Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Lauren v Lauren
I received a delightful sample of vintage Lauren from Vanessa aka Bonks along with all these other goodies! SQUEEEE and thank you!!!!
So it's Lauren (vintage) v Lauren (sample from theperfumedcourt.com - not sure of the age of this sample but it was not called vintage)
Oh young Lauren - you are just a glimmer of your former vintage self.
Yesterday's Perfume has a wonderful review of the the two here. Here I quote " What I loved about the original version was the spicy marigold, oakmoss and and woody notes balanced out the floral nature of the perfume. This woodsy floral character created a sense that its wearer was feminine, elegant and refined but dynamic and earthy. (Update: I got a vintage mini and I would say the primary difference is that the ingredients in the original have more depth, seem of higher quality and the notes are better balanced than in the reformulation.)
Top notes: Pineapple, spearmint, marigold (tagetes), rosewood
Heart notes: Cyclamen, rose, jasmine, lily of the valley
Basenotes: Musk, cedarwood, oakmoss, sandalwood
Suffice it to say - older is definitely better in this case. To my nose, the 'new' version of Lauren is a sad sad state of affairs. It starts off with a burst of hairspray, tones down a bit to watery-ness, and for a moment I can detect the vintage version, than POOF, it's gone.
If you can get your hands (errr nose!) on the vintage, please do - it's a classic!