In a very old article I presented the concept of ever-changing perfumes with a picture, a concept which emerged more than 100 years ago in an apothecary located in Paris Ecole Militaire, near my place, on avenue de Suffren. One of the many specialties produced and sold by that expert during La Belle Epoque was named Z.Protéique. It was a fixator able to evolve into 5-6 different notes during the whole day. It was actually invented to provide something original to the various Eau de Colognes sold in pharmacies and powders. At that time, each small apothecary sold its own cosmetics and perfumes adapted from the Codex. The name "protéique" comes from the legendary Proteus and its symbol - he is capable of changing form at will. The other name is related to chèvrefeuille (in Spanish). This mysterious product, actually a blend of crystalline elements, is the reminiscent heart of Origan, the most original perfume launched by Coty as a powder, later as a perfume. Spoturno lived 10 minutes à pied from that place, but, as soon as he reinvented himself, he "erased" the traces of his past. L'Origan idea was actually the note of that "fixator" of his first Eau de Cologne. Obviously, the scent was adapted to a new perfume with other precious elements around. It was ... the original "sparkle". That note, on a floral level, exists in a modern perfume made by Firmenich for Avon, which is absolutely gorgeous when you smell it in May when Robinia trees are in bloom.
Monster in Bomarzo Garden (Italy)
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