We fume junkies are all familiar to some degree with “The Classics”. A classic chypre is Guerlain’s Mitsouko, for example, a classic oriental Opium, a classic floral Patou Joy, a classic Fougere Azzaro pour Homme, a classic leather Cuir de Russie, and so on and so forth. And sometimes it seems as if most modern fragrances seek only to replay, tweak, scramble, and otherwise stay within these pigeonholes of the classic categories simply because it’s safe(ish) and generally familiar to the public. When they succeed, like with Jubilation 25 as a new chypre, then it’s glorious. When they don’t, well….we all know examples of abject failures, don’t we?
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