Saturday, March 21, 2009

Weekend Getaway: Amway Miryoku Cologne

I'm away 'on vacation' and working on another post right now. Of course it's gotten a little more involved than I planned so in the meantime take a look at this unusual looking perfume bottle. It's an Amway cologne (yes, Amway) with an Asian name, Miryoku. It comes in an imp or pear shaped bottle that has dusty mauve paint undercoat with gray splatter finish. The effect looks interesting but it feels like someone crafted it to match their 1981 bathroom with spray paint. The cap resembles the roof of a pagoda; it's made of molded plastic with faux bronze/copper finish. According to the crimp pattern and spray nozzle style I'd say it is circa 1970's - 80's. Because of the name I hoped it might be a dupe of Mitsouko (Guerlain) but instead it's effervescent, lightly fruity/spicy with a very strong powdery-clean dry down that may include fresh calone notes, too. It remainds me of another Japanese cologne, Pola L'Azur French Bouquet (vintage 1960's) in scent but that one included far more aldehydes. Miryoku gets better as it dries down and I can see why someone might have liked this.

The Vintage Perfume Vault, where the scent of yesterday's vogue lives.


Anonymous said...

This is my mother's favorite perfume. It is from the 60s and 70s, and they stopped making it in 1979.

Amelia said...

Thank you for the information!