Thursday, November 19, 2009
Perfume: Monsters and Civet and Patchouli, Oh, My!
Hunting for earrings in a vintage shop recently, I found and bought a tiny vintage "violin" bottle of Dana Tabu, and another tiny vintage bottle of Raphael Replique.
Then I read up on them. I suspect that I should be very much afraid.
A Perfume Posse post on Tabu compares the fragrance to King Kong. And Godzilla. It also quotes a Now Smell This post that states that the infamously strong fragrance Youth Dew is "almost prim in comparison" to Tabu.
And a Perfume Posse post on Replique describes Replique as a cross between Jean Desprez Bal a Versailles and Tabu. King Kong and Godzilla both come up again.
So what's my response?
"Where can I get some of that Bal a Versailles?"
As it turns out, Bal a Versailles in multiple strengths, even the pure parfum, is highly available and cheap. I may well be ordering a quarter ounce of the pure parfum before the weekend.