Do any of you lovely Posse folks remember that sometime in the past several years they were to re-issue Jean Patou’s Vacances? I was thrilled to pieces to hear that when the news first broke, and tried to keep my ears open to hear more about it. Maybe I’m living under a bigger rock than I thought, but I never did seem to see anything more definite regarding it, and it seems like it should have made a fairly big splash in the perfumista world. So today I’m sending out a Posse-wide call here: Do any of you know anything more about it, or even better, have any of you been able to try the re-issued Vacances?
Upon hearing many moons ago that this beauty would be re-done, I thought it might be safe to start using my itty-bitty stash of the original Vacances more freely. But then my cautious little hoarding voice whispered: “You better wait – what if the reissue falls through and doesn’t happen? What if the new one is a huge disappointment? What if you can’t get it?” What if, what if, what if.
“Use it and enjoy it; don’t save it for a rainy day. Splurge — you deserve it,” said my bigger, more mature, non-hoarding voice.
Still, the little voice won, mostly. My stash is still relatively intact. Nevertheless, I’d still be excited to fall (even a little) in love with the new, and be able to buy as much as I can afford. Which isn’t much, granted, but hey, just the thought of it being readily available would thrill my poor little lilac-lovin’ soul.! And I know that Ms. Anita also will be joining me in wishing this, because as she has mentioned, back in the day she used to scent her sheets with it. (Oh, the joy of having that much to splurge with!)
As I mentioned above, I haven’t seen all that much about the re-issued Vacances: where it’s sold, if anyone’s doing samples of it, etc., and was hoping that some of you might have more information about it.
So please, any of you lucky souls out there, do share your thoughts on the reformulated Vacances or its fate, or any of the Patou re-issues. Thanks!