Category: Pierre Wargnye

digging (into) vintage: Guy Laroche Drakkar Noir, 1982

Perfumer Pierre Wargnye I love a good fougère. I think the genre is underrated, and still recovering from association with a bad spell of male esteem issues from the 70s and 80s. The ubiquity and heavy-handed use of Paco Rabanne pour Homme, Azzaro pour Homme and eventually Drakkar Noir in the US in the 70s-80s and the association with a…

digging (into) vintage: Paco Rabanne Ténéré, 1988

Perfumer Pierre Wargnye I guess it’s virtually a truism that a masculine floral will bomb. Sad. Ténéré had so many things going for it, too. A bright opening that gets darker as time passes; a raspy lavender that gives it a barbershop quality; a honey/urinous note that makes if feel lived in. Ténéré is a floral fougère in the YSL Kouros mold,…

Baldessarini by Baldessarini, 2002

  Perfumers Pierre Wargnye and Jean-Marc Chaillan Disliking a linear fragrance is somehow worse than disliking a scent with a traditional top, middle and base.  Whereas the three-tiered fragrance might surprise yoand u win you over, for a linear scent, the first sniff becomes the lasting impression. A linear fragrance must have notes that connect at various points in order to keep…