Post by Azar
Sirocco was created for the fashion house of Lucien Lelong in 1934 by the master perfumer and teacher Jean Carles (1892-1966). Carles was responsible for the creation of a number of other Lelong fragrances as well as for Tabu, Miss Dior, Ma Griffe and many other classic scents. He was also the driving force behind the development of the Givaudan Perfumery School.
Sirocco by Jean Carles for Lucien Lelong 1934
Photo Stolen Fragrantica
Fragrantica gives these featured accords in one line:
Coriander, sandalwood, musk, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose
The sirocco is a fierce, hot wind from the desert reaching speeds of up to 55 knots (about100k/h). The vintage version of Lucien Lelong’s Sirocco is aptly named. This fragrance, even in its EDC concentration, is a pungent oriental with top notes that include a triple dose of coriander tempered by lavender and magnolia. The startling opening develops quickly into a robust heart of rose, jasmine, amber and patchouli, drying down to opopponax, sandalwood, benzoin and musk. If you haven’t tried this fragrance or can’t imagine it, just think of Shalimar with an overdose of coriander or Emeraude on incense.
My love for Lucien Lelong’s Sirocco began when I spilled it on my mother’s dressing table. It took several months for the air to clear. Since then I have always managed to keep a vintage stash on hand (the reformulated versions don’t interest me). In 50 years or so I’ve gone through at least three 7ml curly bottles of the perfume extrait as well as numerous hobnailed colognes. Right now I have about 16 ounces (480ml more or less) of vintage EDC on hand so I can easily spare two 2ml decants for a draw.
Sirocco by Lucien Lelong GIVEAWAY
WHAT CAN YOU WIN?
This week there will be two winners, who will receive
1 x 2ml decant of vintage Sirocco by Jean Carles for Lucien Lelong 1934
P&H Anywhere in the world
HOW DO YOU WIN?
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To be eligible leave a comment on Jean Carles or a vintage perfume/fashion creation that you love and also mention how you follow the APJs (by e-mail, WordPress, whatever).
Entries Close Thursday 12th Decemberber 2013 10pm Australian EST and winners will be announced in a separate post.
Winners will be chosen by random.org
The winners will have till Sunday 15th Deceber 2013 to get in touch (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with their address or the prize will go to someone else.
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