Category: 1997

Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka, 1997

(image source unknown) Perfumer Annick Ménardo Lolita Lempicka is often identified as one of the post–Angel issue, the first of Angel’s progeny, many of which would follow. Most of those would be defined as cotton candy + something loud, the ‘loud’ usually being a harsh floral note or an enormous but simple fruity note. While this group of followers can…

digging (into) vintage: Gucci Envy, 1997

  Perfumer Maurice Roucel Green florals succeed in different ways. No. 19 is a sharp green floral, Paco Rabanne Metal is a flinty green floral, Aliage is a cool green floral. Envy is a sour green floral. Though bitterness works wonderfully in perfume, hence all the great leathers and chypres, sourness is another story entirely. As with coffee, bitter is ideal, sour is a shame.…