Emotion 1960Eau de Parfum

Emotion (Eau de Parfum) by Helena Rubinstein
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Emotion (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Helena Rubinstein for women and was released in 1960. The scent is floral-powdery. The production was apparently discontinued.
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Perfumer

Jean Kerléo

Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesAldehydes, Green notes
Heart Notes Heart NotesLilac, Jasmine, Lily of the valley, Rose, Iris
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Woods, Moss

Ratings

Scent

7.3 | 4 Ratings

Longevity

5.3 | 3 Ratings

Sillage

6.4 | 4 Ratings

Bottle

7.1 | 7 Ratings
Submitted by Kankuro, last update on 16.01.2021.
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Reviews

9
Scent
6
Longevity
6
Sillage
8
Bottle
Drseid

777 Reviews
Drseid
Drseid
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Kerleo's First...
Emotion opens with an effervescent aldehydic rose before gradually transitioning to its heart. As the composition enters its early heart the rose remains as star, now turning airy and slightly soapy, as supporting moderately powdery iris joins slightly sweet lily of the valley and green jasmine white florals, with moderately animalic musk and near ashy oakmoss rising from the base. During the late dry-down the rose vacates, as the remnants of the iris become more creamy than powdery, now supported by a subtle woody amber accord through the finish. Projection is average, as is longevity at around 8 hours on skin.

Emotion was a blind buy that intrigued this writer due to its perfumer being the legendary Jean Kerleo (of Patou pour Homme and Patou pour Homme Prive fame, among so many other masterpieces). Emotion appears to be either his first composition, or if not, then one of his first; though unlike his others it gets almost no discussion. So, is Emotion inferior to Keleo's greats that get all the talk? Having worn the perfume several times now it is clear that Kerleo very much was on his game, even in 1960 with Emotion. The aldehydic rose open smells heavenly, with the rose so natural, and the aldehydes kept just enough in check that they enhance the rose, ultimately adding a fine soapy aspect that one might expect to smell with high end toiletries at a five star old school hotel. The composition also uses iris to tremendous effect, where it starts off powdery, but as time passes turns creamy, with the transition so seamless it completely sneaks up on you. Finally, Kerleo proves that a woody amber base can actually smell refined and completely appealing, unlike what almost has become the ubiquitous cop out in so many perfumes today. If there was anything I would improve on it would solely be the middling performance metrics, but this is really barely worth mentioning in the grand scheme of things. The bottom line is the $40 per 60ml bottle on the aftermarket Emotion is an "outstanding" 4.5 stars out of 5 rated first effort by Jean Kerleo that merits much more visibility than it has received, earning as strong a recommendation to classic perfume enthusiasts as I can muster.
5
Scent
5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Tessa

80 Reviews
Tessa
Tessa
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Memories
In the mid 70's I got this perfume and a Diorella, both in the eau de toilette version. Not only that, due to my profession, I have a very well trained mamory but also because these were my first perfumes, I can easily talk about them. Who could not remember the first perfume they had?
Emotion was impressive and gave me the feeling of elegance. Now I know that the aldehydes were the strong reason for that first impression of elegance and distinction. And then, the scent had an abrupt descent to the ambery note in the base and the moss combination and it stayed there for the rest of the one or two hours while it lasted. It had an average sillage but in those days I was not too much concerned with this feature, I was simply enjoying the short lived beautiful scent.

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