Demi-Jour

This is a honey-laced floral (Houbigant 1987).

Vintage Demi-Jour has all the sparkle and structure of an aldehyde too, of course, but it’s incredibly warm. Actually, it reminds me of the graham crackers and apple cider my preschool used to serve this time of the year. Ha!

It also reminds me of kindergarten. I think the kindergarten teacher at the private school I attended that year wore this. And so it reminds me of that school too…

And while all the florals are noticeable – their very petals seem so vivid that they nearly materialize and jump off your skin – none of them stand out more than the others, to my nose. And the sandalwood, cedar and musk are just warmth, as is the romantic oakmoss. Really, all the honey-hued notes blend together so well.

See below for a list notes:

Top notes: aldehydes, violet and bergamot. Middle notes: orris root, jasmine, heliotrope, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley and rose. Base notes: sandalwood, musk, oakmoss and cedar.