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Crepe de Chine Long Lost Perfume for women

Crepe de Chine Long Lost Perfume for women
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Crepe de Chine is originally Millot fragrance from 1925. Provocative and fascinating, it is a true classic.

Top notes: neroli, bergamot, basil, peru oil and aldehydes. Heart: gardenia, ylang-ylang, sage, Otto rose, chamomile and jasmine. Base: sandalwood, musk, oak moss, vanilla, vetiver, patchouli and benzoin.

Available as 3.5, 15, 30 and 120 ml EDT.

Perfume rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 60 votes.

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Neroli Peru Balsam Bergamot Basil Aldehydes

Middle Notes
Jasmine Gardenia Ylang-Ylang Rose Lilac Chamomile

Base Notes
vetyver Musk Sandalwood Patchouli oak moss Benzoin Vanille

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Crepe de Chine Fragrance Reviews

christianne1
christianne1

Wait, there is a listing for the faux version and not the original masterpiece by Millot? This feels like just 10 kinds of wrong. Please update the database to include the original. Thank you.

Aug
07
2016
Parfumee
Parfumee

CREPE DE CHINE

F. MILOT

GROUP: CHYPRE FLORAL ALDEHYDE

NOTES neroli, bergamot, basil, peru balsam aldehydes. gardenia, lilac ylang-ylang, sage, rose, chamomile jasmine sandalwood, musk, oak moss, vanilla, vetiver, patchouli benzoin

SILLAGE: Moderate Radiates Within Arm's Length

LONGEVITY: Long Lasting 7 to 12 Hours

REMINDS ME OF: FIDJI GUY LA ROCHE SOPHIA COTY

Crepe de Chine by Felix Milot was released of all days on the same day as Shalimar by Guerlain at the Decoratives Art Exhibition in Paris in 1925. What a time it was. Aldehydes were new and had already been introduced and smelled on such scents as Chanel No. 5, No. 22 and Tosca by Maurer & Wirtz. This is definitely an aldehyde. It's there right from the start and smells like the most divine soap you put on during your bath. There is even a touch of innocence like the way you felt when you were a child and you took a bath - or were made to take a bath by your parents. The soapiness lasts a long time and in fact the aldehydes are the strongest of the accords in this fragrance. But not just the aldehydes. This turns into a huge moss, oak moss and it overwhelms the dry down stage. Very mossy. It's a chypre, and one of the rarest kind. The heart is floral with rose, jasmine and lilac. Beautiful flowers. I could also detect a chamomile. There is also patchouli benzoin and sandalwood, base notes I love in fragrances. While the patchouli is there it's not very pronounced nor herbal. It is mostly benzoin and sandalwood. In this way it wears a bit like an Oriental but it's really too floral with that dominant rose and those Chanel-style aldehydes to be Oriental. This is classy stuff. I love to wear it as an evening cologne. Because it is so mossy and has that vetiver (typically found in men's colognes) I found it to be unisex as well. What a superb fragrance. And who do you know wears this? Very uncommon and therefore valuable.

May
10
2016
Gigi The Fashionista
Gigi The Fashionista

LADY IN RED PERFUME

CREPE DE CHINE A CLASSIC THAT MUST RETURN

Notes in Felix Millot's Crepe de Chine:

Top notes: neroli, bergamot, basil, peru oil and aldehydes

Middle Notes: gardenia, ylang-ylang, sage, Otto rose, chamomile and jasmine.

Base Notes: sandalwood, musk, oak moss, vanilla, vetiver, patchouli and benzoin.

