Category: 1975

digging (into) vintage: Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel, 1975

Perfumer André Fomentin. Forthright, stark accords have a broad legibility that I find appealing. Fundamental accords keep some degree of some degree of virtuosity even when the notes harmonize. The best potential for synergy is when different elements are connected by a couple of associative links, as in the seemingly Kevin Baconish degrees between bergamot, oakmoss and labdanum in a…

digging (into) vintage: Halston by Halston, 1975

Perfumer Bernard Chant (?) The chypre genre is not only broad but forgiving.  Halton by Halston’s calibration is a bit off, and its structure focuses defaults to blend and harmony rather than highlighting the distinctive elements that make a chypre wear so well. The twin devils of reformulation and a cheapo license holder (Elizabeth Arden) should be the kiss of…