giovedì 27 febbraio 2014

Thought of the Day.




"Perfumes are the most intense form of memory"

                                                   (J.P. Guerlain)

mercoledì 26 febbraio 2014

The EMB code.





During October 1978, the French government issued a law about packages (namely:  "Arrêté du 20 octobre 1978 relatif au contrôle de certains métrologique préemballages" ), which appears retrospectively to have great importance on dating perfumes.

domenica 23 febbraio 2014

venerdì 21 febbraio 2014

Thought of the Day




"If I had used so much vanilla, I would have made only a cake: 
someone else, instead, created Shalimar."

(Ernest Beaux, Master Perfumer)

giovedì 20 febbraio 2014

Moods (Krizia, 1989)



MOODS by Krizia, for Women (year 1989)
Not so famous as the male counterpart, the highly praised "Moods Uomo", Krizia Moods "for Women" was a great Woody Floral scent, incredibly warm, and with a strong honey note (sometimes not listed)
A scent suspended between old and modern times.

mercoledì 19 febbraio 2014

Thought of the Day.





"It's amazing the flood of mediocre perfumes circulating nowadays!"

(Edmond Roudnitska, year 1959)

martedì 18 febbraio 2014

Genny (1987)





I was very intrigued when Roberto Garavaglia said, almost absently:
"...well, one of the best perfumes we made, many, many years ago... Jenny. It was Jenny. The first one, the original edition. It was in 1987. The only thing I can say about it....it's a perfume that leave you speechless."

lunedì 17 febbraio 2014

Thought of the Day






Do those, which never tested the magic of a field of jasmine or pinks in the incipient paddle, know really what is a perfume ?

Jean-Paul Guerlain

sabato 15 febbraio 2014

How to recognize VERSACE perfumes.





GIANNI VERSACE was a legendary designer. Together with Giorgio Armani, he started the "Italian fashion" of the 1980s. Many of the VERSACE perfumes have a great reputation. Batch codes are a bit complicate, and you should check a few tips other than numbers, namely production and distribution.
There are three different Eras in VERSACE perfumes
1) First Era: "Made in France" by Yves Saint Laurent (1981-1988)
2) Second Era: "Giver", Made in Italy (1988-2004)
3) Third Era: "Euroitalia", Made in Italy (2005-present)

martedì 11 febbraio 2014

The Golden Years of Perfumery: an Interview.



"Triage des Fleurs"


When we are chatting about perfumes, it's enough to say: "Italian Wave" to evoke a sort of Golden Age. 
In fact, it was an Era lasting about twenty years, during the '80s and '90s.  A time span long enough to remember extraordinary years, live by many perfume enthusiasts, though quite a few of them live those times in a truly conscious way.

lunedì 10 febbraio 2014

sabato 8 febbraio 2014

La Profumeria Italiana negli anni d'oro.


"Triage des Fleurs"

(this is the Italian article. The english one is HERE ))

Quando si parla di profumi, è sufficiente dire “Italian Wave”
oppure “i favolosi anni Ottanta”, per evocare un periodo straordinario della storia, che molti hanno avuto la fortuna di vivere, anche se pochi in maniera davvero consapevole. Anzi. Per alcuni, gli anni Ottanta e il decennio successivo sono stati un’epoca in cui il mondo si è trovato invaso da quelli che alcuni definirono “i profumi all’italiana”.

lunedì 3 febbraio 2014

How to recognize HERMES perfumes.






Hermes is one of the greatest French fashion houses. Perfumes are well-known for luxury and quality. Here is the complete list of batch numbers since 1978.
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