Category: Jean Kerléo

digging (into) vintage: Jean Patou Sublime, 1992

  Perfumer Jean Kerléo. Somewhere in the ’90s the chypre fell off the radar. Blame the IFRA, blame Angel (also 1992), blame whoever you like. It went quietly from the pinnacle of chic to over-the-hill faster than you can say ‘mousse de chêne.’ Why and how to restrict perfume materials is a popular if confusing debate today, but in the 70s-90s…

digging into vintage: Estée Lauder Knowing, 1988

  Perfumer Jean Kerléo Knowing lands squarely in the heart of the rose chypre genre, a fragrance family with an enormous range of tones. The rose chypre is the Difference Engine of classical perfumery. It takes all the attributes of the chypre and multiplies them by all the facets of rose. Depending on how they’re fashioned rose chypres can be dark or…