Mainstream Monday – Sniffing a Popular Perfume
Jacomo Silences has always been one of my “top 15” perfumes. Actually, so many of those popular 1970’s feminines are in my “top 15” now that I think about it. In 2012, Silences was reformulated. The word “reformulation” makes me sick. I avoided sampling the new Silences because I feared what could have happened to this green floral from 1978. I didn’t want to see a stupid update with an addition of lychee or white musk that may appeal to a younger audience. Long story short, I tried the new Silences. And I was blown away. The reformulated stuff is actually better than what I have in my collection. I didn’t know it was possible but they’ve improved Silences.
Silences is green but not as sharp as the original. Aldehydes shine like little dew drops on fresh spring flowers. It’s a “soft green” vs. the “sharp green” of the original. The heart is a dewy bouquet of spring florals – pale pink roses, purple iris and white narcissus. It’s all of the colors that I long for in the dead of winter. It’s all the smells that I long for in the dead of winter. I wear this on a gloomy day and I feel hopeful. Brights skies are ahead… The dry-down is a “green” vetiver woods with white musk.
If you like green florals, you’ve got to try this. It’s a stunner.
Notes listed include galbanum, blackcurrant buds, aldehydes, pear, Damask rose, iris, narcissus, vetiver, sandalwood, woods and musk. Reissue date 2012. PERFUMER – Serge Majoullier
Give Silences a try if you like green scents. Or if you like perfumes like Prescriptives (now Clinique) Calyx, Chanel No. 19, Sisley Eau de Campagne, Balmain Ivoire de Balmain and/or Maison Martin Margiela Untitled.
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Victoria’s Final EauPINION – A luscious green bouquet. You guys, this is so good. I actually prefer “eau sublime” over the original. I love this stuff so.
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