Well, I'm wearing it today. Madame Mille. It comes as a huge relief since I have been hoarding it for several years and I have more than just the above stash to show for it. I bought a 2 oz bottle that popped up on Ebay because a certain someone, namely Le Mouchoir de Monsieur insisted that it was an "important" bottle...whatever that means....I have a vast stash of the Eaux as well, de Toilette, de Parfum, the works. . It is the scent that Le
This was a scent I would (most likely) never have chosen on my own. Too rare. Too obscure. Even I would probably not have run across It left to my own devices. Still, a classic vintage from a classic house...a dainty light green chypre with citrus, iris and mimosa, over a simple yet classic ambery base. Sheer at first, but with some backbone. A fine upstanding *young lady's* scent ...The air of a morning stroll along Madison Ave, in Mid march 1965, wearing a matching ivory skirt suit and gloves.
When I first came to BN, I really didn't care for them. The Chypres. The mossiness was sort of a dealbreaker for me. Just too old lady. But as I collected vintage bottles, interspersed with occasional trips to retail establishments, I began to notice when the restricted ingredients weren't there, and I missed moss and clove and everything else. In spite of myself, I started appreciating and even liking the retro chypres. Vintage Chantilly, vintage 1000, Arpege, and