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Wonder What it Smells Like

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:02 pm
by John

Re: Wonder What it Smells Like

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:06 pm
by Islayphile
Grits

Re: Wonder What it Smells Like

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:12 pm
by Wooda
Acetone. It's all marketing.

Re: Wonder What it Smells Like

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:22 pm
by leacha
Maybe when it's hot out you'll smell like popcorn?

Re: Wonder What it Smells Like

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:25 pm
by Ruffinogold
Well , it should smell like some burning SWR :)

Re: Wonder What it Smells Like

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:52 pm
by kb7get
I had or still have one. Might be buried in a box some place around here from 40+ years ago. Nothing to write home about on its smell. Typical Avon product.

Re: Wonder What it Smells Like

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:55 pm
by John
kb7get wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:52 pm
I had or still have one. Might be buried in a box some place around here from 40+ years ago. Nothing to write home about on its smell. Typical Avon product.
If it ages like tobacco, you're in luck!

Re: Wonder What it Smells Like

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:58 pm
by oldbill
My Grandma and my Mom both sold Avon back in the early to mid 70's and we have a nice little collection of bottles, here's a few examples (pardon the dust, they've been in a box for years). They were usually filled with "Wild Country" after shave which had a pretty nice, sweet spicy scent but I don't think that Avon has made things like these in decades! It looks like a cool collectible that's been stored amazingly well but I'd be leery of the contents, probably rancid. ;)
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Re: Wonder What it Smells Like

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:07 am
by Longshanks
My grandmother was big into Avon (as a customer) so she had probably a hundred of their classic cologne bottles. I would have taken them all but I usually flew in for visits and couldn't carry so much on the return trip. Upon her passing, I was able to acquire three or four of her pipe shape bottles. They were buried in the move, but I will take pics when they resurface.

Re: Wonder What it Smells Like

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:15 pm
by Longshanks
Couldn't find my elusive bottles in the moving boxes last night, so I found pictures on the 'bay of those Avon pipes my Grandma had. According to the 'bay these are 1970's era products, so I was just a little fella when she bought these. She had probably a hundred bottles in the garage so Grandpa either wore a lot of cologne back then, or he dumped a lot when Grandma wasn't looking. LOL Anyway, I kept them on a shelf in my garage up until we moved late last year. They sat right above the workbench I use to restore pipes. Needless to say, they brought back a lot of good memories of Grandma and Grandpa who are both gone now.
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