Originally Posted by Pimpinett
Many of the older Lauders - Youth Dew most definitely would never have been released by a mainstream company as it is today, likewise Knowing and Azurée. In a way, I still find it shocking - posivitely so - that Angel is the runaway success it is, it's anything but bland and harmless. Have we mentioned Bvlgari Black?
You're absolutely right about these- I'd include White Linen in that group as well, because its electric overdose of aldehydes goes so far past the point of "prim, clean American fragrance" that it creates something entirely different. Stephen Jones, with its note of "burning meteorite" or whatever, is a clear descendant. Azuree and Alliage in particular smell just like so many current niche releases, but way better and are practically given away for free, and they last for DAYS on skin. All of the Lauder chypres seem to be unaffected by oakmoss restrictions as well...I mean, have you smelled Knowing lately? Such a wonderful company.