Category: Gérard Goupy

digging (into) vintage: Jacomo Silences, 1978

  (image source unknown) Perfumers Gérard Goupy and Jean-Claude Niel. All rivers flow to the sea.  All roads lead to Rome. OK, cheap euphemisms are easier to swallow than a Theorem of Sure Convergence. Jacomo give us a new perfume theorem: all green notes converge in Silences. Galbanum, narcissus, hyacinth, lily of the valley, oak moss, vetiver…  At various points…

Lancome Magie Noire, 1978

(image source cgf.gr) Perfumer Gérard Goupy From reading about the evolution of Magie Noire from 1978 until 2011, I think that it has always been a grab-bag of a perfume. Early versions sound like they emphasized different facets than this most recent one. It sounds like they used to bridge the dark floral chypre to the spicy oriental via some old-school…