Discontinued Fragrances: Gone But Not Forgotten!

by Lila Das Gupta, 25th January, 2012

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

    • sspurs | 25th January 2012 18:40

      I am seeking Coty's "MASUMI" fragrance since a loooong time ..... please let me know if available anyplace.

    • MFfan310 | 25th January 2012 19:14

      In America, Azzaro "Silver Black" was called Azzaro "Onyx" for some reason. Haven't seen it at department stores in years.

    • rickbr | 25th January 2012 21:00

      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

    • unregistered | 25th January 2012 22:28

      So what will poor TJMaxx have left to sell?

    • Redneck Perfumisto | 26th January 2012 06:35

      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)....

    • michailG | 27th January 2012 14:19

      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 ...” ;-)

    • amart71017 | 28th January 2012 18:54

      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?:huh:

    • memories | 29th January 2012 21:00

      Try "Etsy" and put in vintage perfumes.

    • memories | 29th January 2012 21:01

      Try "Etsy" and serach under vintage perfumes.

    • david | 29th January 2012 22:12

      This is why I love Michael Edwards and his attention to detail - including the past as well as the present. Thank you Michael !!!

    • Lila Das Gupta | 30th January 2012 15:40

      Michail, Good Luck!

      Let us know how you got on and whether you liked it.

      Passage D'Enfer is a personal favourite of mine.

    • Lila Das Gupta | 30th January 2012 15:51

      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.

    • Nukapai | 31st January 2012 14:34

      Dzongkha?

      *distraught*

      :undecided:

    • amart71017 | 5th February 2012 00:49

      Thank you so much for letting me know I loved their toilet waters::sad:

    • kumquat | 5th February 2012 17:12

      Jamal gone? This is so sad!

    • suburbanites | 10th February 2012 13:00

      Add Creed Santal Imperial to the list, as well.