Wind Song (1952)Cologne

Wind Song (Cologne) by Prince Matchabelli
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Wind Song (Cologne) is a popular perfume by Prince Matchabelli for women and was released in 1952. The scent is floral-spicy. It is still in production.

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Fragrance Notes

Top Notes Top NotesBergamot, Tarragon, Coriander, Mandarin, Neroli, Orange leaf, Lemon
Heart Notes Heart NotesClove, Orris root, Jasmine, , Rose, Rosewood, Ylang-ylang
Base Notes Base NotesAmber, Benzoin, Musk, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cedar

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Scent

7.8 (46 Ratings)

Longevity

7.7 (39 Ratings)

Sillage

7.4 (37 Ratings)

Bottle

6.0 (38 Ratings)
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Leimbacher

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Leimbacher
Leimbacher
Very helpful Review    3
On the loops of battle
Another inherited vintage bottle - another fine fragrance. Although none of my absolute favorites. Nevertheless "Wind Song" is a noble drop in this classic, not yet reformulated version!

"Wind Song" has the same notch as many other women's fragrances of its time - only with a clear concentration on the (spice) carnation. So if you can't get them, you can look somewhere else. There are still enough green-classical chyprealternatives. "Wind Song" has a great name and a fitting choice. It seems airy, high quality, melodic and melancholic. From another time and very intense, profound, easy to carry yet. The bitter cloves form an excellent alliance with green spices, powdery flowers and soapy musk undertones. Again there are traces of "L'Air du Temps", but where are they not? At least with women's fragrances from the past. "Wind Song" is a soapy-fine evergreen with a tendency to "over-feel". Otherwise it's very clean, well balanced and classically impressive. One hears that it, if it can still be got at all, has meanwhile been reformulated broken - which makes this decades-old original in my collection even more precious.

Flacon: thick, unwieldy, okay - at least mine.
Sillage: makes hardly any prisoners and accelerates quickly. But there are bigger crushers from back then
Durability: you don't have to worry about such small classics. "Wind Song" is no exception. 9-12 hours.

Conclusion: a bright, classic chypre. Carnative and nice. Soapy and sunny. High quality and sturdy
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Oriane

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Oriane
Oriane
Helpful Review    2
Nice Dupe for L'Air du Temps
This review is for the early 1970s vintage formulation.

Top Notes: Coriander, Orange Leaf, Mandarin Orange, Tarragon, Neroli, Bergamot, Lemon.

Heart Notes: Cloves, Carnation, Orris Root, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Rose, Brazilian Rosewood.

Base Notes: Sandalwood, Amber, Musk, Benzoin, Vetiver, Cedar.

I have not worn Wind Song in decades, and I have no idea what the current formulation smells like, but I remember Wind Song as a nice dupe of Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps, which is not to say there was anything wrong with Wind Song, but I think L'Air du Temps EdP is much nicer with better projection and sillage. If you like one, you will probably like the other. Both are soft, very feminine florals. I still wear L'Air du Temps EdP because it is elegant and delicious with the freshest carnation note I have ever smelt.

I recall Wind Song's telly commercials with as much fondness as I do those of L'Air du Temps. Wind Song's vintage bottle was lovely, but it would be hard to top L'air du Temp's double dove bottle.

Fragrance: 6/10
Projection: 4/10
Sillage: 4/10
Longevity: 4/10
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Briarthorn

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Briarthorn
Briarthorn
Very helpful Review    4
I was really surprised.
This scent opens very soapy with a serious citrus zing from the Bergamont, mandarin, and lemon. There is a hint of greenness too, from the orange leaf maybe. It's a bit sharp and almost too soapy but you can sense the spices and creamy bouquet hiding under the citrus punch.

After about thirty minutes the extreme soapiness fades away with the citrus opening and we are left with a very lovely heart. There are two very distinct things going on here. A spicy side and a creamy floral side. The spices are beautiful blend of the coriander, cloves and carnation. The carnation lending a nice peppery bite to it. The other side of this is the creamy bouquet. Jasmine, and Ylang-ylang with a bit of sweetness from the tarragon and amber. It truly is lovely. There is a smooth creaminess that prevents the florals from being sharp and clashing with the peppery spices. I believe this creaminess is from the benzoin, sandalwood, and amber. I didn't get any rose.

The dry down is less floral and more of the spice side of the heart. Cloves, coriander and peppery carnation. It's also a little powdery from the orris root and there's a pop of musk and creamy amber and sandalwood.

This is a truly classic and beautiful scent. It has the complexity and ability to evolve on the skin that you would expect from a high end niche perfume house. I cannot believe I paid so little for it. It's cheap but smells luxurious. The sillage is nice and personal. Not too loud but someone standing next to you will smell it. Over all it lasted about 10 hours on me but was a skin scent after about 6.

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18
2014
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Sorceress

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Sorceress
Sorceress
Helpful Review    5
Vintage Soapiness Gives Way To Magical Spices
Wind Song begins with a blast of citrus notes that rather quickly fades into soapiness for a few hours. If you stick around say five hours or so, the delightful cloves and spices kick in. And then the magic begins. Prince Matchabelli's fragrances stick it out for the long haul and always have, surprising you each and every turn of the way.
It's like taking a road trip on a winding, curving highway along a mountain. You're driving to the top and it's exciting because you know when you get there the view is fabulous. In the meantime, the road twists and turns and it careens in different directions. You have no idea where this fragrance is going, but you know at the end there is a treasure. The end is worth the while.
This is a perfume that lingers from when it was made-the early 1950's. Perhaps it has chosen to stay there when we see images of perfumes and the women that might represent them. I think of Ethel of "I Love Lucy" who might have chosen this perfume because Fred would have bought it for her. And she would have worn it simply because she owned it and it smelled good to her for that era.
But for those of us who sit and compare perfume after perfume, dissect them, yes, this is quite vintage and different.
Although its notes are many, they mix to create a familiar scent immediately that seems to put off many. You can call it powder, or a fancy soap wrapped in a soap dish, and it seems to have that effect on many. It's called soapiness, and it's found in many vintage fragrances. And for women of that era, women that could not afford expensive perfumes, women who lived the American Dream who shopped Main Street department stores and drugstores, Wind Song was theirs. They knew it had potential. They knew the desirability of Prince Matchabelli perfumes. And if you wait for the dry down, you'll see it too. You'll find the cloves and spices mesmerizing their way in hours later.
Prince Matchabelli perfumes are magical in their own way. They never cease to amaze me. You just have to give them time to develop and mature on your skin to appreciate their capacity.
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Lola82

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Lola82
Lola82
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A Painting for the Wind
with lush green and innocent rose
make this a melancholic splendor.
gentile winds blow on a august evening
when the sky is at dusk and you picture
silhouette of a sparrow chirping it's
haunting melody before they rest for the night. and a feeling that you cant
explain so you'll walk far distances
with a heavy heart. come to a grassy
hill climbing at the top lying on the
sweet grass raising your head up to look at the twilight sky when the sunset is fading eyes started to fill up with tears thinking about life
thinking about where people go when they pass or where is heaven or what is the meaning of life. and then a gentile sound of a Erhu a chinese violin playing a haunting tune and you fall asleep into the summer night.

it reminds me when i wear this.

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Briarthorn 4 years ago
In the new formulation carnation is king, but it has such an incredibly beautiful court of creamy floral and spice that I'm blown away by it.+3
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