(my peace sign beaded perfume sample bag)
I swapped with a fragrance lover whom I met on Facebook's FFF group, and I received a healthy sample of Coty Smitty. 'The Disco Fragrance" hahaa. I remember going to a disco club back in the day - even though it made me gag (the club, not Smitty as I had never heard of it then) but I did like to dance. In 1976 I was probably wearing their Sweet Earth compacts. Gosh I loved those compacts, especially the Woods collection.
There isn't a lot of reviews or mentions of Smitty on the interwebs. (Basenotes only mentions that it is discontinued, and that it was launched in 1976). I wonder why there is a lack of information - it really is a good perfume. There is a nice mixture of green and warmth, the sillage is good, and it lasts quite long. From what I have gathered, I believe that this was Coty's answer to Revlon's Charlie. Now I haven't sniffed Charlie in YEARS so I really cannot say much about their similarity or differences. The only thing I remember about Charlie, okay two things - that awful commercial and the fact the my sister wore it and I didn't like it on her at all.
Lisa also gave me a sample of Coty's Wild Musk Patchouli blend oil Now THIS is what I thought Bronze Goddess would be like. A sweet patchouli with hints of musky beachy (whatever that means to me) goodness. Absolutely lovely! I don't remember ever sniffing this back in the day - the regular Wild Musk, sure, but not this one. Oh a definite MUST HAVE.
Thanks to Lisa for the opportunity for me to wear these discontinued delights! I am becoming such a Coty fan gal.