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April 08, 2010

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ScentScelf

Artemisia? I wonder if there is a preferred genus/variety used in perfumery, because you are right, there are a number of types. Depending on which parts you are using, the smell could be quite different (leaves v stems)...hmm.

As for the 'fume itself, I have a soft spot for those scents which combine soft plus distance. (Could this be why I will defend No. 19 vigorously?) Peach always frightens me a bit (it WAY dominates my experience of Mitsouko, for example, turning what by all accounts should be a chypre into a fruit attack), but I know that different treatments lead to different, um, levels of fruit bomb. Would this be peach + leather in the same/similar tone as Jolie Madame is violet + leather?

Perfumaniac

ScentScelf: The peach in Empreinte is neck-and-neck with the leather. (My experience of Jolie Madame was that the violet overpowered the leather, which is something I don't see peach doing in Empreinte; it complements the leather.) In the vintage Mitsouko I have smelled, I always thought the peach was quite subtle, but maybe that's because I like peach? In any case, I am very curious about what kind of artemisia is used, too, particularly since I see the ingredient "thujone" (also in Absinthe) in other scents. Experts? Anyone?

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Is this perfume still available?

Perfumaniac

Hi Nadiachaves. You can find it on eBay and the Miniature Perfume Shoppe.

anisa

I would like the old little gold bottle of perfume
EMPRIENTE BY courreges

Sara

Serious query from total ignoramus: I am devastated at not being able to find any Empreinte other than in wee form on ebay.fr.

I wondered if anyone could tell me if their is any chemical link between it and the only others I like: Paloma Picasso and (oddly enough?) Yves Rocher's Comme une Evidence (which last 2 minutes on me)...

With thanks,

Pertion

Perfumaniac

Hi Sara, I'm not familiar with Comme une Evidence, but Empreinte definitely does not smell like Paloma Picasso, which is much headier and stronger. I see full Empreinte bottles on eBay in the US from time to time, so I would keep looking. It's out there, and not a lot of people know about it, unlike the poor souls obsessed with vintage Mitsouko! Good luck.

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