09Sep

THE DISAPPEARING SCENTS

Can’t find your favourite perfume anymore?

It happens very often that perfume houses all over the world diminish, or even cease production of a particular perfume. The reasons can be endless: from poor sales in the international market, to the rise in price of a certain ingredient in the ‘recipe’, from a change in the management of the Maison de Parfum, to others,…

Fragrances that made you fall in love during your adolescence, fragrances that remind you of someone dear to you, fragrances that you would pay gold to return to smelling and wearing on special occasions.

There are historic fragrances which remain unchanged over time in every olfactory component and method of preparation, such as Chanel N°5, others which are forced to modify certain elements due to the changing tastes of society in order to survive, others which become ‘rare goods’, of very low production and destined only for very few retailers.

Below is a list of the most popular and sought-after fragrances of all time… the infamous unobtainable perfumes:

・PRADA CANDY

Launched as early as 2011, this youthful and playful fruity-floral fragrance was immediately popular worldwide.

The Nose that created this fragrance is Daniela Andrier. The top note is caramel; the heart notes are talcum notes and white musk; the base is benzoin and vanilla notes.

SIMILAR FRAGRANCES: Dior Hypnotic Poison, Yves Saint Laurent Manifesto, Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb.

・PACO RABANNE INVICTUS INTENSE

 

This amber fragrance was launched on the market in 2016.

The more intense version of Paco Rabanne’s well-known perfume was immediately popular with the male gender, but also with many women.

Top notes are black pepper and orange blossom; heart notes, bay leaf and whisky; base notes, ambergris and salt.

SIMILAR FRAGRANCES: Dior Homme Intense, Armani Acqua di Giò Homme Absolu.

・YVES SAINT LAURENT MON PARIS INTENSÉMENT

 

Mon Paris Intensément is a powdery-floral fragrance launched in 2020, more recently than its predecessors, but still hard to find on the market.

Eau de Parfum created by master perfumers such as Olivier Cresp, Dora Baghriche and Harry Fremont, is a small jewel to be treasured with love and passion.

Top notes are raspberry, blackcurrant, bergamot and orange; heart notes are Bulgarian rose, rose, peony; base notes are vanilla, white musk and patchouli.

・ISSEY MIYAKE L’EAU D’ISSEY POUR HOMME SPORT 

Men’s fragrance released in 2012.

This fragrance, created by Jacques Cavallier’s ‘nose’, belongs to the woody-aromatic family.

The notes of this fragrance are grapefruit, bergamot, nutmeg, leather, vetiver, cedar and ambergris.

・NARCISO RODRIGUEZ NARCISO LE PARFUM

 

Launched in 2014, it has firmly entered the family of women’s favourite fragrances.

This version of eau de parfum was created by Aurelien Guichard.

The top notes are gardenia and white rose; the heart note is musk; while the base notes are cedar and vetiver.

SIMILAR FRAGRANCES: Idylle di Guerlain, Lily Stella Mccartney.

We will keep our ‘unobtainable perfumes’ updated via this page on our website. So, I recommend you put it in your favourites!☻