Si (Chloro – Cologne)

At first Si, by Schiaparelli (Schiaparelli 1957) is slightly smoky with vibrant springlike florals, clear and dainty green notes and aldehydes – Schiaparelli labels this a “Chloro-Cologne” meaning a green scent.  There’s also a special emphasis on rose, jasmine, tuberose and lily-of-the-valley.  In general, I’ve noticed that lily-of-the-valley is often a strong note in Schiapparelli…

Salut

Salut de Schiaparelli was launched by Schiaparelli in 1934.  It was supposedly intended for young women but like many children’s shows, there are themes clearly intended for a more mature audience. Salut (Schiaparelli 1934) is intoxicatingly attractive, although I wouldn’t call it a warm or enveloping fragrance. Instead it is reigned by an earthy yet urbane…

Shocking

Shocking, launched in 1937 by Schiaparelli is a sweet, spicy olfactory treat with notes of rose, jasmine honey and tarragon.  Wearing it is like wrapping a warm vintage sweater around you on a chilly day… Last night I wore Shocking by Schiaparelli to the emergency room…  It was perfect actually because it’s such a light,…