Marquis by Crown/Anglia perfumery?
Or Coriandre by Jean Couturier?
Thread: Teaser # 88.
Have you been missing them? Here comes! :wave:
You heard the whisper of petunias last night?
Their so fleeting and exotic autumn blight
And, please correct me if I am wrong, it was polite,
Like her -- Marie!
Its spicy rose is a salute to all things fall,
Neroli's exuberantly contageous sudden squall,
In hearty mossy tapestry of short days, ya'll
Love to love it, guarantee!
Good luck and please stay in good spirits!
Last edited by Twolf; 23rd December 2006 at 07:14 AM. Reason: # 87 solved
Welcome back! Of course we've been missing them--and you! Hope you had a great vacation. I'm leaving soon myself, but I'll try--
How about Coeur Joie, by Nina Ricci (AKA Maria Nielli).
No, not yet. "Love to love" this lesser known "love"! BTW, while reading helg's response, I realized it is very close to Coriandre and Agent Provocateur (just like I like them!) and can be found cheap at Imagination Parfumery!
Petunias are not shown as a note anywhere I have searched, but it is definitely there, together with ylang-ylang and orange blossom, all on a woody-mossy-slightly ambery base.
Is it Chanel No. 19? (And Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor?)
Can it be Goutal's Petite Chérie? just thinking and 'small' synphonies...
Plus I remember Turin saying its secret is to be empowered by tomato leaves or something ad definitely petunias are from the same botanical family of tomatoes...
Histoire d'Amour by Aubusson? (flailing a bit wildly here; right notes and somewhere it said that the theme from Love Story was in G minor--no musician, I)
Who has ever doubted you, my dear lilybp, they do not know what they are talking about! You are the LADY! She got it again, folks, and got it right! It is History of Love or Love Story from Aubusson Parfums (remember also Ines de la Fressange?).
Other clues mentioned in the riddle:
-- tapestry of days (Aubusson is a town known world-wide for its tapestries since the 13th century);
-- Marie France Archambault -- Vice President of Aubusson Parfums, the wife of Gerald Archambault, who is the nose (???) behind their scents;
-- music by Frances Lai in G min written for the movie "Love Story" based on Erick Segal book;
-- "Where do I begin?" is the first line of "si-re-re-si-si" -- mentioned in one of the clues;
-- petunias -- on the stopper and as a note itself, although it is debatable.
What a totally underappreciated scent it is, let me tell ya'll! The year was 1984 and it is one of them cases when the fragrance is very unpredictable ranging from soft enchanting spicy rose on the trellis and honeyed petunias to the brutal sharp wild thing with the notes of:
Top: Mandarin, bergamot, neroli, basil, osmanthus;
Heart: jasmine, rose, narcissus, orange blossom, ylang-ylang, galbanum;
Base: musk (not your white musk, but a real animalic "dirty" thing, and I am under the impression that it has -- unlike many other fragrances out there -- never been reformulated), oakmoss, patchouli, amber, vetiver, sandalwood.
And $17.99 at ImaginationParfumery for 100ml EdT is a steal of a deal if you ask me.
Thank you for playing and please stay tuned -- hehehe-- for another round!
How on earth do you do it - amazing!!!
Welcome back,Twolf, hope you`ve had a fine vacation.
Welcome back, Twolf, missed you!
Lilybp, I just discovered this thread and you already solved the teaser!!! I just can't keep up with your speed - go, go, go gal!
I'll stop wearing black when they make something darker
Blushing--and still have no idea how to find the blushing icon--thank you! And thanks especially to the wonderfully creative and knowledgeable Twolf! So glad to see everyone here again! Leaving soon for the weekend!
Thank you for missing them and for all your kindest words! Autumn is my favorite season because one can wear all perfumes imaginable and make teasers about them too. :bounce: Here is to another unpopular fragrance.
Down to earth is this wonderful hoax,
Ambery sun in a dark room,
Delicate as the taut bowstring, folks,
Utmost self-confidence boom!
Not just a blatant expression of money--
Never an object, I know --
Precious woods and vanilla and honey,
Commonplace magic, in slow-mo.
Yes, it's incongruent, controlling, consoling,
One spray is more than enough.
Philip the Great's court was so cajoling!
His land produced this hot stuff!
Good luck and please stay in good spirits!
Last edited by Twolf; 24th October 2006 at 04:49 AM.
I came late again to the Francis Lai song (the si-re-re-si-si, re-re-si-si-re-mi-re-do etc.)....but I don't think I would pick the name of the perfume quite as quick either. (maybe would try with other love stories). Although I have tried the perfume myself, but to my memory it is not mossy, more ambery floriental. Hmm...
