L’Aimant (Repost)

Coty’s classic scent, L’Aimant (Coty 1927) is a rich, powdery masterpiece.  I think because it’s a “drugstore fragrance” it can sometimes be perceived poorly, but every time I smell L’Aimant (the vintage in particular) on my skin I am reminded of its wonders.  There’s a sweetness, depth, warmth and almost wholesomeness in L’Aimant that isContinue reading “L’Aimant (Repost)”

Floral Fantasies (Repost)

Designed as a hot weather cologne, Floral Fantasies (Dorothy Gray 1940) but the rich, warm spiciness seems very suitable for fall as well.  Yes Floral Fantasies is indeed a floral fragrance but it’s also very sweet and again, spicy.  While I can’t find any list of notes online anywhere, I’m absolutely positive there are notesContinue reading “Floral Fantasies (Repost)”

No. 4711 (Repost)

As you may have noticed, my husband and I enjoy visiting antique stores.  Well, a few years ago, I visited one in Red Wing, Minnesota.  We found the bottle of Muguet des Bois that I recently sold and two bottles of No. 4711 Echt Kölnisch Wasser. At first, I was disappointed when I tried No.Continue reading “No. 4711 (Repost)”

Evelyn (Repost)

At some point in the 1980’s or 90’s Crabtree and Evelyn debuted a fragrance called Evelyn.  It’s rosy, rosy beauty is very charming.  Matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve smelled a fragrance as truly rosy as Evelyn before. Evelyn opens with rosebuds – the sort of vintage rose scent I imagine wafting from theContinue reading “Evelyn (Repost)”