Frederic Malle’s Portrait Of A Lady

It’s perfect.

At first I (of course mistakenly) thought it was ordinary, but then I wore it next to Lake Superior and my idea of it completely changed.

I had actually already started to love it, but the air up north was good at bringing out the true nature of this rare masterpiece by Dominique Ropion.

It’s also a popular perfume that I can wear well. I don’t get bad reactions from people when I wear it.

I suppose I could describe it as a deep, resinous, patchouli rose. Or a haunting rose? What fascinates me is what, should the world persist, future generations will say about it. Is it a 1910’s Guerlain of the 21st Century? Is it truly a masterpiece? Truly a rare timeless beauty? We’ll see…

Guerlain Vintage Chant D’Arômes Eau De Cologne

I bought this vintage 1960’s edc in Duluth, Minnesota at an antique store. It was a great day. I felt so fortunate and shocked to find this bottle so full and in such great condition and for a great price.

I’ve worn it today. It’s gorgeous.

Debuting in 1962 as created by Jean-Paul Guerlain the supposed notes are: Aldehydes, Citruses, Gardenia, Plum, Honeysuckle, Jasmine, Ylang-Ylang, Clove, Heliotrope, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Olibanum, Benzoin and Vanilla. …The dry-down is the best part in my opinion.

Is it a creamy, honeysuckle-aldehydic-benzoin warmed-olibanum 60’s powdery-green scent? Yes. It’s such a 1960’s Jean-Paul floral.

I don’t want to use too much. But someday I’ll have to decant some into an atomizer and wear it more demonstratively.