It’s amazing, isn’t it, what treasures you sometimes unearth when you have to clean up? As in a “go through everything, get it sorted and get it out of this room” kind of project. In the process of returning my formal dining room to its original, intended use, from my own personal perfume vault, I found a partial bottle of Givenchy Ysatis and a tiny vial of pure perfume of it. Oh, wowza!!
I had a sudden urge to dress up, put on high heels (well, these days, classy flats, ha!), elegant earrings and don some killer-red lipstick in honor of this stunner, one of the ’80s greatest hits.
Yes, it’s big — shoulder-pad big, but still so beautiful and sophisticated to me that I can forgive it for that. And it has a little fun built in, too, I think, with its wink of coconut, to keep it from being too serious and over-the-top.
It was launched not long before I began my most glamorous job ever, doing fashion public relations at a big-city apparel mart. I had to dress to the nines every day for work there, and Ysatis was a frequent companion as I wrote press releases, helped organize shows, and handled parties and seminars for buyers who would come in several times a year for the various markets.
Ysatis never failed to make me feel elegant and well-heeled, even as it did just the other day, in my jeans and sweatshirt. Mind you, I wore it sparingly, as one dab/spritz is a gracious plenty (at least for me now), but it was just enough to make my day. Ah, to be that young, thin and carefree again …
So please share with me: Were any of you Ysatis fans? Or if not, when you’re having a retro moment (or would like one), what do you wear and where does it take you?