Hello lovely Posse! Portia from Australian Perfume Junkies bringing you a surprise. The Party in Manhattan is a fragrance! It was released back in 2008! This is the first I’ve heard of it but everyone else on the scentbloggosphere seems to have tried it, written about it, praised it. So, feeling slightly left out and in need of an instant new frag fix, this is my choice. Come and try it with me….
The Party in Manhattan by The Party 2008
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Bergamot, tangerine, sage, carnation, bourbon/whiskey, carrot
Heart: Jasmine, rose, ylang-ylang, iris
Base: Vetiver, patchouli, oak moss, musk, gray amber
Spritz and close your eyes. All of a sudden it’s the late 1970s and Mum has just oversprayed herself in some killer fragrance before leaving the house, and you with a babysitter. Maybe you are the Mum leaving, maybe you are a young woman in your fringed sheath dress and barrel curled hair. Whoever you were at that pivotal point in time this smell, this scent The Party in Manhattan will take you right back there again. Part Femme, part No 5, part Maja and wholly itself. A sassy powdery glamour girl of a fragrance that is shameless and living life wholeheartedly.
Photo Stolen Wikipedia
The opening of The Party in Manhattan buzzes out with a herbal citrus zing that already has an ambergris aside playing deep & salty and riding side by side with a clean patchouli. I get none of the booze and mostly the flowers play second fiddle as a bouquet. Sadly this reads sweet 16 to me, historical sweet 16, but not a skank bomb at all. Though it is slightly over ripe and fully enticing in the most fabulously perfumey way, and I think if you are missing the olden days of French perfumery then The Party in Manhattan could be an excellent reminder or throwback fragrance. My only qualm is that surely in The Party in Manhattan they would have been smoking? This fragrance has everything fun, bright, flashy and sensual but there is no smoke or tobacco. I only miss it because when I read The Party in Manhattan instantly I thought of the gorgeous Holly Golightly and her parties.
Photo Stolen WikiMedia
The Party in Manhattan manages to be both historic and modern, the story goes that it’s another formula reproduced with tweaks and that could be so but to be honest I don’t care. I think it charming and excellent and want only now to go back to Italy so I can buy a damn bottle.
At Surrender To Chance I went crazy and ordered the 12 x Animalic Skank Set in 2ml sprays. Do yourself a favour!
Did you jump on the Party In Manhattan bandwagon? Was it a filthy skank bomb on you? Do you WISH you could try it?