Halston Couture 1988 Cologne

Halston Couture (Cologne) by Halston
Bottle Design Elsa Peretti
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Halston Couture (Cologne) is a limited perfume by Halston for women and was released in 1988. The scent is chypre-floral. The longevity is above-average. The production was apparently discontinued. Limited Edition
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Rose ottoRose otto Lily of the valleyLily of the valley VioletViolet JasmineJasmine Citrus notesCitrus notes Herbaceous notesHerbaceous notes French cypressFrench cypress OakmossOakmoss

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Scent

6.78 Ratings

Longevity

8.25 Ratings

Sillage

7.36 Ratings

Bottle

7.413 Ratings
Submitted by Omara, last update on 09.04.2018.
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Very helpful Review    4  
Old School Chypre
Monster projection & crazy longevity are the hallmarks of this 1980s classic.

Halston Couture EDP demands the right woman to wear it ... and I don't think I'm her. Halston Couture EDP wears me, rather than the other way around. So much so that I over-sprayed it in my office, and the scent lingered for over a week. If you can't find frags that last, you might try this one. It'll last. You can trust me, the janitor, and every one who works on my floor at the office!

Halston Couture just doesn't love me back. It's quite indolic, poopy in fact, and also dewy. There are no top notes or florals. No rose. :( HC is all about the base, which is predominantly moss on me with some patch & amber. I'm pretty sure the top notes have burned off this. I have tried to love HC with a light hand, with dabbing cotton, and with layering Tea Rose. All #FAIL.

UPDATE - I have a teeny, tiny bit of vintage EL Knowing in parfum form, concentrated with the top notes gone. That is what Halston Couture smells like to me. HC is definitely old school chypre.

NOTE TO SELF - Stop trying to love old-school chypres. They are not into you.
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Helpful Review    3  
If the idea of an oriental chypre appeals to you, give it a go.
This is an interesting 80s-style scent. It is similar to Halston by Halston, but it has another perfume grafted onto it. It is a mildly green chypre with a rose/amber/patchouli oriental squeezed into the same bottle. Surprisingly it’s not a train wreck. It’s full of that more-more 80s style, but the rich amber connects the two genres and maintains just enough tension to keep things from getting out of focus. If you want a better constructed chypre/oriental hybrid, try Lancome’s reissued Sikkim.
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