Farewell Knowledge: The Blind Purchase and Patou Adieu Sagesse

All of us go just a little mad generally..” -Norman Bates

Okay, who hasn’t gone just a little nuts and simply went for a blind purchase on-line. I’ve completed it with clothing- generally for good, generally tragically for not-so-good (don’t belief the French once they name one thing “further giant”) So, the opposite day by way of some mixture of destiny, timing, coupons, and maybe the phases of the moon I managed to attain a full, sealed bottle of Patou Adieu Sagesse, which I’ve by no means tried and looking out on the notes after buying, wasn’t positive that I might even take care of.

Adieu Sagesse (the 1925 authentic) was the third a part of a trilogy from Patou that began with Amour-Amour, went by way of Que Sais-Je? And at last landed here- the a part of love the place you lastly fall, throwing warning to the wind, permitting oneself to fall heedlessly with out considered the doable pitfalls and heartaches forward.

Reads like a blind purchase, proper?

That is in fact not the stuff that the consumer at Patou or Saks or Bullocks Wilshire was getting within the 1920’s (and even the 1980’s)- that is a part of the Heritage Assortment that was launched within the mid 2010s. I’ve a bottle of that classic Colony and it’s pretty near what the smidge of the outdated stuff I had smells like- in fact with out a wayback machine I can’t say how shut. Marina at PST again in 2008 wrote of it as being carnation heavy, and carnation is for me considerably difficult- it may be simply beautiful just like the discontinued Miller Harris one I can’t bear in mind the title of, or I can go just a little funeral dwelling and never in an fascinating, goth, JAR type of approach.

So, am I head over heels?

Not likely. It’s lovely- contemporary white flowers with a crisp, nearly apple-like freshness and the innocent carnation. Because it wears on me it will get just a little spicier and just a little coconutty and barely powdery. I don’t know if there’s one thing in it that I’m merely not smelling or it’s the precise juice however I believe I may bathe on this and never offend anybody with a fragrance OD.

How a lot would you want this to your dressing desk?

After all that doesn’t precisely learn like head-over heels, wild abandonment adoration, does it? I believe it’s going to be extra a quiet form of love. However that kind is commonly extra lasting, isn’t it?

This model is accessible on the interwebs at varied costs, normally abut $85 for a big 3.3 ounce. Contemplating that Patou is lifeless as smelt, if you would like it, seize it now. I did.

Photographs: My iPhone, Pexels and Wikimedia Commons