Emeraude EdC: Vintage by Francois Coty for Coty 1921


Post by Portia


Hey Hey APJ,

My mate Natalie from the sadly defunct site Another Perfume Blog was cleaning out her unwanted samples and decants and gave me an enormous bag of things that she thought I may be interested in trying. The bag is so huge that I find it completely overwhelming and rarely open it. I do look at it often with love for Natalie and thanks that she thought me worthy of such an amazing gift. I’m not sure why but today I was inspired to go rummaging through and found something I’ve been keen to try.

Emeraude EdC: Vintage by Francois Coty for Coty 1921

Emeraude Coty FragranticaPhoto Stolen Fragrantica

Fragrantica gives these featured accords:
Top: Orange, bergamot, lemon
Heart: Jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose, Brazilian rosewood
Base: Amber, sandalwood, patchouli, opoponax, benzoin, vanilla

I’m not sure what the vintage is of the decant that was in the bag but it is a lovely chartreuse colour, pale yellow green, it looks like dangerous poison. Nothing like the modern day-glo green fragrance in the picture above which I have tried in the plastic crowned bottle and quite liked.

Citrus and what smells like galbanum to me are already warmed through by the creamy ylang, resins and woods. This older version is softer and less strident than my previous tries of the modern Emeraude. A furrier, fuzzier green that is so much more than a green. This is a really complex warm green that both cuddles and cools. I could see this being sold as a high end niche in the 21st century, there’s something decidedly balmy about the whole scent. As if it’s not a perfume but a pomade, a thick lotion in a pot or a solid.

Emeraude EdC Vintage green Arcturian PixabayPhoto Stolen Pixabay

Calming and beautiful this Emeraude wears close but still has the power to change the air around you and make the world seem a little more technicolour, slightly more splendid and imperial. Emeraude vintage is like a glamour cast before your nose that makes the world seem lovelier by far to the rest of your senses. The dry down becomes resinous and the vanilla/amber wafts discretely for a couple of hours after the fireworks have burned off.

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This week we will have 1 winner who will receive:
1 x Emeraude EdC vintage decant (about 2ml)
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Open to everyone worldwide who follows AustralianPerfumeJunkies via eMail, WordPress, Bloglovin or RSS. Please leave how you follow in the comments to be eligible. I must be able to check that you follow so if you have an email address on your gravatar that’s different to your follow address then please email me (portia underscore turbo @ yahoo dot com dot au) so I know. Yes, you can start following to enter, in fact it’s encouraged.

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Please tell us what you love about Coty or any vintage fragrance

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Entries Close Sunday 26th July 2015 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winner will be chosen by random.org
The winner will have till Thursday 30th July 2015 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
No responsibility taken for lost or damaged goods in transit.

16 comments on “Emeraude EdC: Vintage by Francois Coty for Coty 1921

  1. gina tabasso says:

    I follow via email. My grandma wore Emeraude!!!!! She died 15 years ago. I want to smell her again.

  2. Jaybee says:

    I’d love to try Emeraude! My favourite Coty years ago was Monsoon. It was my summer fragrance. Sadly now discontinued. I’m an email follower. 🙂

  3. Ksenia says:

    Hi, thank you for the great opportunity!
    Bloglovin – jalesley.
    My favourite vintage perfume is Byzance by Rochas. As often impression is created by smell, bottle and old ads. It is rich and powerful, passionate and a bit highbrow.

  4. Mals86 says:

    You know I love Emeraude! No need to enter me, I’m all stocked up. 🙂 Nice of you (and lovely Natalie) to share.
    What I love best about old Emeraude is that softness. Its so beautiful.
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  5. Tena says:

    What a wonderful giveaway. My Mother wore Emeraude when I was a child, and the current formulations, while nice, do not emit the soft glowing scent I remember smelling when she would come to tuck me in.

    I gleefully follow APJ by email – thank you for the chance to smell Mom again.

  6. Azar says:

    Hi Portia,
    DNEM as I have a good bit of Emeraude in its various incarnations. What I like about all of my vintage Coty perfumes (in general) is that each one has an individual voice, is long lasting and has respectable sillage. I number several old Coty’s in my list of favorites and vintage Coty is the only house in my collection that is actually organized. I don’t collect modern Coty, though. They now make perfumes for so many designers and celebs that it is hard to keep track.
    Azar xx

  7. Marion Low says:

    Emeraude was one of my first perfumes way back in the 60’s. It was very mossy and foresty, smooth and evoked a deep moss green color to me. Most perfumes then we’re so different from each other, no copycats or flankers allowed. The closest to Emeraude is vintage Cabochard in that cheeky bottle, not in smell but in feel. I follow by e-mail and Facebook.

  8. Ellen says:

    Emeraude was one of the first perfumes that I ever tried. My mom loved it as well. Vintage perfumes seem to have more gravitas than most perfumes today. Many of today’s fragrances smell like laundry products to me. I usually want a fragrance that has depth, complexity,and presence without being pretentious. Thank you for this wonderful draw.

  9. hotlanta linda says:

    We have several vintage mini flacons from Coty, and all still! smell elegant ☺️ The depth is what more of today’s scents need! We follow on FB, blog, and mail.

  10. tammy says:

    No need to enter me, as I have plenty, but I had to come on and declare my deep love for vintage Emeraude! Or even the current version, though it is rather sharp.

    I don’t get any citrus at all, and it IS green, though not what I think of when I think of green. You’re absolutely right it’s cool and cuddly at once. It’s a favorite bedtime fragrance for me.

    They sure don’t make ’em like they used to.

  11. poodle says:

    DNEM I just wanted to say I’m a fan of Emeraude too. And also want to add that I miss Natalie and her blog.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Me too Poodle. It was a lovely blog and I loved Natalie’s writing style. She has been to Australia and I was lucky to meet her, beautiful and really funny.
      Portia xx

  12. Fazal says:

    vintage fragrances have that natural feeling which is sometimes missing but i would also say i am fan of synthetic materials…but i do not support such a massive trend for synthetics because some natural ingredients have no substitute..i follow APJ through email

  13. Deb says:

    Coty do trashy and quality with equal aplomb. I have many of their designer/celeb brands but nothing in vintage. I love citrus and soft orientals and Emeraude sounds like perfection. My all time favourite perfume is what is left of my vintage Dune. I follow on Facebook.

  14. lena says:

    Though I’ve not experienced vintage Emeraude, I am lucky enough to own vintage bottles of both Magie Noir and Chanel no 19, both of which I adore. They have a fabulous gutsiness and are unapologetically bold in a way that the vast majority of mainstream perfumes no longer are. Thanks Portia, great thread! (Oh, and I follow by email.)

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