Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum (1984) - Yesterday's Perfume

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After several false starts with later formulations of Paloma Picasso's signature floral / animalic chypre Mon Parfum, formulas that attempt to magnify its animal energy by raising the volume on the notes rather than letting them whisper their power, I finally got the earliest version in the white glass bottle, and let me tell you - it was a revelation.

Subtler yet more animalic than the versions in plastic black bottles, Mon Parfum roars with a savage blast of civet and aldehydes in its opening, combined with innocent and transparent rose and lily of the valley. Leafy coriander and geranium then encircle the florals, both narcotic (tuberose, jasmine, ylang-ylang) and delicate (rose, lily of the valley), transposing them into another, more haunting key.

, woody, spicy, mossy and animalic, Paloma PIcasso is feminine in a deep-throated, non-pink wearing, tough lady way. I would argue it's one of the best chypres ever composed - it's that complex and beautiful. Top notes: Coriander, rosewood, bergamot, green note, aldehyde

Heart notes: Rose, geranium, tuberose, jasmin, lily of the valley, ylang-ylang

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Base notes: Patchouli, vetiver, amber, musk, civet, benzoin, oakmoss

If you can only find Paloma Picasso in the black plastic bottles and they are everywhere to be found), you're still going to have a gorgeous fragrance on your hands, but what will be missing is what I finally got experience with this Mon Parfum in the white bottle: real development and movement.

Paloma Picasso Mon Parfum has the sillage of an '80s perfume but the gravitas and depth of a' 40s chypre. When I was a teenager, the beautiful woman used to come into this French cafe where I worked. She would order a coffee, sit down and smoke her long, brown More cigarette at the corner table (usually indoors). This was in the '80s in Texas, most of the other big-haired ladies smelled like Giorgio. This mysterious woman always had on Mon Parfum, and I never forgot her.