Monday, September 20, 2004

Fragranced Memories

I saw a set of Pierre Cardin cologne on sale (for cheap!) the other day at Duane Reade, the local drugstore here. It was some Father's Day thing. I remember having that cologne as a kid. I got it one Christmas. I don't remember much about it, though — I guess it was relatively unremarkable. The cologne that I remember really liking as a kid was Rookie, which my quick google search seems to have revealed is both by Avon and 'for boys.' Who knew?! I'm pretty sure it's the same one I had. (The google search also revealed that Rookie can be purchased on ebay! Yowza!) Oh, and of course that li'l tester I had of Lauder for Men, but that was all the way into middle school, so it doesn't really count. Antyganoo, I'm considering buying this Pierre Cardin, just to have it. I love the idea of wearing old colognes like that, especially if they're classic (like Lauder). Of course I'll have to smell it first, but when something is considerably less than $20 and smells fine, you might as well have it. And as I said before, there is an appeal to wearing a cologne you got from the drugstore. It feels like there's something wholesome, old-fashioned about it. It feels, I dunno, 50s or something. Whatever. Beep! Oh, here are the notes in Pierre Cardin, since I tend to provide that kind of thing, you know:

Lemon, Bergamot, Orange, Lavender, Basil
Carnation, Geranium, Leather, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Orris
Vanilla, Moss, Tonka, Leather, Benzoin, Amber

This is just funny. I saw this review on basenotes and think it's just hilarious. I can't imagine it could be true. It just sounds like a legend created by a marketing department. What say you:

When I was a young man and infatuated with the Duchesse de Guermantes, I would always wear Chanel Pour Monsieur because it seemed to me then, as it still does now, to contain some mysterious essence of aristocracy and sophistication. I would follow the Duchess endlessly until one day I summoned up the courage to address her. 'Madame,' I stammered, 'we have not been introduced but I believe you know my uncle.' 'Young man,' she replied with a frown, 'I do not know your uncle and I find you presumpteous. Furthermore, you have been following me for days. I have only tolerated it because I adore your cologne.' Although the Duchess and I later became friends, I soon enough lost my love for her. However, I have never relinquished my love for Chanel Pour Monsieur.

-marcel , uk , 2004/03/26.

And that's the fragrance beep for now, beepgners!

1 comment:

bloger18us said...

Please be careful Ed. Other countries don't have the same standards as the US in ensuring the safety and efficacy of medications. If you do decide to use a canada drugs, PLEASE do your homework. Make sure the canada drugs is in Canada, like canada drugs. Some sites say they will ship the medications from Canada when they are actually in other countries. If you can, make sure the medications are manufactured in the US or Canada. Canada also has good protocols in making sure medications are safe and effective. There are many counterfeit drugs in the world. I would hate to see you become injured because of a counterfeit drug. Like I said before, do some researching before you decide to send away for some medication.