Thanks for the link, jujy! It reminded me of a question I meant to ask- were these originally intended for specific types of fur? For example, I had noticed there was a scent called Chinchilla- was this in fact meant to be worn on chinchilla? Was Zibeline meant for sable? Just wondering!
I finished up with the Zibelines, tough scent to pin a label on but I want to call it a floriental, I think. The parfum was my pick of the three; long lasting on my skin with the aldehydes and sweetish cherry almond heliotrope taking their sweet time to play out. Wonderful fluffy fur drydown with a gorgeous, semi-powdery amber, civet, something incense-y ( more of that sandalwood, I believe) and in the parfum in particular, I'm sensing musk. Not sure if it's real animal musk or a nitro-musk but it is definitely not what we're accustomed to these days when a scent claims musk. Just divine and decadent. The PDT was much the same for me but with a shorter lifespan. Do think the top has gone off a bit in PDT, didn't get nearly as much aldehydic sparkle as with parfum. Whitefluffy asked about use of bath oils- either way is appropriate. A capful in the bathwater is heavenly, a real treat. But bath oils have often been worn on skin, just like a parfum. Again, found the bath oil to be very similar to the others, just a bit more herbal-green and a bit lighter on animalics. Would love to take a bath with this stuff. Really like Zibeline, strikes me as a real flapper scent- a bad girl in the lap of luxury. Completely understand cacio's Emeraude association, also thought of vintage Chantilly due to the amber. Another scent I hated to send away!
But I did, the package is en route to CivetLady! Thanks to both you and jujy for the opportunity to try these. I am truly better educated for having participated in this. Found some real beauties, too! Favorites are Antilope (above all), Zibeline, Weil de Weil and Bambou. This house had civet mastered. I love the drydowns in the vintages and these things are simply not possible in modern perfumes. Was a very special treat to be able to smell real animalics and sandalwood in such abundance. Really a chance that does not come often and I'm so grateful! Jujy, you really are queen of the universe!