Vintages

Hot Glam: Revisiting Scherrer 2Hot Glam: Revisiting Scherrer 2

Vintages 11/07/16 11:07 (15 comments)

When a perfume older than 30 years is still in production today, that means one of two things: either it still has a considerable number of clients or it is a masterpiece that represents its brand's image. Scherrer 2 is both. However, it is an underrated fragrance that is not abundantly discussed by reviewers, both perfume lovers or perfume professionals. And I think it deserves more attention. 2 was obviously the second perfume by Jean-Louis Scherre... (more)

"Having said this, I think Scherrer 2 is an example of breaking rules. It has the elegant bite of a chypre, it's a sexy oriental, it's a sweet floral, it's boldly animalic."

Rastro - The First Brazilian PerfumeRastro - The First Brazilian Perfume

Vintages 06/11/16 07:59 (One comment)

In 1956, the designer Aparício Basílio da Silva opened his fine clothing boutique in Augusta Street, one of the finest addresses in São Paulo at the time. He decided to name it Rastro – “trail” in Portuguese. From the beginning, the bold and flamboyant artist, an openly gay member of high society, dreamed of developing a top quality fragrance for his brand. Aparício wanted a perfume that could meet the international standards. To this en... (more)

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