Jontue

Round, luscious florals and sharp green notes open the popular 70’s fragrance, Jontue (Revlon 1976).  Unusual notes of chamomile and sage mix with vetiver, musk, oakmoss and patchouli.  Jontue is a strong, aromatic chypre.  Sillage is strong and longevity is moderate. Top notes:  gardenia, bergamot, chamomile, cypress and rose.  Middle notes: mimosa, tuberose, ylang-ylang, sage…

Charlie

Thick, rich aldehydes surrounded by earthy flowers (particularily galbanum, jasmine, geranium and lily) comprise the iconic Charlie (Revlon 1973).  Bold, big and somewhat unisex, Charlie asserts its presence. In the drydown sandalwood and musk are heavy notes with a lot of sound.  Vetiver is also clear and luminous.  Charlie is not a faint hearted fragrance….

Intimate

Last night I decided to make a recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, Jane Grigson’s classic, English Food, A New Edition of the Cookery Classic Revised and Updated by the Author – a great resource for authentic English recipes. I figured that since it was my chosen, “book of the week” that making a…