Category: François Demachy

digging (into) vintage: Chanel Antaeus, 1981

Perfumers Jaques Polge, François Demachy. Chanel Antaeus was my first perfume. I don’t remember who gave it to me, but I didn’t choose it myself. Looking back, my touchstones in perfume were Patou Joy, Lanvin Arpège, Dior Eau Sauvage and Paco Rabanne pour Homme. The first two my mother had, and introduced me to classical perfumery. I would sniff them out of the bottle and relish them.  I…

Christian Dior Eau Sauvage Parfum, 2012

    Perfumer François Demachy I’m a great fan of Eau Sauvage. I don’t have a recent bottle and am not sure what shape the current model is in.  Mine is from 2001-2002, I’d guess. It’s floral, it’s pretty, it’s old-school fresh. It’s bright and inherently shiny. There’s now Eau Sauvage Parfum, the Black Swan. It’s the shadowy, witching-hour sibling of the…