Category: 2001

digging (into) vintage: Jean Patou Pan Ame, 2001

(image, Pan Am stewardess) Perfumer Jean-Michel Duriez The dry fruity floral is an interesting bird. It allows for a nuance in composition that is hard to convey in a syrupy fruity floral. There are only a few similar perfumes. Patou’s Enjoy had a lovely crystal upper register, and Gucci II edp includes a dry, leafy/herbal aspect that gives it a beautifully…

Serge Lutens Datura Noir, 2001

Perfumer Christopher Sheldrake If I squint exceedingly hard, I can sometimes make out an individual part of Datura Noir. Almond, tonka, tuberose. Simply focussing shows me some combinations. Oh, that was that creamy-coconut/green-tuberose sort of tuberose. Hhmmm. That almond was a bitter-almond/cherry-sweetness pastry gestalt. Nice. The drydown isn’t so much hazy as a vanilla/tonka/musky sweetness rolled loosely together. Lovely. But…