• Discontinued Fragrances: Gone But Not Forgotten!

    This week sees the release of the Michael Edwards book 'Fragrances of the World' 2012. Not only does the book list newcomers, but also those fragrances that have now dearly departed. Some of interest to Basenotes readers are:

    From Azzaro


    • The 'Pure' line - Pure Vetiver, Pure Cedrat, Pure Lavander,
    • Azzaro Now for men and women
    • Azzaro Twin for men and women
    • Silver Black for Men


    ALL pre-Coty Balenciaga is now discontinued (so the line now consists of just Balenciaga Paris, and its flankers):

    These are gone:

    • Le Dix
    • Cristobal
    • Cristobal pour Homme
    • Balenciaga pour Homme
    • Eau de Cristobal


    Boucheron

    All Feminine fragrance from Boucheron (apart from 1988's 'Boucheron') are discontinued (including Jaipur, Initial, Trouble, Miss Boucheron, B)

    Cacharel
    Liberté and Nemo are gone

    Chloe
    All pre-Coty Chloe is discontinued (anything before 2008)


    Creed

    • Citrus Bigarage
    • Orange Spice
    • Jasmal
    • 2000 Fleurs
    • Royal English Leather
    • Baie de Genievre


    All pre-L'Oreal Diesel is discontinued (anything launched before Fuel for Life)

    Emporio Armani
    In both she and he variants:

    • White
    • Night
    • City Glam
    • Remix


    Givenchy

    • Amarige Mariage



    Gwen Stefani's original 'L' fragrance (all that's left is the Harajuku Lovers products)

    Kylie Minogue

    • Showtime
    • Couture
    • Inverse for Men


    Paul Smith

    • Floral
    • Story
    • London for Men + Women


    Valentino
    All discontined apart from Rock n Rose (2006) and Valentina (2011)

    Some of the above may already have been hard to get as supplies dwindled.
    We also have some news from L'Artisan Parfumeur about some items that are in their sale that have been discontinued. They have told us the following:
    Here is the list of the items we have discontinued in ths sale:


    • Vanille Absolument 50 ml
    • Piment Brulant 50 ml
    • Poivre Piquant 50 ml
    • Passage d’enfer 50 ml
    • Dzongkha 50 ml
    • L eau du navigateur 100 ml
    • Tea for Two 100 ml
    • Candle 175 gr : Jacinthe et feu de bois, Trefles a 4 fleurs, sous la glycine
    • Candle 35 gr : parfum de feuilles, traversee du bosphore, pour des prunes


    Jean Paul Gautier
    In the UK, Jean paul gaultier monsieur has been discontinued apart from the three most popular lines

    Eau Du Matin
    Powder Bronzer
    Face Wash

    Fragrances of the World is available now. Order from the official site before 31 January 2012 and get 10% off.

