Chiky

2015-03-21 14.38.01Given its name I was expecitng Chiky (Jalle 1940) to be a perfume “inspired” by Guerlain’s masterpiece, Jicky.  And, while it does resemble Jicky with its florals and leather, Chiky has a lot more in common with Lanvin, Scandal.  It’s is a bit soapier, more rugged and perhaps a little rough around the edges compared to the Lanvin beauty but they are very similar.

So, after finding that at least one Jalle fragrance appears to possibly be an old fashioned knock off, I’m now questioning what Tru, my other Jalle perfume, may have been “inspired” by.  I really liked Tru, and I bet I would love the perfume it is imitating.  What names of vintage perfumes sound at least vaguely similar to Tru?  Or perhaps I should just use the notes I gathered from Tru and search on that basis.  More on this later…

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I had to reconstitute both Tru and Chiky and was pleased with the results.  I am a firm believer that old fragrances, like a lot of old things, were made to last and can potentially still be used.

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“French imported essence blended in the U.S.A.”

I truly think that spring is my favorite time of year.  Sure, it’s snowing, and raining and then snowing again (at least where I currently live) but there’s always that freshness in the air no matter what the weather is doing.  And, there’s something about the transition between winter and summer that always feels hopeful and exciting.

As I’m sure you’ve read a million times on my blog, this spring has been a busy one and this week was very busy in particular.  Next week will be even more busy.   But, just like spring, our hectic life has a lot of potential attached to it.  And, I’m really looking forward to this summer.

Until Sunday.

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