It is very nice to have the bath back. And to try new perfumes on clean skin. Having received a sumptuous set of spray vials from the lovely Tora I am working my way through them : the encouraging apricot peach shampoo honey of Sonoma Scent Studio’s Bee’s Bliss – an original take on miel; some Caron extrait of Muguet De Bonheur – so different in the parfum version, so much greener and more multifaceted, among others, and most intriguingly, some 1980’s re-edition Coty Chypre decanted from the above pictured bottle.
It is lovely. Involving. Difficult to de-chypre ( a pun on decipher ). Like golden light witnessed through yellow green leaves, despite the fact that my skin keeps snagging mid-section on a slightly uriny white musk (which might just be the age of the perfume, I don’t know), and that the whole is slightly more bouffant and blue jeans than I would have expected, there is still something here that makes me yearn again for that bottle I once saw in a antique shop in Shinjuku.
17 responses to “80’s Coty Chypre”
How could I forget that siren song of a vintage bottle?
… which in all likelihood is still there, dreaming of each other.
Last time I was there, less than a year ago – it was,.
I had the 80’s re-edition that you have pictured, and it was quite lovely. I would absolutely adore having the one you saw, and wrote about, in the shop in Shinjuku. That vintage parfum must be absolutely divine.
I just never have a spare 800 dollars lying around.
But when I can get back to Tokyo again ( it’s been a year !) I will have to go and see if it is still there. It would be lovely to own.
It would be beyond dreamlike to own.
“De-chypre”! I’m glad you explained that one, as it would otherwise have gone over my head.
My plodding wit.,
Difficult to de-chypre… Will definitely have to steal that phrase, Neil. Hope all is well.
A shame I had to EXPLAIN the joke though.
All is not well, thank you, but I hope it is with you.
I got it before the explanation. Sorry to hear. Comme ci, comme ca here. At least, Trump’s departure has brightened the world a bit. There goes Florida…
This is a true godsend.
It’s just an extraordinary dice with disease every day in my workplace and I am overwhelmed. I hope it is better where you are.
Things are rough here in South Africa, Neil, as they always are. We’re in the second wave. Keep safe.
Pretty much everywhere is rough it seems to me.
I watched Escape From Pretoria last night – pretty good, and very easy on the eyes : men in briefs escaping from prison etc etc.
I was wondering what you thought about the authenticity of the accents.
That’s the one with Daniel Radcliffe. I didn’t get as far as the briefs part, so perhaps I will revisit. Ha! Ha! The South African accents weren’t bad. I’ve heard a lot worse. Not the easiest accent to get right.
Great description, Neil! Bouffant and Blue jeans!
It totally is. Sexier than I would have predicted (Mitsouko is anything but in my opinion).