Hey Vintage Vamps,
There has been rather a lot going on around here. To be honest I’m feeling a little frazzled, but happily frazzled. Part of the fun of selling and moving is finding stuff you’d forgotten about. There I was innocently cleaning out my frag cupboard and I stumbled across this lovely vintage decant, and boy is it good? The answer is YES! It is freaking amazing. I bought the decant in a sale on Perfumed Court and they still have some…
Fete by Molyneux 1962
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Caraway, plum, peach, bergamot, Brazilian rosewood
Heart: Lilac, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang
Base: Leather, sandalwood, benzoin, civet, oakmoss, vanilla
Opening with a very slightly shrill whistle of fruit and citrus with what feels a bit aldehydes getting near age turn. The fruits are canned and sweet and really I can’t distinguish them very well because they are a jammy blend that only lasts a minute or two before some feral big cal walks in and sits on them all adding its ass to the mix, not suffocating the fruit but changing it and deepening it.
Though I can tell there is a heart and it is very lovely in a vintage fragrance way my enjoyment really comes when all the base takes over. That lovely smooth peaty moss that casts its shadow beside the civet, woods, leather and resins is gorgeous. I am a movie star and dressed in the finest Edith Head gown, with arched brows, lavish long tresses and sitting on a settee looking winsomely out the glass doors over the glittering pool. All the while the man I end up with at the end of the film is wise cracking with the crowd and generally being the most popular sharp at the party. This could even be the type of fragrance Neely O’Hara would have worn. No, not Neely, Helen Lawson. That great grande dame of theatre in Valley of the Dolls, who I proudly modeled my own self upon. IO think Fete would have appealed to the fun in her, its fruity zing a great opening but the rich dark base would be her fragrant calling card.
Fete by Molyneux GIVEAWAY
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
This week we will have 2 Winners who will each get:
1 x 5ml Vintage Fete by Molyneux decant
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