Category: Michael Hy

digging (into) vintage: Paco Rabanne Calandre, 1969

  (image, 1969 Rolls-Royce) Perfumer Michael Hy I get the comparison between YSL Rive Gauche and Calandre, and I love to put one on each wrist just for kicks. It’s fun to watch them both unroll over time. Contrary to general consensus, I find Calandre both ligher in weight and darker in feel that Rive Gauche. Yes, Rive Gauche’s rose…

digging (into) vintage: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, 1971

Perfumer Michael Hy I came to Rive Gauche a bit late in the game in the early 1990s, smelling it on a friend who had a perfect balance of chic and practicality. She had a discerning, unpretentious knack for picking from high and low style. She wore Rive Gauche and it fit her perfectly. Recently I wrote that I preferred…