Category: 1947

Balmain Vent Vert, 1991

    (image wiccanmoonsong.blogspot.com) Original, 1947 by perfumer Germaine Cellier.  1991 by perfumer Calice Becker I can understand why the classic green floral seems dated to some.  The grassy green floral is the product of an era. Each decade, the 50s, the 60s, the 70s had its own take on the genre, yet they are remarkably of a piece.  I…

digging (into) vintage: Christian Dior Miss Dior, 1947

(image source unknown) Perfumer Jean Carles. I know it’s the thing to kvetch about reformulations.  Reformulation is a negative until proven otherwise.  It happens when materials become unavailable, anathema, or replaced for cost considerations.   It has a recent history of leaving us with perfumes that would be better off discontinued rather than becoming the walking dead. But here’s my…