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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2007, 11:42:15 AM »
Holly,

"La Rose" and "Rose The" are different things. "Rose The" translates to "Tea Rose", which is a different scent than Rose. 

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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #46 on: June 12, 2007, 05:46:49 PM »
Yes. "Tea Rose" is just another scent. Nothing to do with plain "Rose". You'll find several "Rose" scents at "Coty", for example "White Rose".

As for "Jazmin de Corse", I think the scent you found IS Tatiana's favorite perfume! Congratulations, Clockwork!

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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #47 on: June 12, 2007, 06:16:17 PM »
This looks promising. Could this be what Olga used? It was around in 1904. It looks like if you want to get ahold of items the Romanovs used, it's going to cost you a pretty penny.  :-\



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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2007, 03:24:50 PM »
This topic is really interesting

I can't believe OTMA's perfumes are still out there

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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #49 on: June 17, 2007, 07:04:10 AM »
Dont get to excited I_LOVE.  It looks totally expensive.  :-[
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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #50 on: June 19, 2007, 02:46:29 PM »
I never knew that the IF had actually tried Coca Cola.  :o Kodak, sure, but Coke.  Wow.

In relation to the perfume bit, I was at this candle shop searching for a birthday present for a friend, and I came across three candles that ironically enough had lilac, tea rose, and violet scents.  The aroma emitted from those candle threw an image of OMA in my mind.  It was sad that they didn't have any Jasmine.  :(

But back to the main subject.  Why would anyone want to buy the personal belongings of someone who is deceased?  I'm not pointing blame, but it seems odd.  Imagine if someone wanted to buy your diaries, clothes, jewelry...and at a hefty price nontheless.

I'm with Cock, these items should be in museums or cathedrals.

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« Reply #51 on: June 20, 2007, 02:45:12 AM »
They drank Coca Cola. Used Kodak film in their cameras, read National Geographic magazine, and had Steiff teddy bears.

How do you know that they drank Coke? Oh, and thanks for the tidbits.  Very cool!  :)

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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2007, 04:56:38 AM »
Ace...Curators of Museums (having been one among other things) are the FIRST to love to wear Vintage Clothes, perfumes etc...its wearing a part of History that's why you want to wear them!  ;D People that buy old guns or rare Books are collecting deceased people's things also...touching them handling them...etc. and it protects them from being thrown away. Look at what happened to Queen Victoria..her correspondence...see that thread for further information. :D

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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #53 on: June 20, 2007, 01:28:08 PM »
But back to the main subject.  Why would anyone want to buy the personal belongings of someone who is deceased?  I'm not pointing blame, but it seems odd.  Imagine if someone wanted to buy your diaries, clothes, jewelry...and at a hefty price nontheless.

I'm with Cock, these items should be in museums or cathedrals.

you know, I think that it is rather odd and just not correct to keep personal things of other people but I wish I had smth that had belonged to someone from IF or especcially to Felix. aww....
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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2007, 04:26:05 PM »
But back to the main subject.  Why would anyone want to buy the personal belongings of someone who is deceased?  I'm not pointing blame, but it seems odd.  Imagine if someone wanted to buy your diaries, clothes, jewelry...and at a hefty price nontheless.

I'm with Cock, these items should be in museums or cathedrals.

you know, I think that it is rather odd and just not correct to keep personal things of other people but I wish I had smth that had belonged to someone from IF or especcially to Felix. aww....

 I would be flattered if someone thought so very highly of me, that they would want to own something that belonged to me. If you own an antique piece of furniture or other item, it is the same thing. I do think it is ridiculous, though, that someone bought the Monica Lewinski dress or something similiar to that, but this is different. To own something that belonged to the IF would make me feel connected to them. I guess it depends on your level of love and interest in the family. Some people say that items that belonged to the family should be in museums, but that is easy to say, when you do not personally own an item. I think that if someone gave one of these people some beautiful box that belonged to one of the Grand Duchesses as a gift, I don't believe that they would hand it over to a museum. When I saw all the personal items of the family at the N&A Exhibition, I saw so many things that I thought, "Oh, I wish I could have that." I think the IF would rather have individual people who trully loved the family to own their things instead of the Communists who got rid of their 300+ year old dynasty.
But this post is not about having things that belonged to dead people, but buying items that are the same that they had. (I.E. the perfumes that were listed on the post, of which I found very exciting.) For instance, I love hats. I have seen several hats that the girls wore that I would love to have. Are any of the hatmakers company's still in existence? Maybe even some dress patterns. I personally love the way they dressed when they were older.

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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2007, 09:53:32 PM »
I was wondering if anyone knows of any items the Grand Duchesses used that can still be purchased today, such as perfumes or toiletries or really anything. I read in Maria's diary that she loved a book, I think it was called "The Rosary", but it was not about praying, but a love story. (I may have the name wrong). I purchased it years ago online and it was a first edition. It was so neat to know I had a book printed at the same time that hers was printed. (Maybe the actual one she read. I know, wishful thinking.) I gave it as a gift to someone with equal love of the family and she was thrilled.
It would be great if there was an online store that you could purchase things that they loved and used. Any ideas?

Actually, if anyone's interested, you can read The Rosary online by clicking here

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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #56 on: June 23, 2007, 08:11:54 AM »

Actually, if anyone's interested, you can read The Rosary online by clicking here

WOW. Thanks so much for the link!  8)
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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #57 on: June 23, 2007, 09:41:43 AM »
They drank Coca Cola. Used Kodak film in their cameras, read National Geographic magazine, and had Steiff teddy bears.

How do you know that they drank Coke? Oh, and thanks for the tidbits.  Very cool!  :)

Palace receipts and records. Another thing that is easier to do, is to look for books they refer to having read in their letters or diaries.  Many of these old books are fairly easy to find and are not very expensive. Now, they may not be the very single book that they read and had on their shelf, which would be worth a lot of money, but you can own and read the exact same book they did for just a few dollars.  We have four of five such volumes here.

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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #58 on: June 23, 2007, 10:01:48 PM »
Olga (and I'm sure TMA) read Lewis Carrol's Alice 's Adventures In Wonderland. If you've read that, you've already read a book that they did!  ;)
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Re: Everyday life of NAOTMAA - your quick questions
« Reply #59 on: June 24, 2007, 07:10:50 AM »
Olga (and I'm sure TMA) read Lewis Carrol's Alice 's Adventures In Wonderland. If you've read that, you've already read a book that they did!  ;)

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I didn't know that! Where'd you find that info?
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