Category: Jean-Michel Duriez

digging (into) vintage: le Feu d’Issey & Yohji Homme 1998/1999

(images: Peter Hujar self portraits # 3 and #2, 1966.) Issey Miyake le Feu d’Issey, 1998. Perfumer Jacques Cavallier. Yohji Yamamoto Yohji Homme, 1999.  Perfumer Jean-Michel Duriez.   By 1998 niche perfumery was firmly established though still in a formative phase. l’Artisan Parfumeur and Serge Lutens might have been stretching the definitions of perfume but many niche houses valued more…

digging (into) vintage: Jean Patou Pan Ame, 2001

(image, Pan Am stewardess) Perfumer Jean-Michel Duriez The dry fruity floral is an interesting bird. It allows for a nuance in composition that is hard to convey in a syrupy fruity floral. There are only a few similar perfumes. Patou’s Enjoy had a lovely crystal upper register, and Gucci II edp includes a dry, leafy/herbal aspect that gives it a beautifully…