cologne, but the carnation dominates the cologne and the balm has a slightly sour cast. I like both and I couldn't use that much cologne unless I wanted to announce my entry to every room. By the way, the old bottle only says "Distributed by Aladdin Fragrances, Syosset, NY", while the balm says "Distributed by Five Star Fragrance Company, Inc., Bellport, NY, Made in U.S.A."
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Re: Pierre Cardin on Ebay

Postby fallingwickets » Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:08 am

Thanks Pete

My uncle (circa early 70's) used it quite a lot.....you talking about it brings back some good memories :D :D Thanks!!
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Re: Pierre Cardin on Ebay

Postby EL Alamein » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:40 pm

I will share my most powerful memories of Pierre Cardin.

First one is when I was a little kid and it first became popular. The kid across the street wore it and it seemed to smell very good (the 1970's). I wasn't into scent at all then but I do recall that fragrance in those days.

Fast forward to about four years ago. I have left work and I am running for the train station. I grab the door handle of 30th street station in Philadelphia with my raw right hand. Whomever had just grabbed that same handle prior must have absolutely marinated in Pierre Cardin (the original from the 70's not the stuff from the later years which smells different). My hand is completely coated in Pierre Cardin original, it's even wet. The silliage from the person who left his mark is poignant through the station as I make my way. He could not be far ahead. I never caught up to him though.

Straight after opening the station door I have to shift my leather briefcase into my right hand to alleviate pressure. For the next three years the handle of my leather briefcase smells like Pierre Cardin original. It was incredible. I even bought tiny samples from different decades to nail it down. It was definitely the stuff from the early 70's.

All that said, it was a very nice fragrance (the 70's version). When done in moderation it's clean and refreshing.

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Re: Pierre Cardin on Ebay

Postby fallingwickets » Tue Mar 15, 2016 4:54 am

thanks for the great story Chris

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Re: Pierre Cardin on Ebay

Postby Ouchmychin » Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:44 am

Thanks Chris. I don't know if my bottle was from the original or a slightly later era. Since I am 85 now I can say it was precious enough that I still have 20% left. Mine has a chrome cap with a tapered bottle beneath, wider at the bottom. It was too intense for everyday or Church, more of a show-off occasion type; so is Tuscany, from a later decade.
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