It's finally Friday! Our community project for today: wear one of the perfumes included in Michael Edwards' Perfume Legends (I've added a complete list at the end of the book review), or wear any fragrance from 1992 or before. What did you pick?
As always, do chime in with your scent of the day even if you aren’t participating in the community project.
I'm wearing vintage Jean Patou Joy extrait from the 1960s. From Perfume Legends, quoting Elsa Maxwell's autobiography:
We spent the better part of three days sniffing samples prepared by the top perfume blender [Ed. note: that would be perfumer Henri Alméras] in Grasse, and rejecting all of them. None suggested the elusive, special something we wanted. The blender, rapidly running out of patience, muttered angrily to himself and thrust a vial at us. 'If you don't like this...', he snapped. Patou smelled it. 'Wonderful!' he exclaimed. 'This is it'.1
Reminder: next Friday, 10/24, we're doing Gender Wars: wear something marketed to your gender opposite, with partial credit for wearing something marketed as unisex.
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2014, where I'll try to always have the next six or seven weeks mapped out in advance.
1. p. 70. I should point out that according to Edwards, Maxwell embellished the story a wee bit. No matter, it sounds good.