Category: Christian Provenzano

Penhaligon’s LP No. 9 for Men, 1998

(photo The Versatile Gent) Perfumer Christian Provenzano I got two blind buys on the same day. Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri par Camille reinforces the blind buy.  If I were to mistake my lucky randomness for logic I would never have to smell another perfume before buying again, because it’s brilliant.  Penhaligon’s Love Potion no 9 makes me want to…

Agent Provocateur by Agent Provocateur, 2000

(image, The Independent) (Perfumer Christian Provenzano.) Agent Provocateur is not the cotton candy cupcake or fruit slushie I’d expect from a modern lingerie brand. It’s a patchouli/rose chypre in the 1970s-1980s style. It is gravelly like many rose chypres, but it seems to have a less gigantic rose than that of Lauder’s Knowing and Rabanne’s La Nuit for instance. AP’s rose is rich, but comparatively…