Monthly Archives from March 2006
What we mean more specifically here is that even if a perfume endures overtime, it can achieve another level of felicitous longevity which is cultural and not just commercial. Seen from this perspective you can gauge whether a fragrance is representative of a decade, or not. We think that a decade is a fair measure. Maybe you could argue that a scent is a symbol of your decade, not that of others, and you would be right to underline this nuance. But if you were wearing Giorgio in the 1980s, then this is the fragrance not just of your decade but that of everyone else's since its sillage was so rampant and still today is immediately recognizable, with the possibility of a negative reaction. If you can say, oh, no, Giorgio, not again, you kow this means that the 80s are suddenly back in the midst of the second decade of the 21st century, not in a good way, apparently.
Mitsouko by Guerlain may still be around and considered to be a masterpiece