Enjoli 

This is super sharp at the start (Charles of the Ritz 1978). The aldehydes and florals, with a very clear orris root and hyacinth, are intensely green. Enjoli could be called soapy but it’s practically too soapy to be called soapy… It almost becomes something else in a very 1980’s way.  Almost medical?  Matter of fact, this fragrance is the reason I was afraid of 1980’s and 70’s scents for years – I recall Enjoli from my childhood. It used to seem profoundly aloof… Now, however, I appreciate it. And yet, unlike how it was worn in the decade it primarily belongs to in my imagination, I will certainly not be dousing myself in it. A few sprays are more than enough to project well.  

Top notes: aldehydes, green notes, peach, hiacynth and bergamot.  Middle notes: carnation, tuberose, orchid, orris root, jasmine and rose.  Base notes: sandalwood, amber, musk, vanilla, oakmoss and cedar.

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