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Mink & Pearls (1968)
by Jovan


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Year of Launch1968
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Parent CompanyBenckiser > Coty Inc > Coty Beauty
Parent Company at launchJovan

About Mink & Pearls

Mink & Pearls is a feminine perfume by Jovan. The scent was launched in 1968

Mink & Pearls fragrance notes

Reviews of Mink & Pearls

This is correctly described by Barbara Herman as a "classic green leather chypre."

Warmly animalic and at the same time fragrant with spicy florals (carnation) and a quiet green (narcissus).

It is a throwback to the 1940s and 1950s and a surprise coming as it does at the end of the 1960s.

This is quite simply the best fragrance from Jovan I have ever experienced. It's so well balanced and so deeply rich and complex, one would swear it came from one of the great design houses - it's very Schiaparelli and Lelong - not a drugstore fragrance chain.

I have 1/8 oz. of the pure parfum.

Top notes: Hyacinth, Galbanum, Clary Sage, Bergamot
Heart notes: Jasmine, Narcissus, Jonquil, Rose, Carnation, Tuberose
Base notes: Patchouli, Castoreum, Amber, Tonka, Moss, Leather, Musk

Seek it out on Ebay and be amazed at the quality and beaty of this stunner.

31st August, 2014
This is a very unique fragrance. Definitely an animalic chypre, with castoreum. It has a warmth and full-bodied yet subtle sweetness in the floral heart which combines nicely with the raunchy animalic notes. My gosh, i cannot think of anything that this reminds me of because it's very unique. If you like vintage Quadrille, and other scents of the late 60s like Norell, Fidgi, etc. you may love this.

I find the pure parfume a bit too "bright" and high pitched, the EDT spray I have is darker in color and smells more deep & basenote rich. So I put a drop of each conentration on my wrist and I'm in heaven. Very special vintage chypre.
13th January, 2011 (last edited: 21st October, 2014)

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