Saturday Question: Name One Perfume Released In Your Birth Year?

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Portia

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Saturday Question: Name One Perfume Released In Your Birth Year?

I was looking for another tears releases and decided to see what lovelies 1968 had produced. A Pretty good year really, six that I know the company or the fragrances themselves are still readily available. I’ve gone for the only one I have a full bottle of in my collection but you don’t need to own your selection.

Please comment on other people’s if they have a favourite, or they stole yours.

My Answer:

Estee by Estee Lauder Fragrantica JUne 2019

Yes, it’s Estee by Estee Lauder. A cool aldehydic, slightly fruity floral from 1968, with a heft nod to the chypre genre. Still available to this very day. You might wear this baby or have memories of family members wafting it lavishly on occasions.

My Saturday Question to you is:

Name One Perfume Released In Your Birth Year?

168 thoughts on “Saturday Question: Name One Perfume Released In Your Birth Year?

  1. Hello, since 1978 was the year that Jean Laporte launched his very first fragrances under the L’Artisan Parfumeur label, I cannot help but choose the emblematic Mûre et Musc from that year.
    I’m looking forward to reading everybody else’s choices!

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  2. Well 1983 was a good year for perfumery 🙂 There is Paris by YSL, Missoni Uomo, L’ombre dans L’eau by Diptyque and of course Jardins de Bagatelle by Guerlain 😋 There is also Gold Man and Woman from Amouage launched in 83’ but i have a bad relation with them 😄

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  3. Left to my own devices I probably would have guessed Eau de B.C., but of course, I googled and came up with Diorissimo. It was released in 1956 and interestingly it was probably one of the earliest perfumes I wore. I think my mother gave it to me as a present when I first started showing an interest in perfumes at age 15? She felt it was a ‘suitable’ perfume for a young girl, which made me think of it as an innocent scent. That association ensured I rarely wore it because, of course, I thought I was worldly and sophisticated. So I bought Shalimar which remains, to this day, one of my all time favorite perfumes.

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  4. Ted Lapidus Envol in 1981, and since Envol means flight, we must remember George Washington who was one of the most badass fighter pilots of all time and led the campaign to take back airports from the British 😀

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      • Portia, yes there is one by Cartier named L’Envol which I also love as I mentioned a little while ago. The original Envol was by Lancome released around mid 20th century. The second perfume is by Ted Lapidus and it was the more well-known of the two Envol perfumes though still relatively obscure until Cartier came with one and now of course, Cartier is the one people imagine when they hear Envol. So far my experience with the name Envol has been a success since I love both Lapidus and Cartier versions. Lapidus one is a green floral chypre though quite a wearable one even by today’s standards as you know some chypres from that era feel quite unwearable today to many people.

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      • I must add though it is not green like, let’s say Chanel No.19, Balmain Vent Vert, Capucci Yendi, or Jacomo Silences etc which are proper green fragrances. But Lapidus Envol does give me very light green vibes and it is possible that many don’t get that vibe.

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  5. Santa Maria Novella Melograno which was featured on one of the Bond movies. I have a vintage bottle gifted to me by the lovely Tara C and I share it with the youngest Marzipan who uses it like an aftershave splash. It smells amazing on him. Reminds me a lot of vintage Emeraude. So it’s definitely unisex and gorgeous.

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  6. Good question! Never thought about it!
    Futur by Robert Piguet, still available;
    Noel 67 by Le Galion, discontinued.
    I never tried any of them, but would love to own at least one from that year (1967). Futur would be a good candidate. Maybe for my birthday!

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  7. Just had a look at my year and have never heard of any of them. And they all sound floral and not my cup of tea. Can I try for my next incarnation please?

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  8. Oooh, mine was 1969 and the fave is Chamade. But, I see Azuree also was released that year. I just bought a bottle but have only sniffed the sprayer. I have yet to wear it but think I will like it. Yay to floral aldehydes!

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  9. Oh well, so this question made me feel old (granted I’m older than many of you). Seems YSL released his first perfume Y in 1964, other than that I couldn’t relate to other than the scent of Brut, which was never (thankfully) a favourite by my father.

    I very distinctly remember green chypres being presented as new chypres by SAs in Paris when I first visited there in 1983 and I still really like the green bite of galbanum and miss the oak moss in perfume. Now, the new chypres are totally different creations.

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  10. I seem to be the first of the class of 1960 – a good year by repute, Madame Rochas and Capricci among others. I confess I’ve never smelled either, but I should get checking! I was, however, saddened to find that I was born in a *legendarily* bad year for French wine, and to add insult to injury, my sister was born in a great one!

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    • I’m even worse off: had my mother been living in Japan that year and due to give birth in February the chances are that I wouldn’t have been born at all. A baby born then was seen as a scourge and very bad luck. Oh how I laughed when I read that. The birth rate that month/year took a huge dip.

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        • Oops, I didn’t mention that my year was 1966. A terrible year to have a February baby. I’d say if my mum was still around that she may have agreed with some aspects of that thinking 😉 I surely tested her patience and resilience.

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          • Ah, the dreaded female Fire Horse. I have heard (from a Chinese friend) that Dragon years in the past were difficult in China; everyone wanted a Dragon son, but no one wanted a Dragon daughter – too strong-willed, no one wanted to marry them. I have a Dragon daughter, but luckily I’m not worried about needing to marry her off. One of the things I love about the modern world, along with flush toilets and air conditioning.

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              • I’ve been meaning to say that I love your Weimaraner avatar. I grew up with them and one in particular was my best friend in middle/high school. I still miss him. They’re such great dogs.

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                • They have a personality that’s spookily dog/cat/human. I love them. My gravatar is of my recently departed friend. She was the best . Don’t think I could ever replace her.

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            • It was the combo of months and year that made me such a bad thing. And there’s another one like me at work. Funnily enough, people are always mixing us up on the phone. Though she’s much more ‘settled’ than me. I live up to my eastern horoscope more than the Pisces one, except for the wild daydreams that I’m prone to- that’s pure Pisces.

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  11. Some days, I feel so creaky I’d say Jicky…

    But actually, it was a pretty rotten year for perfume. Hai Karate’s first flankers! Diptyque l’eau. and Estee, that soapy bug spray.

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  12. What a fun question! I never thought to look. I went to a parfumo link and scrolled through the 1981 fragrances, and the only one that I’ve tried is White Musk from The Body Shop. So I’ll go with that! My mom still has a bottle.
    Also saw a Fruit of the Loom scent caked Easy that cracked me up, they’re an underwear company – like wow whaaaaat? Hahaha!

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      • Fruit of the Loom is still around …they still make underwear but lots of other stuff like socks, tshirts, sweatpants, exercise apparel, etc etc. I loved the Body Shop White Musk oil. In fact I loved all the oils that they produced in the early 80s, my favorite being Wood Musk.

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  13. Great question! 🙂 Looks like for me it is Eau de Rochas, Rive Gauche, Sandrine, and Cachet! I have sniffed them all but own none.

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  14. Drakkar by Guy Laroche, Diorella by Dior, Aliage by Estée Lauder…but I would have to go with 1000 by Jean Patou. 72 was not a bad year.

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