Emeraude (Repost)

In French, émeraude means emerald. I love emeralds. Emerald cut diamonds are gorgeous, and emerald cut emeralds are just beyond… Emerald, or Emeraude is the perfect name for the classic fragrance, created in 1921, by Coty.  It’s a very Art Deco fragrance, with citrus top notes and basenotes of benzoin and opoponax.  And, similarly to theContinue reading “Emeraude (Repost)”

Norell, 1968 (Repost)

I purchased Norell online without having any idea what it would smell like.  It was part of a grouping of vintage fragrances being sold on eBay.   I knew it was somewhat popular with people who either were around when it was first used, or with people who like classic older scents. Well, I finallyContinue reading “Norell, 1968 (Repost)”

Lenthéric Tweed, 1933 (Repost)

Tweed, introduced by Lenthéric in 1933, is woody scent with a lot of vibrant citrus.  It reminds me of Echt Kölnisch Wasser no. 4711 (Muelhens, 1792) in that it’s a very clean, vintage fragrance.  However, while no. 4711 is overwhelmingly fresh, Tweed tends to be more powdery and feminine, especially in the dry down – a bit like Shalimar. Based onContinue reading “Lenthéric Tweed, 1933 (Repost)”

Marilyn on a Bus (Spoiler Alert)

Also…I very recently watched the 1956 film directed by Joshua Logan based loosely on the William Inge play, “Bus Stop”. Marilyn Monroe was the big star of the film of course, and she does carry almost the entire movie by herself. While the other actors are necessary (Hope Lange, Arthur O’Connell, Eileen Heckart, Betty FieldContinue reading “Marilyn on a Bus (Spoiler Alert)”