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Wind Song (1952)
by Prince Matchabelli

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Wind Song information

Year of Launch1952
GenderFeminine
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

JDBIII Show all reviews
United States
Wow. I remember my sister wearing this when we were teens. To me it smelled so adult and serious. Well, forty years later I am sniffing a vintage bottle just bought off eBay and the memories come rushing back. A beautiful, somber floral with a graceful, almost transparent clove. Very classy and cool. This has always been a "drug store" perfume, cheap enough for schoolgirls to afford. Today, this might be considered unisex; I know I will enjoy wearing it. I have no idea what the current iteration smells like, but with restrictions on eugenol it is probably a bit tamer. Go find a vintage and live a little.
26th July, 2016 (last edited: 01st August, 2016)
adelsa Show all reviews
United States
An Ode to Windsong
I was young and innocent when we first met.
Your spicy florals I'll never forget.
You sweetened the chapel the day I vowed,
A virginal bride, footprinting a cloud.
We made lovely memories, engraved on my soul,
(blush) HUSH! Some shouldn't be told.
Many others have scented my wrists,
But you,my true love; sweet Springtime Bliss.
I spray you now, mist falls on my hair,
Cold winters vanish with Spring in the air.
Another spritz then enwraps my skin,
Time flies backward, I'm a virgin again.
10th July, 2016 (last edited: 17th July, 2016)
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
Tephra Show all reviews
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

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