Felix Millot is the grandfather of Jean Desprez who created Bal a Versailles. Back in 1925, he launched Crêpe de Chine at the Paris Art Deco Exposition on June 6, 1925. It was a night of eternal fragrance classics. That same night, Jacques Guerlain introduced the world to Shalimar and Jean Patou introduced not one but three frags: Amour Amour, Que Sais-Je, and Adieu Sagesse Crêpe de Chine was reportedly the first perfume to be assembled under argon gas, away from light, and under controlled temperature for consistency and fidelity. It ws revolutionary and very modern for 1925. However, it comes out of the same fragrance family as Chanel No. 5 and from many years prior back in 1917, Francois Coty Chypre, but with the addition of never before heard of notes like hazelnut and authentic jasmine flowers from Grasse where modern French perfume was born. This fragrance exists today as a vintage classic of two kinds: the original 1925 which is shockingly expensive because of the Grasse jasmine, and the re-release in the 1960's. I have a vintage splash bottle 1960's edition that comes in a white box with a rose logo (F. Millot) and comes with a stand for the perfume bottle. This is an aldehyde floral chypre. To me it's really more about roses than woods, as the wood notes, musk, vetiver, oak moss and patchouli give it a solid foundation for the headier feminine red rose scent. It smells like a bold red rose. This is a lady in red, a glamorous, sophisticated and mature confident woman in a drop dead gorgeous red dress making an entrance and smelling of red roses. Attar rose petal essential oil in perfume, once finished, has the power to change itself and turn into different familiar domestic scents: soap, powder, lipstick, nail polish, you're usual feminine cosmetics smell. This is where it has something in common with Francois Coty's La Rose Jacqueminot, launched back in 1904. It smells like a rose that has two lives: masculine and feminine. Where as La Rose was masculine and strong on my clothes and soft and delicately feminine on my skin, Crepe de Chine is feminine on my clothes and masculine on my skin. Applied to the skin (neck, forearms, chest) it becomes a man's cologne. This is totally unisex. It is a masculine rose but that's because it has been layered in a foundation of the woodsy notes of sandalwood, oak, vetiver and patchouli. The patchouli is never that strong and the woods give it a nice lift, but it develops into a purely sweet heady rose. Yeah it can smell like fancy rose soap and it is very old fashioned and old timey but that's why I adore it. It's recommended for evening wear and formal dress. This is a fragrance to be worn with suits and ties, and beautiful evening gowns. This is a night out at the opera, theater, or a dinner party or gala. It smells of the night, and has a distinctly scarlet red color. This could have been a perfume worn by Gloria Swanson or Rudolph Valentino, at the same event. This is very beautiful and for a lover of old perfumes like me, this is a real treat. They still sell discontinued and vintage 1960's editions on ebay and in specialty stores in Europe and South America. But they should re-release and relaunch the fragrance with the same original formula. Smells great, it's a confident, sexy, provocative red rose and also because of the soapiness it's a clean, fresh out of the shower scent that would totally sell today.

Dec
01
2015
Scentmad
Scentmad

I have an original bottle but it's not great because it's very old. I keep it, not to wear, for sentimental reasons.

Feb
01
2015
betchadam
betchadam

I had to throw it away. Used to use Crepe de Chine in the 60's and loved it. This is NOTHING like I remember. It was awful.
The closest perfume I can find close to what I think I remember of Crepe de Chine is Pheromone by MM.

Oct
26
2014
Loifeel
Loifeel

Nothing like the beautiful and great original CDC by Millot.
:(

Mar
29
2014
eveclair
eveclair

I have a vintage sample of this..it is divine. Many fragrances with floral and aldehydic notes go awfully wrong on my skin..this does not. The balsam is very pleasant. It does go powdery, but somehow maintains this amazing balancing act.

Feb
25
2014
Jitterbug Perfume Lover
Jitterbug Perfume Lover

Crepe de Chine Long Lost Perfumes
I’ve never been the type to go to the Renaissance Festival, but one of my best girlfriends goes every year. She is an expert seamstress with a background in theatre and believes in making historically accurate costumes; however, since she is also a belly dancer, her costumes have an opulence and flair that stands out. She looks a lot like a wood nymph in a flowing crepe de chine dress with mossy flowers in her beautiful long blonde hair. In her dress, she could easily play the fairy queen in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Nights Dream, but the 1920s version with the hand tooled art deco jewelry and head piece over her light green dress with gold trimming.

This fragrance suits that costume perfectly. It’s the most feminine light mossy green scent next to vintage Chamade that I have ever smelled. It’s not a deep green like being in the center of a pine forest, rather a light green like being in a forest meadow at dusk – at that hour when everything is gold just before the sun sets. It smells decidedly vintage, but it’s an extremely soft, feminine chypre. This is not flat green either. It has an effervescence with an opulent gold shimmer, as if the ferns in a fern grove were covered in a light glittery gold fairy dust. As with a lot of vintage perfumes, this one had a strong aldehyde opening. This one was probably the strongest I’ve ever smelled and I nearly scrubbed it off, but I avoided the urge and waited it out, and I am so happy I did. I was richly rewarded with this unbelievable beauty from another age. Simply stunning.

Jan
17
2014
nofixedstars
nofixedstars

This review is for the vintage...Crepe de Chine is one of my vintage perfumes that I don't wear very often, solely due to a certain type of powdery note that says elderly to me. Please know that I NEVER use that moniker indiscriminately---I adore old perfumes and wear them daily! There is a specific thing going on with this scent which triggers the response, and I'm unsure which components are doing it. It could be as simple as the fact that it reminds me of my great-aunt's perfume, although I doubt it as I love several other vintage perfumes used by my great-aunts and my grandmother. I have a small bottle of pure parfum from the mid-to-late 1940s, in perfect condition. It improves greatly throughout wearing; though it never 100% loses whatever powder note disturbs me, the lovely base surrounds it and minimizes it. In fact, about 20 minutes post-application, I find it perfectly enjoyable. It's nicely complex, definitely a classic chypre, although sweeter than some. I so enjoy the old oakmoss in it, and the balsamic elements are just gorgeous. Definitely a well-executed perfume, and definitely wearable now, despite the little hitch at the beginning (which may not bother others at all). Moderate sillage and duration. Well worth a place in a collection of vintage scents.

