Pimpinett's Fragrance Wardrobe





    Fond of good, old-fashioned heavy hitters, which shows, I think. My tastes (obviously) run mostly towards wood, spices, powder, resins and incense, but I'm branching out towards chypres, aldehydes, leathers, greens and powdery florals. I try to buy and keep only the ones that really speak to me, but I find it hard to resist a bargain, and I am discovering in myself a slightly alarming tendency to hoard different concentrations and vintages of favourite fragrances.

    Also present, but not accounted for in the directory:
    Byredo M/Mink
    Novaya Zarya Krasnaya Moskva - an early- to mid-20th century bottle, warm, powdery and heady carnation. Lovely!
    Parfums Guelvy Fleur de Tabac - also early 20th century, sweet, powdery oriental with a prominent tobacco note, very beautiful.
    Barngen Shantung EdC - 50's or 60's vintage, citrusy vanillic oriental. Generic, but not bad.
    Parfums Abd Allah - a syrupy vintage mystery from the south of France. Musky amber, sweet, pungent and slightly strange with rubbery topnotes.
    Turkish perfume oil that may have been named Harem, for all I remember - rather like citrus marmalade, the best kind.
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    FragranceLast WornWearsRatingLongevity
    Angel (1992)
    Thierry Mugler
    Azurée (1969)
    Estée Lauder
    16th Mar 201112
    Bal à Versailles (1962)
    Jean Desprez
    16th Mar 20119
    Bandit (1944)
    Robert Piguet
    17th Mar 20118
    Bas de Soie (2010)
    Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    2nd Dec 20114
    Borneo 1834 (2005)
    Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    11th Mar 20116
    Cabochard (1959)
    Grès
    24th Mar 20117
    Chaos (1996)
    Donna Karan
    25th Jan 201113
    Chypre de Coty (1917)
    Coty
    Dior Dior (1976)
    Christian Dior
    4th Apr 20119
    Dirt (1996)
    Demeter Fragrance Library
    Eau Noire Cologne (2004)
    Christian Dior
    11th Dec 20103
    Eau Sauvage (1966)
    Christian Dior
    Féminité du Bois (1992)
    Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    3rd Nov 20109
    Fête (1962)
    Molyneux
    Fracas (1948)
    Robert Piguet
    15th Dec 20101
    Fumerie Turque (2003)
    Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    Habanita (1921)
    Molinard
    31st Mar 201124
    Krasnaya Moskva / Red Moscow (1913)
    Novaya Zarya
    L'Aimant (1927)
    Coty
    22nd Sep 20106
    L'Air du Temps (1948)
    Nina Ricci
    Le Temps d'Une Fête (2006)
    Nicolaï
    24th Mar 201110
    M/Mink (2010)
    Byredo
    Ma Griffe (1946)
    Carven
    22nd Jul 20102
    Maja (1921)
    Myrurgia
    Messe de Minuit (1994)
    Etro
    24th Sep 20101
    Miss Balmain (1967)
    Pierre Balmain
    Miss Dior Originale (previously Miss Dior) (1947)
    Christian Dior
    23rd Mar 20115
    Mitsouko (1919)
    Guerlain
    No. 5 (1921)
    Chanel
    13th Dec 20103
    Parfum Sacré (1990)
    Caron
    23rd Dec 201011
    parfums*PARFUMS Series 3 Incense: Ouarzazate (2002)
    Comme des Garçons
    25th Mar 201120
    Primitif (1956)
    Max Factor
    Rochas Femme (new) (1989)
    Rochas
    8th Mar 201111
    Sandalwood
    Demeter Fragrance Library
    21st Jul 20102
    Shaal Nur (1997)
    Etro
    30th Jul 20102
    Shalimar (1925)
    Guerlain
    11th Jan 20112
    Youth Dew (1953)
    Estée Lauder
    30th Jan 20115