All the green threads heralding spring and the weekend of chypre sniffing got me craving my very first foray into vintage perfumery, Replique by Raphael Paris
, for today's SotD. I have both vintage parfum and edt and they are stunning. A perfect green for winter without being "wintergreen" (neither pine nor mint) and although a heavy and warming green a nice choice for the not-quite-spring-yet climate here.
Top: Bergamot oil, Clary Sage oil, Coriander, Neroli, Orange
Heart: Clove Bud oil, Jasmin, Orris, Rose, Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang
Base: Amber, Civet, Leather, Moss, Musk, Patchouli, Vanilla
I get a lush, citrusy, animalic, spicy, barbershop, green, floral, oriental, chypre (yes it's a kitchen sink scent, but not overwhelmingly so) vibe that starts bright and ends dark.
This ad shows the parfum flacon.
Long Lost Perfumes makes a contemporary copy... I haven't smelled it, but the vintage pops up online quite a bit.
Hope everyone has a great start to the week!