This is the original version of Monsieur, and - sweet though it is - it does smell old. In fact, it's so old, it reminds me of Eau de Coty (1909). Let me explain. Monsieur smelled of citrus - front and centre. But, with aromatics and powder, it had more...
I think it’s better.
Nothing wrong with that, but a bit too sour and lipsticky for my taste.
A weird take on the Eau de Cologne perhaps?
Playing around with Play-Doh.
A bit like Blenheim Bouquet
but with spices and amber it's warmer, and better.
powder and citrus.
Half an hour later:
Bois de jasmin recently blogged about new flavour and fragrance trends that she found somewhere. She said that green tea, peach and citrus are likely to be the most popular notes in the seasons to come. But where did this information come from? Was it mere guesswork to say that popular - and safe - notes are going to be popular for some time...
Many perfumista’s will be aware of the debate surrounding Oriental, the name of the genre that contains Shalimar and Opium. According to Bois de Jasmin, Michael Edwards will no longer use it in Fragrances of the World. He said that from now on the name will be Amber, and he proposes three categories: Soft Amber, Floral Amber and Woody...