Category: 1972

digging (into) vintage: Christian Dior Diorella, 1972

(image, Lauren Hutton. source unknown.) Perfumer Edmond Roudnitska. Diorella is the consummate summer perfume. Not because it is intended to be warn strictly in summer, but because it smells like summer. It is harmoniously skanky, the perfect mise èn scène for a late summer tryst. The jasmine, the melon, the citrus are all at an equal state of rot. The…

digging (into) vintage: Estée Lauder Aliage, 1972

Perfumer Bernard Chant. At first glance, Aliage, one of the Estée Lauder line’s inexpensive mainstays might be considered simply ‘cheap and cheerful.’ The functional, non-stylized bottle isn’t exactly sexy. The advertising has focused on tennis whites and demure county-club pursuits. Don’t believe it, though. The ‘cheap and cheerful’ bit is pure camouflage. The innocent smiling superficiality encourages not digging any…