Congrats for the win to Lilypb!
Now this one is more up my alley, if I deciphered it right.(hope I did)
Has to be L'eau trois by Diptyque, right?
The "ambery sun in a dark room/down to earth hoax" reminds me of the story of Perdikas in Herodotus and the sun sign of the rulers of Macedonia in Greece.
(second choice would be Eau Lente, but that is not associated with Philip's land but with Alexander's time, which is vague about place since he conquered half the known world! And Eau d'Elide, but that's more Arcadian in concept. )
Some very good guesses here, thank you!
To helg: wonderful logic, but the fragrance is NOT niche.
To lilybp: #14 was about Byzance.
To docluv45: I know, I know "Femme" or "Homme" on the box does not really mean anything, however, this one happens to be "Femme".
[Disclaimer: I do hope you are not beginning on the assumption that Yokoslavian oakmoss has any historic reference with Philip, LOL, because Macedonia is a broad geographical term, while Philip was definitely greek and not related to FYROM in any way! OK, off with the political/ethnicity overtones, LOL]
Apivita's Euphoria? (although there is no honey note in there, it does give the feeling of a subdued woody-vanillic ambery frag, only the body products in the line feature white chocolate notes)
Korres Vanilla-Cinnamon? (which is very woody)
Part of the "Venus" collection that comes in ancient style ceramic pots, often depicting historical personages?
On another note, entirely:
Coty's L'origan? (since orregano is so prevalent in areas that Philip lived? and the rest of the notes for it are not so unusual in that place in the map either)
Sorry, none of the above, although I see and appreciate your brilliant connotations.
I realize, it is not a place to discuss politics, but I meant a different Philip, who was more connected with Italy than Macedonia or Greece, who had "one of the poorest European courts, but the one with the most style". He is still called "the Great" in his country, and the quote comes from the fragrance designer.
Sicily alluding to Filippo di Borbone and the reign of two Sicilies?
(in NY, sniffing)--Acqua di Parma Terre Rosse?
Ok, Twolf, thanks for the compliment and the clarification. You see I was set on that Phillip. Next choice would be Phillip of Spain of course. But you say it's an italian one.
Darn, the Two Sicilies connection was a good guess.
So.....what should I say?
Capitalising on the Positano/Amalfi connection and Le Sinenuse.
The Paestum Rose Eau d'Italie ? Or Bois d'Ombrie? Sienne L'hiver?
I haven't smelled either one of them, no clue about notes.
But you said NON niche. Hmmmmmm.......
Philip of Swabia is a German king, right? (Of course it was then called Holy "Roman" Empire of the German nation....so that's why the allusion to Italy?)
Black forest is tied to Switzerland which ties with the bowstring.
(This brings to mind Andy Tauer, but you said not niche. Grrr.....)
Was thinking about Tosca by Muelhens. (But although a cheap one, the notes don't match). 4711 eau de Cologne. (Same problem.)
Wait: Swiss Army Cologne?
It is from a German designer, with Nadja Auermann being a face (when they used a model) and Peter Schmidt being a bottle creator. Like Tosca, this fragrance has some aldehydes in top notes, but mostly it is a down-to-earth ambery scent. Honey is not shown as a note, and being an oriental fragrance, it is sort of standing out with minimal use of spices, hence "incongruent".
The designer's logo is a thistle.
Congratulations! You got it, helg!
Joop! Femme has an identity with an exclamation point, for sure, and it surprisingly does not get very many reviews in the Directory. I tried searching Joop! fragrances in messages, and the result shows that they are more discussed on the Gentlemen's side of the forum. Sometimes I think Joop! Femme does border on unisex in the beginning, but its fruity-honeyed heart (with no fruit notes again!) inevitably lead to the heady-animalic-down to earth drydown. It grows on me every time I wear it, and I can't help noticing new aspects and nuances of this "commonplace magic in slow-mo"!
Top: Bergamot, lemon, neroli (citrus is not fruit in perfumery, right?), aldehydes;
Heart: rose, jasmine, orange blossom;
Base: sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, vanilla, amber, musk, civet.
Returning to fruit and honey: I feel sun-dried apples and falling leaves, nothing really "pops out" though, like in a well-tailored suit -- good material, impeccable cut and clean seams. All IMHO, though.
As for the price: it is not really cheap-cheap here, 50ml for $39.99 at the drug stores, but not very many of them carry it nowadays, and of course, it can be found cheaper at the internet retailers and on e-Bay.
Thanks again for guessing and reading, it means the whole world to me!
Last edited by Twolf; 24th October 2006 at 04:54 AM.