YoooHoo! Posse! Portia from AustralianPerfumeJunkies and today I am reminiscing about the amazing time we spent in Chicago with Musette for her BIRTHDAY! Now one of Musette’s lifetimer girlfriends, a very elegant swan of a girl called Francene brought along a bottle of original Courreges for me to have. I couldn’t believe the generosity. It is apparently her favourite fragrance, has been for decades, and was discontinued before the Ark set sail. At that time she bought EVERY bottle she could get her hands on and now has gallons of it, so much in fact that even if she lives to 10,000 years old she will still have some left.
You know you are in the middle of a perfumista gathering when not one person in about 15 questions this, raises an eyebrow or expresses anything but deepest sympathy for the discontinuation and awe at her determination to never be without her holy grail. To be honest most of us we impressed beyond belief. At the time she gave me her precious bottle I promised that I would discuss Courreges (pronounced Koo (like you)- rej(j like Beijing) on Perfume Posse. here goes…..
Courreges: Concentrated Cologne
Sorry, I don’t have a note list or know the perfumer.
So here are my guesses, aldehydes that are both greasy and bubbly, creamy ylang ylang, zesty citrus, cardamom, sandalwood, honey, animals (maybe civet and musk), rose, resins, oakmoss. GUESSING!! I have almost no idea because Courreges is so beautifully blended and WOW! what a fragrance.
Courreges is so smooth and flawless, imagine if CHANEL No 5 was smothered in balm and cream. Old fashioned? Yes, a little but still it could be put out by a modern niche house looking to recreate the ultimate glamour years of fragrance and it is remarkably light and diffuse for such an old fragrance. I wonder if its the cologne concentration. Imagine this delightfully skanky mother as a PARFUM! Faint.
I get excellent sillage, projection and longevity from Courreges. I could easily float away on its beauty.
Thanks Francene, you’re a star.
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
This week we will have 3 winners who will receive:
1 x decant of Courreges: Concentrated Cologne (from my bottle)
P&H Anywhere in the world
I’ll be away so the prizes won’t be sent till early May 2015
HOW DO YOU WIN?
Open to everyone worldwide
Tell me about your favourite discontinued fragrance or a memory of someone you loves fragrance of yesteryear
Entries Close Sunday 12th April 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Thursday 16th April 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.