Thursday, March 17, 2011
Green Perfumes- Happy Saint Patrick's Day from the Vault!
The oldest 'famous' green scent is Houbigant's Fougere Royal, released in 1882.
In 1921 Francoise Coty gave us his smoldering rendition in green- Emeraude...
Pierre Balmain released the green genie that is Vent Vert in 1945.
And Diorella made 1972 memorable with it's unrestrained green exuberance...
EDIT: I'm wearing the spicy complex green chypre Coriandre (1973). With top notes of
aldehydes, coriander, orange blossom and angelica; middle notes of violet root, lily, jasmine, rose and geranium; and base notes of sandalwood, patchouli, musk, civet, oakmoss and vetiver, you might think it heavy, but it's not. The pure parfum is the palest straw color. The scent is deceptively light and transparent but lasting with very decent sillage to boot. The pure perfume and edt are both 'under the radar classics' in my book.
Whatever your favorite vintage green is, wear it today in good health. Happy St. Patrick's Day to all from the Vintage Vault!
The Vintage Perfume Vault, where the scent of yesterday's vogue lives.