Fracas – Robert Piguet

Fracas… the name of this perfume, it’s time of release and associations with noir cinema makes me want to grab my sketchbook…

Diorissimo – Dior

Diorissimo is unabashedly a floral. Not that being unabashed is a bad thing but the reason why I say that is is because it is only and singularly a floral, nothing else.

Arpege – Lanvin

I don’t know how Arpege became a legendary perfume, especially since it doesn’t have Shalimar’s exoticsm or L’air Du Temps’…

What started it…

Ysatis by Givenchy came out in the early 1980’s. This perfume, like all other 80’s perfumes is a bomb. A flower bomb. An ylang ylang bomb. A beautiful bomb, non-destructive (unless you were like me when you were five and couldn’t keep the lid on the allergies). This is the first perfume I ever smelled, I think so. And on nobody other then my mother.