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#121 Absomphe

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:59 AM

Very nice, Clement. :thumbup:

It almost looks like a perfume decanter.

Perfect for L'Italienne, I'd say. :)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:48 AM

That is quite nice, and unique Clément, and it has green stuff inside. I always like to see a topette doing what it should be. (I suspect by now the green stuff may be gone).

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:14 AM

I tend to think topettes are quite good for a quick oxygenation process, since the emeri cork is not as sealed as the usual one. Plus it's lovely :)

That one was the first Coquette at the time it was released, therefore, the stuff is long gone :)
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:02 AM

...Of all the ones I have, my prefered one is this one, for its very unusual shape
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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:43 AM

That's a remarkable topette. I do love the topettes with the numbers etched onto the glass.

Clement, do you know if the bouchon on this one original to the topette? It appears to be faceted (and possibly crystal?) differently than the topette itself, although perhaps it just seems that way due to the small picture.

#126 Clement Arnoux (Aggelos)

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

You are right. I would definitely not bet on the bouchon being the original.

Still, the style (emeri bouchon), and size match... Can't be sure either way.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:17 AM

Clement, I like the idea of using a small topette for quick oxygenation. How long would you recommend keeping a few doses in a topette like that before drinking?
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:47 AM

A few days, at most a week. After that the content of your bottle should be properly oxygenated and the content of your topette could lose its flavor.

It's quite useful to have a quick idea of a freshly open bottle.

Edited by Clement Arnoux (Aggelos), 17 April 2012 - 03:26 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:38 AM

I had not thought of that.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:46 AM

Thanks. I'm going to London in a few days and will scour the flea markets for a "cheap" antique.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:05 AM

I seriously doubt you will find anything absinthe related in London... Don't get your hopes high

Edited by Clement Arnoux (Aggelos), 17 April 2012 - 05:05 AM.

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#132 Absomphe

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:32 AM

I seriously doubt you will find anything absinthe related in London


Well, there's always Oxy, but by my standards, he doesn't quite qualify as an antique.

He does have quite a few of them, however, but I wouldn't be trolling for any flea market bargains. :laugh:

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:47 AM

Well, there's always Oxy, but by my standards, he doesn't quite qualify as an antique.

I thought he moved to France.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:17 AM

Blimey, I think you're right, Brian.

It's tough to keep up with these bon vivant, globe-trotting, jet-setters.

Looks like you may be out of luck, Crow. :laugh:

Edited by Absomphe, 17 April 2012 - 06:19 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 06:45 AM

Okay, too bad. I just assumed...

When my daughter went to France she bought me two very beautiful antique absinthes spoons. For some reason I thought London might have some absinthe antiques too. Well, I'll hit the internet then.
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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:49 AM

Absinthe just wasn't popular in England, that is why they didn't even bother banning it, since almost nobody drank it.

Edited by Miguel, 17 April 2012 - 07:49 AM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

almost nobody drank it.


Considering your spelling prowess, I doubt Oscar Wilde or Ernest Dowson would have considered you barely anybody either. :harhar: :laugh:

Edited by Absomphe, 17 April 2012 - 11:20 AM.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:21 AM

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:24 AM

Oh, yeah, that hack, too. :laugh:

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:37 AM

3 people do not England make. And none of them would be considered ordinary Englishmen. So few people drank absinthe, that there was never any serious thought of banning it, as it was considered a continental problem.

Edited by Miguel, 17 April 2012 - 01:04 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:53 PM

There's considerable doubt as to whether Oscar Wilde drank absinthe. A lot of words about it were put into his mouth by other people. See Hartsmar's page on that subject.

Crowley wrote his famous piece on absinthe while living in America.

And he could write circles around Dowson.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:03 PM

Didn't Crowley write that at the Absinthe House, while waiting on someone?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:16 PM

Supposedly. I seem to remember some details about it from his autohagiography, but I'm not sure he named a particular establishment. In the Green Goddess itself, he mentions the Absinthe House, but he doesn't make it clear whether he wrote it there.

Oxy owns a Crowley original manuscript:

http://www.oxygenee....ca/crowley.html

Edited by Artemis, 17 April 2012 - 01:22 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

that hack :laugh:

You can say that again.

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and the sad silent song, made the hour twice as long,

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:03 PM

damn. what an intellectual crowd.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

You can say that again.


He probably will.

He'll be talking shit then too.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

I guess I'll have to resort to using that certain emoticon a bit more often.

Here, let me see if it's still functioning...

:sarc:

Well, say what you will about Crowley, he's certainly no Lovecraft.

Edited by Absomphe, 17 April 2012 - 02:36 PM.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:03 PM

After pondering whether you were being sarcastic or not, I decided to go with "talking shit" as covering that base as well.

I agree about Lovecraft; he was much hackier. He always seems to me like he's being paid by the word, trying to turn fitty cents into a dollar. A lot of diamonds in the dungpile, though, with both of them.

#149 Absomphe

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

Indeed, no argument there.

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#150 Père Ubu

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:46 PM

damn. what an intellectual crowd.

:euro:


That rules me out. :twitchsmile:


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