Jun
04
2013
motherbird247
motherbird247

This is enchanting-the vintage version-haven't smelled the reformation. Does anyone get a resemblance to Quadrille when they wear this?

Mar
20
2013
fanny
fanny

This wonderful gem came in today, after I found it this weekend on the net. An Almost full 120 ml bottle... for 20 euro. I am one Lucky B.
Now, I am a collector and lover of heavy orientals, woody, spice and all, but sometimes I crave for a fresh (not harsh) chypre. Crepe de Chine is going to be my new best friend in that category. How delightfully light yet present, other-wordly yet realistic, how new and yet ancient this mossy scent is.
One Long Lost Perfume has come home.

Nov
27
2012
gazelle
gazelle

Years ago, I too used Crepe de Chine and loved it. I knew nothing about notes. I just loved it. I finally ordered the current formulation. Not disappointed if I douse myself with it. Doesn't have the same potency I remember, but hey...lucky if I can smell it two hours later. It brings up the romantic in me. For now, I'll get all the enjoyment I can of this classic.

Nov
20
2012
teaweed
teaweed

The aldehyde opening is refreshing, without the slap that happens when they're used immoderately. Bergamot is detectable. Then a cool chypric harmony with subtle floral and green undertones. Kiku describes it perfectly as, "floral without being sweet and green without being bitter." As the fragrance develops it gets warmer.

I assumed the name was simply part of the Orientalist vogue of the 1920s, but smelling the perfume, I find it apt. Crepe de Chine has the familiar oakmoss huskiness (that I love in chypres), but there's a slithery quality to it, very much like crepe de chine fabric.

I've never worn this before, or known anyone who wore it, but it smells somehow familiar. Crepe de Chine has an eternal loveliness articulated with retro style.

Sillage and lasting power are both excellent.

Oct
03
2011
melancholybaby
melancholybaby

Years ago, this was my fragrance; I was in my early twenties, and just loved it. Now, as my perfume interest has grown, I wanted to try it again, to discover, of course, that it was long discontinued. I have a vial of the vintage, as well as the long lost perfume version, and have finally been able to compare both together.

Vintage version starts out much warmer; it is a green chypre with a wonderful mossy undertone, and without the bitterness that many green fragrances share. As it develops, it became a touch sweeter, then developped a soapy note. Unfortunately, it was fairly short-lived; three hours later there was nothing left...but it is truly wonderful!

The LLP version starts out with a blast of green aldehydes, much sharper than the original. Thankfully, the scent develops from a crisp green to a warmer, just slightly sweeter green note, and in the dry down there is the wonderful, oaky green chypre that crepe de chine reallly is. Sillage is reasonable, and the longevity is good as well.

So, while the vintage version is a more classic, elegant scent, the LLP version is quite wearable and a decent interpretation of the original.

Aug
28
2011
Kiku
Kiku

Crepe de Chine by Millot was one of the great perfumes. It should have a place of honor on every dressing table. It was floral without being sweet, green without being bitter. And the coolest fragrance ever, it could take the heat off a sultry day. This version by Long Lost Perfumes is not bad. All the notes are there but too weak to make an impact. Millot's Crepe de Chine was really rather intense. LLP's version is a case where too much would have been better. Spray this on before going to bed. It's a great scent to take you off to sweet dreams.

Feb
17
2011
Kterhark
Kterhark

(Original review, not Long Lost's version)

I"m at a loss why this went out of production, but it did, so there you are. With today's restrictions it wouldn't have fared well anyway, so it's probably best that it went in peace.

But I would put this on the short list of 'top 25 best perfumes of all time'. In 1925 Guerlain released 'shalimar', and we can only wonder how the these two compared in their original glory.

Chene is basically a pitch perfect green chypre. It is so vibrant and rich. The aldehydes are kept at bay, thankfully, and the florals are very discreet.

This scent smells like life to me, as if a bolt of electricity was buzzing about your person. They just don't make 'em like this anymore. Please, please let this oakmoss crap be a replay of the Coca-Cola disaster; and soon we'll get a big apology from the industry when the old formulas are restored and the term 'classic' is slapped across all bottles.

Try Chene if you can.

Dec
05
2010
viewdemonde
viewdemonde

When I was in high school, I boldly asked our Indonesian history teacher (who, herself was Indonesian)what her perfume was and she told me "Crepe de Chine." I then went to the local chemist and asked for a sample vial (which you got for free back then) which I kept for ages, using a little every now and then. When I started work years later, I bought it....but it's hard to get now. It's a stunner.

Dec
04
2010

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