Category: 1984

digging (into) vintage: Givenchy Ysatis, 1984

(image, dreadful 1980s shoulder pads as worn by Joan Collins) Givenchy Ysatis, 1984.  Perfumer Dominique Ropion. Ysatis gives me some new thoughts on scent and memory. It comes from an era when I rarely wore perfume, and didn’t pay attention to the state-of-the-art at all.  Still, I remembered it instantly when I found a perfectly preserved vintage specimen recently. Ysatis…

digging (into) vintage: Paloma Picasso mon Parfum, 1984

Perfumer Francis Bocris Jasmine + Chypre = Paloma Jasmine + Fougère = Caron Troisième Homme Has anybody else ever found the two similar?  In each case, they match a fresh jasmine note to a blunt, dark accord that cries out for some lightness.  In Troisième Homme’s case, the jasmine cleaves to lavender.  In Paloma, the green jasmine illuminates the moss and patchouli from within.  The chypre…