Snap. Final week, Tom wrote about department shops which are gone. I’d already began to conceptualise a submit on perfumes and so forth which have disappeared.
There isn’t that a lot lengthy gone I kick myself about however the ones I missed — yeah, good, arduous kick.
First off is the Victoire Gobin-Daude line, French area of interest launched in 2002. There have been 5 fragrances: Biche Dans l’Absinthe, Jardins Ottomans, Nuit au Desert, Seve Exquise and Sous le Buis.
Within the order as above: BdA is listed by Fragrantica as fragrant inexperienced; JO was citrus; ND was spicy wooden; SE was one other fragrant inexperienced; and SlB was yet one more fragrant inexperienced and the one I nonetheless hanker after.
These had been good perfumes, effectively value consideration. However I assume on the time there have been so many releases they merely couldn’t compete. Sous le Buis smelled so very inexperienced however in a musky means – ie, not a clear, sharp inexperienced, however having a little bit of a pond scum facet. It was so very bizarre however I by no means purchased it (as a result of as I mentioned above there was simply a lot on the market on the time).
When the model closed, the bottles went on sale in numerous locations at deep, deep reductions and I assumed I had time to seize a SlB. Alas, no. It’s a kind of issues that pops into my thoughts unbidden and I’m nonetheless pissed off 20 years later that I don’t have a bottle for that every-once-in-a-while requirement.
Subsequent up is Tauer Orris, a restricted version launch from 2006. I like the concept of an iris fragrance, however I can’t put on most I’ve tried. Nonetheless, I might (and might) put on Orris. There’s 1 / 4 inch left in my bottle and I revisit it about twice a 12 months principally simply to smell. Rooty, barely bitter and with a little bit of spiciness, drying all the way down to a reasonably typical tender, spicy, resinous Tauer base. Cinnamon, black pepper, grapefruit, orris root, rose and sandalwood, it was low-cost within the scheme of issues and I ought to have gone again for at the very least two bottles (if no more).
Lastly of perfumes is Guerlain Mitsouko, which I do know isn’t discontinued however I’ve a bottle of parfum from the Nineties which is simply a lot greater than what is obtainable now I want I’d purchased a backup. Sigh. It’s simply so wealthy and unsettling. Makes you surprise what the sooner iterations had been like – as a result of, man, they will need to have been …
Final merchandise is a candle, Dans l’Atelier de Cezanne, which smells completely like an artist’s studio: linseed oil, paints, turps. I purchased one candle, one, from Fortunate Scent and had it despatched to my father’s place lord is aware of how way back. At the very least 10 years however most likely extra. I actually don’t know why I didn’t purchase a great deal of them. It wasn’t massively dear. After which it disappeared (just like the Dans Le Sac de Ma Mere from Goutal that I by no means received spherical to – foolish, foolish). I’ve discovered one other painter’s studio candle, and it smells good, nevertheless it’s twice the worth (at the very least) of the Cezanne and I received’t know until I purchase and burn it whether or not it ‘holds a candle’ to the that.
So, something gone you now miss and wished you’d purchased a great deal of backups of?
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