Rumeur 1934 Extrait

Version from 1934
Rumeur (1934) (Extrait) by Lanvin
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Rumeur (1934) (Extrait) is a popular perfume by Lanvin for women and was released in 1934. The scent is chypre-animal. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Perfumer

André Fraysse

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Scent

9.210 Ratings

Longevity

7.56 Ratings

Sillage

7.17 Ratings

Bottle

7.411 Ratings
Submitted by Apicius, last update on 25.09.2021.
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10
Scent
8
Longevity
7
Sillage
6
Bottle
Anime
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Ombra Mai Fu
A deep dark ' Chypre ' ; aldehyde dimmed with timbre and bright coloratura peaks, fruity backed with nuances of peach and mirabelle.
Finally, clearly determined by the multiple shades of a " natural " tuberose in its floral distinction; which melismatically holds the fragrance course and provides therein with for virtuoso leaps and broken chords.
In its character and the base structure characterized by a heavy, ( sandal - ) woody - earthy, slightly sweet - violet fragrance with iris-like undertones and an animalic - herbal basic orientation, which is accompanied by a leather note restrained and is carried in the base of patchouli. Hatched by green notes and by vetiver, these counterpoints set an invigorating arc of tension over a smoky - resinous horizontal.
Flatteringly exciting civet, Biebergeil and amber ( Ambergris ) support a sensual - warm physicality of piquant intimacy; which exudes a certain stimulating, erogenous naturalness, as it can be revealed by and after heightened expectation in a fulfilling encounter, as it were, also as a loosened fragrance of desire, closeness and love - at least that of a knowledge of coital and post-coital olfactory exposure.

I find both the use of Kostus as an Indian variant ( Saussurea Costus ) as well as Lappa Clarke comprehensible as well as the analogy to ginger as a plant species from the genus ginger (Zingiber) within the family of ginger plants (Zingiberaceae) given; especially the aromatic pungency and the essential oil from its rhizome is to smell here for me and would thus also sensible, evident used. Ginger oil has a spicy - balsamic and floral smell with citrus notes, whose substances are also contained in orange oil.
And as long as one does not lapse over various roots and tubers, the diversification of the ginger-like other plants is unmentioned, not to mention historically handed down possibilities of confusion with the woman mint eg - is allowed what pleases.
Possibly, the perception of ginger is also due to the aging process of the ingredients ( aldehydes / bergamot , citrus aromas , flowers / costus ).
The different representations in relation to the use and naming of ingredients and ingredients I consider primarily as a form of possibility, an offer; sometimes as a timeless phenomenon with its own scope for interpretation, in which nothing must be excluded, which may and can be thought and felt complementary. As long as it is authentically oriented to the content, which can develop a fragrant variety on the skin, bearing witness to more than words and derivatives.

There is a primordial and powerful fragrance aura emanating from Rumeur, whose mystery and magic do not necessarily need to be unraveled; since the masterly - crafted composition in its striking elegance saves it from any false rumor; except that of discovering its impressive beauty while it is still possible.
Rumeur's quality proves in an approximately intact preservation as an absolutely contemporary fragrance, which would be to be located in the proximity of current ' Independent - niche ' ; for me it is thereby by no means and everything else as " dated ".
Nevertheless, I find a remarkable musical expression both in the aria " Ombra mai fu " from Handel's opera " Xerxes " ( Serse ); in relation to the fragrance here preferably the recording with Cécilia Bartoli in a video clip by Olivier Simonnet and the ensemble Il Giardino Armonico under the direction of Giovanni Antonini and the wonderful recording Franco Fagioli at Deutsche Grammophon, for which there is also a corresponding video. In addition, the virtuoso duet of Fagioli and Jaroussky as Arbace and Artaserse from the opera of the same name by Leonardo Vinci, further grandiose cast with Valer Sabadus, M.E. Cencic and others: simply a pleasure on really the highest, musical level!
I think it is also a great pleasure to compare the aria from Xerxes with the interpretations of Lucia Popp, Anne - Sophie von Otter, Philippe Jaroussky and Andreas Scholl.
Ataserse in an all-male cast is an experience in and of itself!
Primal there stands a memory, powerfully woven through and towering high in time.
In grace and majesty. Embraced by the sounds and thoughts that once resounded in the garden.
Evernia Prunasti as sovereign crowns bronchi, pantropic spirals of brizzling light scorch chalky grounded fruits; set and cast in resin ( the tears of a world, smudged ).
Before slopes of amber-gray formations, an unknown path pierced by vanilla streaks, tans the silhouette of a submerged place sepia and into burnt sienna to umber, with a brown mulled by weathering.
Transpiring wood, weeping reeds on a river without a bank; meeting point in the infinite.
Root-branched branches where longing is spent, above which a hoopoe flies up.

In the hair the names of the forgotten and beloved, A proud mourning ornament that brightens the days Where the moon makes them wander as shadows in the night.
The rustling of the leaves moves otherwise mute sounds to a throaty murmur, Into the still waters sinks a will to succumb.
There flashed the stars a happening that no one remembers; happiness seeps into pits, mud and earth become sand and dust, delivered to cracked hands; trickling down.
Kneeling still, a prayer inherent in every request: spare me not.
Hear.

Love me, as what I am.
Become and pass away.
Not to oblivion,
but under every step a ground that does not secure the tracks. Leaning against the tree, ribbons hang from the skeleton.

At the scene of events, scent pervades the incomprehensible.
And emphatically accentuates my body.
Who waits for you.
Largo larghissimo.

" Ombra mai fu
di vegetabile,
cara ed amabile,
soave più. "
2 Replies
10
Scent
7.5
Longevity
5
Sillage
7.5
Bottle
Larimar

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The original Rumeur - the chypre of chypres?
(2011 review)

I haven't quite managed to understand Rumeur in its different vintage forms I have. There is one very butch, leathery and mossy version (which I like most) and others that are very chypré and, yes, smelling very modern and, yes, with a pronounced ginger note on the sweeter side. If the latter is your thing and you are desperate to find a substitute, try Roja Dove's Unspoken EdP and Extrait to cover some aspects!

*

(2012 review)

I have several small bottles of the vintage extrait and this time I reached for one that looks 'newest' and most likelybest preserved (lighter jus) to me. Now I think I can fully grasp it. Costus, loads of (it's also in the old Vol de Nuit extrait) and a slightly aromatic bitterness (enforced by age?), smoky leathery impressions and finally one of the most beautiful and sombre chypré bases with only a bit of animalic undertones. Think of wearing this on a cold, rainy night, driving an old 1940s Volvo, smoke in the air... Truly the 'noirest' and most sombre chypré I am aware of! Moderate to low sillage and moderate to medium longevity! The great Lanvin classics are unrivalled as far as I am concerned.

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