Lilybelle - yep, just a tiny dab of vintage Opium is just enough. I think it's interesting that you have 'smoking' associations with it. For me, when I wear it, I think of being a kid when this came out and watching my family at some party dancing to disco music (probably my Mom or someone wore Opium??) It just smells so 70's, to me. Which I love.
Mike, I don’t understand the smoking association, but the classics often make me want a cig (which I haven’t had in years), or make me feel like I can catch a phantom whiff of cigarette smoke. It must be an association with that era. So many people smoked, and those potent fragrances always cut through the smoke, really seemed to compliment smoke. Luca Turin talked about that once, and I remember knowing exactly what he meant.
After they almost died, I convinced them to sell them to me and have nursed them back to health and am seeing the first Pitchers forming and opening up.
That does sound gratifying.
Larimar, we haven’t heard from Ms. Raitt in a while. Thank you for the link.
I’m wearing a dab of VC&A First edp this afternoon from a vintage mini. I’m enjoying a coffret of vintage minis that I bought recently that includes First edp, Opium edt, Oscar parfum, and Volupté edt. This First edp smells richer and more animalic than my current version of First edt. I love my First edt because I love fragrances that sparkle like diamonds. The edp is sexy, though. I love the Opium, too. Volupté is nice in the beginning but died in the finish. Next up is Oscar. Maybe this evening.
(((Quarry))), I was thinking about you today. I miss you. I’m looking forward to seeing you posting again when you can.