Category: 1948

digging (into) vintage: Rochas Moustache, 1948

Perfumers Thérèse and Edmond Roudnitska I imagine that over the past 60-odd years Moustache has seen a number of formulations. I’ve seen it called a fougère, a chypre, an eau de cologne. I have the eau de toilette concentrée version bought in the 2000s but likely dating from the 1990s. I’ve smelled an older eau de cologne and they are…

Robert Piguet Fracas, 1948

Perfumer Germain Cellier. I don’t believe in soliflors. Soliflor perfumes don’t convincingly imitate flowers. The art of perfumery relies on chemistry to deliver an olfactory product. Plants use scents to connect plant and animal in complex symbiotic relationships. In terms of implicit purpose and function, perfumery and flowers have nothing in common. And not to be too dogmatic, but chasing…