It's hard to believe Lanvin discontinued Arpege, one of the oldest and best loved perfumes on the market. It's as if France had discontinued Paris. I have three bottle of Eau Arpege: one from the early 1960s and two that probably date from the 1980s; each has its discrete charms. Here you have the classic formula of a modern French perfume: aldehydes, jasmine, mai rose, ylang, ambergris, civet musk...Chanel No. 5 is crisper and more elegant and modern, but Arpege is warmer and more romantic. Guess it fell out of favor now that young girls all smell like Hawaiian Punch.