Mais Oui

Mais Ouis (Bourjois 1938) translated from French to “but yes” is a very 1930’s scent.  At first it’s an aldehydic shock of great depth and richness, a bit like a vintage Chanel (especially Chanel No. 5) and as it wears on it reminds me a bit of My Sin, by Lanvin.  But this perfume is…

Evening in Paris

Created by the legendary Ernest Beaux in 1928 for Bourjois, Evening in Paris, or Soir de Paris, is a tremendously unique fragrance.  To me it smells like vintage L’Aimant mixed with cigarettes.  I imagine it truly smells like Paris in the evenings of yesteryear – the cigarette note smells retro too… The notes for this…