Category: 1993

digging (into) vintage: Yves Saint Laurent Yvresse, 1993

  (image Kitchen Art 1 by Hay Hermans) Originally named Champagne.  Perfumer Sophia Grojsman. More like Sauternes than Champagne, but I don’t want to start another trademark issue for this fragrance.  Yes, this has similarities to wine, but it seems much more like a sweet dessert wine than anything else.  And, yes, there is a chypre base to Yvresse, but…

l’Artisan Parfumeur Mure et Musc Extreme, 1993

Perfumer unknown (original Mure et Musc by Jean-François Laporte) The fruity floral isn’t my bag. There are a few exceptions to this habit, notably the intoxicating Badgley Mischka. I’m not starved for fruit, though. Eau de Cologne, which starts and ends with hesperedic notes, is by definition fruity, and it’s hard to dislike eau de cologne. Otherwise there are three…

digging (into) vintage: Givenchy Insensé, 1993

(image Rain Dove) Givenchy Insensé, 1993. Perfumer Daniel Molière. Is it a truism that a masculine floral is doomed to failure? Insensé was released as a men’s fragrances. Would it have been released as a feminine fragrance? Unisex? Is there a gender for whom Insensé would have worked in the marketplace. The masculine/floral truism tells us that perfume is limited…