Hey there APJ,
It’s Mood Scent 4 week. WOO HOO! With the first Monday of the dawning of a new decade we thought we might take a little look back at some of our favourite perfumes that haven’t made it this far. Our great loves that have been discontinued. Now I’m also counting reformulations that changed the scent out of recognisable parameters because that fragrance I loved has been killed off just as much. Same outcome, my perfume is dead.
Mood Scent 4: Discontinued Fragrances
Brasil Dream by Estee Lauder
Brasil Dream is a crazily creamy fragrance. It’s so tropical and warm it smells more like a high end suntan lotion than fine fragrance. Overloaded with all the lactonic night bloomers and a bunch of maybe coconut cream. Ridiculously good for the sweaty summer heat.
Byzance by Rochas
Byzance is a memory scent for me. My sister and Mum wore it for a few years as their Going-Out perfume. I think it might even have been my sisters Year 10 formal fragrance. So many happy memories. When I wear it I’m transported. It also smells freaking amazing. A spicy aldehydic floral over a heavy oriental base. I can’t wait to try the newest re-release in the amazing bottle.
Liberté by Cacharel
LONG TIME great love. Liberté is not something I ever would have imagined myself liking. A sizzling citrus fruitchouli. Yet here we are and I love it so much. There is quite a hoard of it here so I will NEVER run out.
Miss Dior by Christian Dior
As close to a signature as I have the old Miss Dior is a treat. A mysterious sweet opening chypre that ends dry and furry. When Christian Dior asked for it to be made he wanted a fragrance that smelt like young love. Well it smells like finest, old love to me. Sadly it has been changed beyond recognition, renamed and modernised out of this magical elixir into something new.
Oriental Brulant by Guerlain
WHY!!!! Why did they let this beauty go? Guerlain, you make me S A D! I did manage rot score myself a backup but still I rarely wear Oriental Brulant anymore because I’m terrified of not having it at all. Bakery sweet, resinous, spicy almonds but smooth with a classiness that is purely Guerlain.
Truth or Dare by Madonna
I knew when Truth or Dare was basically free in the discounters that it was about to get the heave ho. In my blind panic I may have gone a little overboard. There is now enough Truth or Dar here to last several lifetimes. Fracas done for the 21st century, done right and with excellent projection and longevity.
My first tuberose love. Clean, crisp and a very late entrant to the big white floral with animalic undertones. Arriving in 1995 it was definitely created five years outside its market of the 1980s. A glamorous throwback to vintage glamour done in a 1980s powerhouse mode. Nothing since has compared. Yes, I have stockpiled this baby too.
So there are my Mood Scent 4: Discontinued Fragrances
What are your choices? What are your most loved and missed Discontinued Fragrances? Did you stock up?