- Jan 28, 2009
So full of oakmoss and civet it could give IFRA a heart attack made me spit out my tea. Thanks for that!Sure, and actually, I have to correct myself: my Crab Apple Blossoms does have its label:
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Initial smelling notes: "Crab-Apple Blossoms was introduced [c. 1882], and was advertised regularly until early 1912. … My vintage Crab-Apple Blossoms is a concentrated proto-chypre, a honeyed citrus drowning in so much civet and oakmoss it could give the entire IFRA a heart attack. How it survived all these years, I have no idea. I was prepared for vinegar, but it's better, if perhaps less complex, than I'd dared hope. No wonder this was the biggest hit in the house's existence."
I have another Crown of similar vintage that lacks a label:
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Initial smelling notes:
"The final bottle in my Crown collection lost its label somewhere on its journey to the present. In the standard Crown bottle, it could be virtually any scent the company ever issued. There’s a fair chance it’s more Crab-Apple Blossoms, as that was easily the company’s biggest success apart from its smelling salts. I’ll know soon if it’s that. If it isn’t, chances are I’ll never know what it is… [Later] Hung jury: too many top notes gone to be certain. I think this was something else, but it’s all relatively fleeting base notes."