Hey Hey POSSE!!! Let’s take a walk down memory lane today. Silences is one of the old school chypre fragrances that is still available at discounters for an incredibly reasonable price. Back a few years when they started playing with it for the modern audience I bought a bunch of the 25ml travel PdTs and they regularly get a workout. I’ve only used up one full bottle but there are a couple of half bottles lying around and a couple of full.
Silences PdT by Yves Tanguy and Jean-Claude Niel for Jacomo 1978
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Orange blossom, galbanum, bergamot, lemon, green notes, cassia
Heart: Iris, jasmine, narcissus, hyacinth, rose, lily-of-the-valley
Base: Vetiver, musk, sandalwood, oakmoss, cedar, ambrette (musk mallow)
When I think green fragrance CHANEL No 19, Niki de Saint Phalle, Futur and Herba Fresca are always good choices but when I want the driest, greenest green, a green so parched it’s like being in a green desert, then I turn to Silences. Somehow Silences manages to create a green that is dry like a pine needle or a palm leaf. A scent that has more to do with the bitter bark of the rose bush and camellia tree. Austere to the point of arrogance.
Galbanum, ivy, bergamot, vetiver and oakmoss are the star attractions here. They create a shadowed effects if you’ve just walked into the forest from the burning sun. Suddenly the temperature drops 20 degrees and the cessation of superheated sunlight and air instantly makes you feel better.
Ultimately a unisex fragrance, I love its bitter elegance. Can imagine it being the favoured scent ofd those dried up old skeletal society wives as they air kiss the people they hate with all the warmth of air from a fetid crypt. A perfect scent for autumn as the heat of summer leaves the northern hemisphere.
How green do you like your perfumes?
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