Category: 1974

Why I’m Wearing Cristalle Today

There is a succinctness to Cristalle that appeals to me.  It makes me think about syntax and tense in language.  The past is perfect, the present is subjunctive and the future is conditional. My relationship to time has everything to do with the language I speak, English, which favors an analytical/logical view of dividing time.  Preterite, pluperfect, present, conditional, anterior,…

Robert Piguet Futur, 2009 (original formula 1974)

Perfumer Aurélien Guichard (perfumer of original formula unknown) Futur was classic mid-20th retro-futurism at the time of its release. It was marketed as avant-garde at its release in the late 1960s, an era known for its conviction that the future was more about style than science. In the 60s, the future was in fact the 1960s with sleeker fashion, poses…