Hello Posse! Mitsouko is the most talked about fragrance currently on the scentbloggosphere. 100 years is a real feat in the 21st century where so much is about new and so little is about history. You probably know the history. Matvey Yodov gives a lovely synopsis on Fragrantica. First created in 1919 by Jacques Guerlain.It was the peachy and vanillin additives that stood Mitsouko apart from the Chypres of its day, and many since.
Mitsouko 100 Years
I have a little Mitsouko stash here. Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum and Extrait. Most of them are a bit older but my EdP is 21st century. If you were to ask me I’d tell you Shalimar is my favourite but I seem to have nearly three times the amount of bottles of Mitsi.
Here’s a small selection from the hoard.
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Citruses, jasmine, bergamot, rose
Heart: Lilac, peach, jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose
Base: Spices, amber, cinnamon, vetiver, oakmoss
I’m not going to do a review here. To me it is itself and that only. Nowadays I just follow the ride and ignore the pieces. I love to give myself a huge overspritz and lie down for an hour. There is something wonderful about the first hour of Mitsouko that will send you on a journey. Try it. This is a promise that you’ll smell the story in a whole new way.
Maybe you never tried it? Get yourself down to your nearest large department store and spritz yourself lavishly. YOU will always be able to say, “I first tried Mitsouko on its 100th Birthday!” Excellent start to a discussion.
Today I’d like you to share a memory of your own. Give us a Mitsouko memory from your life. Maybe it took you a while to understand her (Ann took a while). It could be that someone you know wears or wore it. Any titbit that you’d like to share. We’d love to read it.
Go to it,
Portia also writes for Australian Perfume Junkies