How could I have missed it? A week or so ago I did an SODT post on what I thought was Bijan Men 1981- but still, there was something, something not quite right... Then I found a bottle on Ebay-
And knew I'd found the true identity of my 'b' bottle: One Hundred % Bijan! (for Women). This one is off the radar, folks. You will find nary a mention of it if you go looking for it on Fragrantica, Basenotes or Perfume Intelligence. One Hundred % Bijan! made a few waves when it was released but not for the juice- it was because of the advertising campaign. As near as I can tell it came out in 2000 and has since been discontinued; it has disappeared, vanished really, from most on-line and after-market stores.
Anyway, the advertising campaign featured a Texas plus size gal known to me as 'Bella'.
She says she wasn't fazed at all by the request to pose nude. I'm sure you can imagine, Bella has quite a few fans of her own. As for the bottle, it's still a bit odd... I mean, I can see the bottle in the Bella ad and it's the turban/swirl style cap often found on Bijan's favorite doughnut style bottle. But here it is in the humble little 'b' bottle. Did the ad campaign fall uncharacteristically flat?
Whatever the case, I stand by my original synposis of the scent- crammed full to brimming with oriental notes, herby, resinous, incensey, yummy smelling things! Oh, and there's a partial bottle for sale on EBay now (I've borrow the picture for this post), so here's a little love back- check it out if you are curious!
The Vintage Perfume Vault, where the scent of yesterday's vogue lives.