Years ago, I bought on eBay a bunch of teensy little bottles of various Jean Patou scents. In my review at PST I wrote “this chypre apertif opens with a sparkle of citrus and lavender, every bit as crisp and refreshing as a martini made with one of those trendy bespoke vodkas. Honeysuckle, hyacinth and clove come in as the scent becomes more of a chypre and less of a cocktail. The drydown is very dry indeed; the flowers are never overpowering.”
One of the good things about carefully storing my stuff (It never sees light or heat) is that the scents really keep practically forever (take that Le Labo..) One of the bad things is that some things end up loving in a box in the back of the closet and I forget about them until I stumble happily across them.
I smell a lot of perfumes. I like a lot of them. But sometimes I wonder why someone, somewhere couldn’t actually just go back and recreate classics like Cocktail. Is the regulations? Just don’t care? I had read that someone had bought Patou and they were reissuing some of the older scents (if not perfectly recreated I am told.) So why not Cocktail? Colony? Normandie?
I know they’d sell..
(sorry, forgot the picture and don’t know why it’s rotated. Darned internets!)
My bottle was purchased on eBay. Photo: My iPhone.