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    Comments 19 Comments
    1. sspurs's Avatar
      sspurs -
      I am seeking Coty's "MASUMI" fragrance since a loooong time ..... please let me know if available anyplace.
    1. MFfan310's Avatar
      MFfan310 -
      In America, Azzaro "Silver Black" was called Azzaro "Onyx" for some reason. Haven't seen it at department stores in years.
    1. rickbr's Avatar
      rickbr -
      Added to those ones there is also the Cartier planned discontinuations: Le Baiser du Dragon EDT, EDP, Parfum, Delices EDP, Eau Fruitee, Parfum, Panthere EDP, Legere, Parfum
    1. unregistered's Avatar
      unregistered -
      So what will poor TJMaxx have left to sell?
    1. Redneck Perfumisto's Avatar
      Redneck Perfumisto -
      Better fix the website - I could not place an order from the US (using the Safari browser, but one link gave me a bad URL and a 404 anyway)....
    1. michailG's Avatar
      michailG -
      THANK you Lila! I just ordered my first L´Artisan Parfumeur fragrance! It’s my first blind buy as well based solely on Basenotes reviews (especially one reviewer)! Wish me luck! ... with the “passage to ...” ;-)
    1. amart71017's Avatar
      amart71017 -
      I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR CULPEPER STEPHANOTIS TOILET WATER FOR A LONG TIME. DO ANY OF OUR ENGLISH MEMBER'S KNOW WHER IT CAN BE FOUND. I CALLED CULPEPER AND ASKED IF THEY WOULD RE-RELEASE IT AND WAS TOLD THATINGREDIANTS TO MAKE WERE NOT AVAILABLE ANF THE EXPSENSE WAS VERY COSTLY. tHE FLORIS t.w. IS TOO SWEET AND OTHER SUGGESTIONS?
    1. memories's Avatar
      memories -
      Quote Originally Posted by sspurs View Post
      I am seeking Coty's "MASUMI" fragrance since a loooong time ..... please let me know if available anyplace.
      Try "Etsy" and put in vintage perfumes.
    1. memories's Avatar
      memories -
      Quote Originally Posted by sspurs View Post
      I am seeking Coty's "MASUMI" fragrance since a loooong time ..... please let me know if available anyplace.
      Try "Etsy" and serach under vintage perfumes.
    1. david's Avatar
      david -
      This is why I love Michael Edwards and his attention to detail - including the past as well as the present. Thank you Michael !!!
    1. Lila Das Gupta's Avatar
      Lila Das Gupta -
      Quote Originally Posted by michailG View Post
      THANK you Lila! I just ordered my first L´Artisan Parfumeur fragrance! It’s my first blind buy as well based solely on Basenotes reviews (especially one reviewer)! Wish me luck! ... with the “passage to ...” ;-)
      Michail, Good Luck!
      Let us know how you got on and whether you liked it.
      Passage D'Enfer is a personal favourite of mine.
    1. Lila Das Gupta's Avatar
      Lila Das Gupta -
      Quote Originally Posted by amart71017 View Post
      I HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR CULPEPER STEPHANOTIS TOILET WATER FOR A LONG TIME. DO ANY OF OUR ENGLISH MEMBER'S KNOW WHER IT CAN BE FOUND. I CALLED CULPEPER AND ASKED IF THEY WOULD RE-RELEASE IT AND WAS TOLD THATINGREDIANTS TO MAKE WERE NOT AVAILABLE ANF THE EXPSENSE WAS VERY COSTLY. tHE FLORIS t.w. IS TOO SWEET AND OTHER SUGGESTIONS?
      Regarding Culpeper, the company went into administration in February 2011. It was very sad because the shops had quite a following here. You can't get Stephanotis Toilet Water any longer. The lawyers for the company tell me that no one has bought the company or company name, all the stock was sold off before the company went bust.
    1. rttoronto's Avatar
      rttoronto -
      Let the hoarding begin!
    1. Nukapai's Avatar
      Nukapai -
      Dzongkha?

      *distraught*

    1. Lila Das Gupta's Avatar
      Lila Das Gupta -
      RIP Creed Royal English Leather

      We were going to include this for our March talk on Leather fragrances.
      http://www.meetup.com/Perfume-Lovers-London/

      Just been told by the supplier that it is now discontinued.
    1. ScreamingMonkey's Avatar
      ScreamingMonkey -
      Quote Originally Posted by sspurs View Post
      I am seeking Coty's "MASUMI" fragrance since a loooong time ..... please let me know if available anyplace.
      Check this site:
      http://www.fragrancenet.com/masumi-p...wf/en_US/21935
    1. amart71017's Avatar
      amart71017 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Lila Das Gupta View Post
      Regarding Culpeper, the company went into administration in February 2011. It was very sad because the shops had quite a following here. You can't get Stephanotis Toilet Water any longer. The lawyers for the company tell me that no one has bought the company or company name, all the stock was sold off before the company went bust.
      Thank you so much for letting me know I loved their toilet waters:
    1. kumquat's Avatar
      kumquat -
      Jamal gone? This is so sad!
    1. suburbanites's Avatar
      suburbanites -
      Add Creed Santal Imperial to the list, as well.