Saturday, October 31, 2009

SOTD: Chanel No. 19 Parfum, or, what would a witch wear?

This one is my favorite.

WARNING: Rhapsodizing ahead again.

Given that I've sampled hundreds of perfumes and own dozens, and that more of them than I can list were absolutely delicious, that's no small statement.

I'll say it again: This one is my favorite.

I can't do it justice in description. The best phrase that I've seen isn't mine - it refers to No. 19's "unsheathed green claws".  There are companions to the green, the rose most apparent, but galbanum is the queen. Today, the witch queen.

This one is my favorite. I have no more words.

Review Roundup: Perfume-Smellin' Things and Bois de Jasmin and Legerdenez and PeredePierre (the EDT) and The Non-Blonde and Yesterday's Perfume and ScentsOfSelf and MossyLoomings and ScentLessSensibilities and Now Smell This.

Modified to add to the Review Roundup.

Photo: Mine


  1. You know, I actually prefer this in vtg edt. I also have a small bottle of vtg parfum, but I love the edt best. It's hard to find, which sucks.

  2. Well, that's very interesting. I do hear about notes in the vintage that I've never detected in the modern version - the leather for example; I've never gotten leather from No. 19.