10 Old-School Perfumes That Need To Make A Comeback

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10 Old-School Perfumes That Need To Make A Comeback
According to Fragrantica, this scent was first introduced in the 1920s and was discontinued in the late 1960s.  Evening in Paris, or Soir de Paris, includes both fruity (bergamot, apricot and peach) and floral (rose and lily of the valley) notes, with a base consisting of amber, sandalwood, musk and vanilla.  2. Chanel No. 5 […]

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10 Old-School Perfumes That Need To Make A Comeback

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10 Old-School Perfumes That Need To Make A Comeback
According to Fragrantica, this scent was first introduced in the 1920s and was discontinued in the late 1960s.  Evening in Paris, or Soir de Paris, includes both fruity (bergamot, apricot and peach) and floral (rose and lily of the valley) notes, with a base consisting of amber, sandalwood, musk and vanilla.  2. Chanel No. 5 […]

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15 Real Vintage Ads That Were Really, Really Sexist. Jeez, How Was This Okay?

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15 Real Vintage Ads That Were Really, Really Sexist. Jeez, How Was This Okay?
Commercials can be annoying today, but they’re nothing compared to the incredibly offensive stuff ads used to get away with in the early days of consumerism. Ads from the 40s, 50s, and 60s were notoriously sexist, but it isn’t until you actually see some of them when you realize how bad it really was. Nearly […]

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By Buying A Used Record, This Person Became Part Of Someone Else’s Incredible Story

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By Buying A Used Record, This Person Became Part Of Someone Else’s Incredible Story
The beauty of browsing through vintage stores is that every single item has its own history. Unlike new clothing, furniture, and trinkets, vintage pieces live entire lives before they cross paths with us. After all, who knows how far those shoes travelled, or how many memories were made around that old dining room table? And […]

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This Is What Telephone Towers Looked Like 100 Years Ago. What In The World?

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This Is What Telephone Towers Looked Like 100 Years Ago. What In The World?
Take a good look at your cell phone and be thankful for it. For 26 years, this telephone tower served the people of Stockholm, Sweden. When the tower was decommissioned, it had about 5,000 lines connected to it. From 1913 to 1953, it stood as a landmark until it was destroyed by a fire. Luckily […]

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A Company Wanted To Make Women Glow With Beauty — So They Made Radioactive Makeup.

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A Company Wanted To Make Women Glow With Beauty — So They Made Radioactive Makeup.
Back in the good old days, it was normal to see dangerous substances used as ingredients in everyday products. Mercury, lead, and even cocaine were commonplace. Kids played with toys that were covered in lead paint. Parents used cough medicine that was filled with cocaine. And adult women used to put radioactive cold cream on […]

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Think Today’s Fashion And Beauty Trends Are Weird? They Don’t Hold A Candle To These

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Think Today’s Fashion And Beauty Trends Are Weird? They Don’t Hold A Candle To These
People can say what they want about fashion and cosmetics, but there are thousands of people out there (myself included) who feel like spending an hour or two in front of a vanity every day is time well spent. After all, slaying takes work, my friends. But everyday people and beauty gurus alike know that […]

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Wanna Step Up Your Insult Game? Here Are 21 Hilariously Weird Vintage Burns

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Wanna Step Up Your Insult Game? Here Are 21 Hilariously Weird Vintage Burns
“You’re a rattlecap, cow-handed fopdoodle!” If you have no idea what that means, you’ll want to stick around for these 21 weird vintage insults. They come from the 19th century, a time when many people made an effort to sound as eloquent as possible while still making those around them feel like walking trash. The […]

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21 Old-Timey Beauty Ingredients That Will Freak You Out

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21 Old-Timey Beauty Ingredients That Will Freak You Out
Beauty is pain. 1. Ambergris (aka sperm whale intestinal goo): to stabilize perfumes and pharmaceuticals. Flickr: biodivlibrary / Creative Commons Flickr: alsis35   No one has seen whales excrete ambergris, but most scientists assume it’s from their (ahem) back end. You’ll never look at a bottle of Chanel No. 5 the same way. 2. X-Rays: […]

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23 Vintage Photos So Bizarre And Full Of NOPE, They’ll Freak You Out

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23 Vintage Photos So Bizarre And Full Of NOPE, They’ll Freak You Out
Some may think that the advancement of technology and the growth of the Internet are what ruined the human race…but these photos prove the opposite. It’s obvious that, as a species, humans have been very strange for quite some time… 1. An expertly taken “ghost” photo by a particular enthusiast… FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images 2. Horrifying […]

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11 Horrifying Ingredients In Vintage Beauty Products (And The Ones You Use Today)

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11 Horrifying Ingredients In Vintage Beauty Products (And The Ones You Use Today)
People have been wearing makeup for centuries. I mean, Ancient Egyptians basically wrote the book on winged liner, am I right? Whether they were 18th-century gals looking to be pale as ghosts, or Ancient Greek ladies on a mission to slay the unibrow game, beauty has been a huge part of culture since the dawn […]

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Watching How People Used To Make Makeup Is Actually Pretty Interesting

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Watching How People Used To Make Makeup Is Actually Pretty Interesting
These days when we need makeup, we just slip into Target (or Sephora, if we’re lucky) to pick up what we need. For our mothers and grandmothers, however, buying a simple compact of face powder was quite the endeavor. Unlike most makeup today, face powder in 1958 was mixed by hand. As you’ll see, bright […]

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