Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc
That 'sparkle' you mention, I'd reckon are the aldehydes,
as they are indeed artificial ... litterally!
N°22 have a similar opening, just times 10!
I look forward to hearing your thoughts..!
I found No. 22 very familiar...I think one of my aunts wore it when I was staying with her for 2 months about a decade ago.
The aldehyde kick is as potent as advertised!
Then I watched a youtube perfume collection video where the owner(who has been wearing this scent for ages) said it smells like 'baby powder scent with a bit of a kick', and I thought : "That's it!"
Maybe Chanel should compete with J & J?
Anyway, the funny thing is: The seller is known among some circles to be a serial counterfeiter of vintage scents, so my purchase in 99% likelihood a cheap No.22 EDT with dye added to make it seem vintage.
So I brought this up to him, mentioning a reddish staining of the label on the bottle.
Within 5 hours, I got a refund of the price & shipping!
My first free perfume...dye or not, it's great...