Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Yardley Oh! de London

Yardley Oh! de London was born in 1965. I have only smelled the reformulated version by Tuvache, so I can't properly review the fragrance except to say it's a green Aldehydic Floral with a skin cream-like character, along the lines of Paco Rabanne Calandre (1969), Lancome Climat (1967) and Mary Quant Havoc (1974), all perfumes that followed in 1962 Guerlain Chant d'Aromes' mossy "paradise island" footsteps (following in 1946 Carven Ma Griffe's debutante footsteps as per the perfumer, so the story goes). The oakmoss gives the perfumes of the era an outdoorsy and natural, damp autumn leaves-type of feel, that when combined with other notes can smell like Nivea skin cream. I love the ad featuring Jean Shrimpton!

The official notes included jasmine, rosebuds and young clover.

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