Eau de Patou
QUE VIVA!!!!!!! by Escada. OMG!! I wish they would bring it back. I looooooved that stuff and man did it love me. It smelled so goood on me. I would also bring back that Escada sport frag line they had one summer. There was an orange, green and blue one. I looooooved the blue one. I think it was called Feeling Free or Spirit Free or something.....yes I'm too lazy to go look at the directory lol. Oh you did say one didn't you lol. I can't help it. I'ma BNer. One just isn't in my perfume vocabulary lol.
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Eau de Patou
The original Chloe with tuberose.
Comme des Garcons - Burnt Sugar.
Just so I wouldn't have to go so slowly with my current bottle which took me forever to find.
I changed my mind. I don't need a Cloud City perfume. Bring back Halston Couture, and with the old oakmoss please.
Iris Gris by Jacques Fath, of course.
"Realize deeply that the present moment is all you will ever have."
-- Eckhart Tolle
Oh, I'm so glad Halstone Couture, Eau de Patou (exquisite) and the original Femme formulation have all been mentioned.
And then there's Deneuve, of course.
And Gauloise by Molyneux.
And Lanvin's My Sin.
And just about all the Schiaparellis: Sleeping, Zut!, and so on.
This is naughty of me, as we are only supposed to pick one ... but:
how could I have forgotten the original ('80s) Armani for Her? So lovely. And regrettably, Armani White has now gone the same way.
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I think 1stperfume is the one etailer that most people on basenotes know to avoid. Folks correct me if I'm wrong about this? (see other threads for more info)
To answer your query, I haven't tried many of the uber classics, so my bring back would be Faberge Woodhue. I just loved it as a teen, and the reformulation is not the same.
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Apart from resurrecting the original formulas of great classics, I would bring back two that are gone altogether:
Coty La Rose Jacqueminot
I am lucky enough to have small decants of each, and am wearing Chypre right now. When I first tried it last year , believeing it to be new to me beforehand, I was rather upset to find that I knew it well from childhood but would rather not smell it again for the associations it raised. I'm past all that now. I adore it. I am wearing it this evening to help repel doubts and anxieties. When I first tried it , those very things were the results of the fragrance itself.
I marvel at how a scent of perfection, plus even a little time, can change one's perspective.
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If I could restore just one reformulated fragrance, it would be Shalimar.
If I could bring back one discontinued fragrance, it would be Deneuve.
How odd - I was on the Lloyds Pharmacy website yesterday, ordering a bargain bottle of Burberry for Women for my mother-in-law, and spotted it. Was surprised to see it still in circulation with the hype around the new one.
I don't know why Armani keep killing all their nicest products. Night was discontinued at some point, too, causing my budding-perfumista-self to have an anxiety attack. It's the only scent I've ever repurchased, AND I like the bottle. Bah humbug.
Turns out it was never discontinued in the first place, and I fell out of love halfway into my second bottle.
You've all forgotten I already listed one, right?
That means I can resurrect Pink Pepper/Poivre Rose by the Body Shop. I still think it's a dead ringer for OJ Woman.
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Tuxedo by Ralph Lauren for the gals.
I wish someone would make a good copy of Versailles pour Homme by Jean Desprez for the guys.
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Deneuve for me, too.....that stuff was intoxicatingly wonderful!
ChantillyLace: I had a bf in the mid/late 80's and I bought him a gift set of Bene by Ben Rickert.
It came with a little blue soap on a rope and as ridiculous as it sounds, it was in the figure of a hippopotamus. That scent was amazing, I hadn't thought about it for a long time and you reminded me. I see why you lament it so.
Iquitos by Alain Delon.
I have a reasonable supply of this to keep me going for quite a long time but even so, no way should this be discontinued!
Can't stop at one, must list two:
Guerlain Djedi -- love it and i'm nursing a few drops left
Lanvin Scandal -- I have managed to purchase a couple of unopened bottles, but alas, the topnotes on them are very fleeting.
I'm simplifying my life. For Sale Thread (some niche, some designer):
Love's Fresh Lemon in the original formulation. It was a great hot-weather cologne.
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Musings and random thoughts about the genie in the bottle
old formula: Rive Gauche
Fragrance: Gucci III
The original SHOCKING by Elsa Schiaparelli ~ there is NOTHING to replace the civet in that golden juice!
Emilio Pucci " Signor VIVARA " and the female version of 1965
Have I told you about the scent of jasmine? Have I spoken about the smell of the sea? The earth is scented. And I perfume myself to enhance what I am. That's why I can not wear a perfume that bothers me. Perfuming is an instinctive wisdom. And like all art, it requires some knowledge of yourself..."
Clarice Lispector ( 1920-1977) - Perfumes da Terra / Earth Perfumes
Polo Crest by RL or Jil Sander Feeling Man.
Discontinued: Balenciaga's Michelle (with Djedi running a close, close second!)
Restore to former glory: Emeraude
I'd like Montana Parfum de Peau to be restored to its former eighties glory. The stuff that has its name nowadays is awful. Parfum de Peau used to have a brightness to it and was very sophisticated - sleek but vibrant. I'd like Gucci Accenti to be brought back only because I'm curious about it having read reviews by people who loved it.