These terms, with various nuances, suggest fragrances that smell of another time.Elisa explores some of her favorite perfume examples.
Opium is another scent that passed me by when it originally launched (I was too young; my mom didn’t wear perfume).
I never sought it out, but I couldn’t resist picking up the parfum in a supremely classy (if not especially functional) tassel bottle when I recently saw it at a consignment shop.
In the near future, I suspect, the berry-and-peony fruity-florals and fruitchoulis that were ubiquitous in the late ‘90s and aughts will smell nostalgically old-fashioned to some, dated to others.
Hillary Clinton reportedly wears Angel, and I recently heard a young You Tube star describe as her most “mature” smelling perfume!
The name is seemingly a reference to a Paul Verlaine poem: “” I love this name, because Heure Exquise’s combination of green notes, iris, hyacinth, and vanilla comes across as achingly poignant, romantic and yet innocent.