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Wind Song (1952)
by Prince Matchabelli


Wind Song information

Year of Launch1952
AvailabilityIn Production
Average Rating
(based on 43 votes)

People and companies

HousePrince Matchabelli
Parent CompanyParfums de Coeur
Parent Company at launchChesebrough-Pond's

About Wind Song

Wind Song is a feminine perfume by Prince Matchabelli. The scent was launched in 1952

Reviews of Wind Song

I have not worn Wind Song in decades, and I have no idea what the current formulation smells like, but I remember Wind Song as a dupe of Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps, which is not to say there was anything wrong with Wind Song, but I think L'Air du Temps EdP is much nicer with better projection and sillage. If you like one, you will probably like the other. Both are soft, very feminine florals. I still wear L'Air du Temps EdP because it is elegant and delicious. : )

Fragrance: 6/10
Projection: 4/10
Sillage: 4/10
Longevity: 4/10
17th April, 2016
Overall, I like it. It's sweet and spicy and an ageless, affordable classic. I wish it didn't get so soapy and had better sillage/projection. I can only find the kind in the aerosol can, these days. I'd prefer the liquid. Rather summery and nice. If it were more expensive I probably wouldn't bother with it....but since it's affordable....I'll continue to repurchase from time to time.
09th February, 2012
I used to wear this in my late teens, as I liked it a lot and it was "ladylike", a Mom-word that, for good or ill, looms large in the psyches of women who grew up in Middle America in the '50s or '60s. Anyway, I wore it enough to burn out on it eventually. Hadn't worn it in 40 years when I recently saw some at Dollar General (!), in the sort of little metal spray can used for knockoffs of the "Our version of. . ." type. It was labeled as the real thing, though, so for $2 (!!!), I took a chance. And there it was. Diluted a lot, yes, and in tacky packaging, but to my amateur nose as soft and warm and quietly radiant as I remembered. This is a scent a woman of any age can wear almost anywhere, except in fishing grubbies. . . .or around perfumistas too "advanced" to admit it just plain smells good. :)
09th November, 2011
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United States
I loved this scent as a teenager in the 80s. It had a lot of the light florals that were popular but with a more solid base of musk and a touch of spice. Unfortunately it seems to react quite differently on my adult chemistry and has a sharp, sour chemical scent when first applied. If I can tolerate that it will fade into a warm, pleasant floral in about half an hour, but who wants to deal with the stink that long?

If your chemistry can handle it it's a wonderful musky floral.
18th October, 2011
I'm with tvlampboy's review- "May they never discontinue this afforable classic"
This may smell dated to some, but Wind Song is timeless and not so very innocent IMO. With notes of spices, brazilian rosewood, sandalwood, amber, and benzoin there's some sensuality there. The woman who wore this in the 50's had her gartered stockings and her lipstick on. Later on, the TV ad had the theme song "I can't seem to forget you, your Wind Song stays on my mind" , alluding to romance and longing. Per FG: Top notes are coriander, orange leaf, mandarin orange, tarragon, neroli, bergamot and lemon; middle notes are cloves, carnation, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose and brazilian rosewood; base notes are sandalwood, amber, musk, benzoin, vetiver and cedar.

I have formulations from late 50's, the 80's and now and enjoy them all. On me sillage is moderate, and the drydown lasts a long time.

16th June, 2011
On me, this fragrance smells lovely. It reminds me of fresh-tilled earth and gardening, but without that heavy-earthy feel. It seems ancient and historical to me. I can't pinpoint why, but I imagine women in ancient Greece or during the European renaissance smelling like this.
10th October, 2010

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