I am also interested in the Patous. I was wondering if you noticed the hazelnut in the Que sais-je?
I found the Adieu Sagasse (in the large EDT) very good. I don't know, but I'd suspect the minis might be different from the big bottles. Also, male skin reads diff than female, of course. I also have an affinity for aldehydes & I esp get on well with those that still have some oak moss. AS has it in spades!
Cocktail is a lighter version of AS. I mean it has a similar vibe. Without looking up the notes, I wore it 2 days ago, I remember it was just a bit more tangy and less mossy. There must be some vetiver, & poss galbanum here. I like this one as well. Also from the large bottle and dry. I think earlier there were several versions, bitter, sweet,dry Cocktail...something like that. They must have been flankers. But when these were re-released, I think maybe only the plain 'Cocktail' version was used.
The one I really love right now is Invitation. I have that in parfum. It is charming. Icouldn't find the notes on it so I bought it blind. It is a floral with some real personality. Not overly amber, with moss in the base. I will have to check my notes on this (it's early). There are blue smelling florals, it may be a well-behaved lavender. The perfumer, Almeras has a carnation base that is modular to his work. Here he seems to build on that and I get some geranium, vanilla & jasmine, too. Overall, it's a delicately balanced floriental. It's just so light and richly golden at the same time, a real work of art, IMO.
Chaldee is supposed to be based on suntan oil (neroli) something like 'Bain de Soleil'.
L'Heure Attendue is a puzzle for me because my bottle is diff. from a sample I have. I suspect the samp may be from a mini. The minis were in the MA set that was sold in the 80's.
My L'HA is high in powdery heliotrope top-notes and sort of stays very strongly high-pitched for an unusually long period. Any subtle dri down is a long time in coming. I am not sure what to make of it.
The overly hyped Vacances was a disappointment. I got a sample from TPC (maybe it was Posh Peasant?) anyway, it was a dull dud, IMO. Watery lavendar & the affore-mentioned carnation. It was a stale Penhaligons clone.
I'm anxious to know more about Delices. If anyone has ever had that one!