Originally Posted by scentemental
[blue]Entertaining set of vignettes Chris.
I am interested to know, was that the original Signoricci (a.k.a. Signoricci 1, which came in a red box with a lion on the front) or was it what now passes for Signoricci (a.k.a. Signoricci 2, which came in a brown and gold trimmed box with a lion on it) that your grandfather wore? Either way, your grandfather was one cool dude with seriously good taste. Now we know where you get it from. [smiley=wink.gif]
Hey, Scentemental, thanks for the kind words.
I'm pretty sure it was a mini of what now passes for Signoricci, or the "Signoricci 2." Pretty sure, that is, but not certain. The bottle shape as I recall it had similarities to both of the 1970s releases of Signoricci that the BN directory shows us. I think I'd have to smell them all again, even my long lost mini, to be certain.
I wish I knew if my grandfather wore it. The scent I most remember of him was the smoke of Salem cigarettes in bright sunlight. For fragrance he wore some traditional edc formulation that might have been 4711 or C-M's number six. It also could have been Acqua di Parma, which almost always reminds me of him, but seems like something he'd never approve of purchasing. I thought his wife, my grandmother, always wore Diptyque's Olene the first day I ever smelled Olene, but it was released in 1995--long after I'd been smelling whatever it was on her. So my notions of what both my grandparents wore have just gone pffft out the window. I really suspect that the mini of Signoricci I received was from some gift with purchase for something else he purchased. I sure wish I knew for certain what that might have been.
The Signoricci was great stuff, when I remembered to put it on. I'm sure I never wore enough to get any sillage though, and I'm sure I just forgot about it when I had it on even more than forgetting about it after a shower before school in the morning.
Thanks for asking! I love the life stories that come with how we make ourselves smell.