Paris Shopping: Haute Shots found at the Saint-Ouen Flea Market
By Theadora Brack
Guys and dolls, it’s high time for another round of The Haute Shot Perfume Diaries. So grab a cocktail, and prepare for some time travel. Let’s get swanky!
In today’s spotlight
We have a sensuous little number called “Bandit.”
Created by nose Germaine Cellier for Robert Piguet in 1944, I found my vintage bottle at the Marché aux Puces St-Ouen de Clignancourt in Paris. It was love at first sight.
How much did I pay? My lips are sealed. It wasn’t a steal, but the acquisition made me very happy. You see, “Bandit” had been on my wish list for years. So take a stab at how high I jumped when my little eye spotted it. Hello, Bandit. Goodbye, Poker Face!
Pump it up!
Germaine Cellier also created “Fracas” for Robert Piguet in 1948, along with “Vent Vert” for Pierre Balmain in 1947.
Fan Club: Jayne Mansfeld wore “Mon Péché” (My Sin) and Marlene Dietrich adored “Fracas.” Brigitte Bardot showed no contempt for “Vent Vert.” It was one of her favorites.
Do you have a favorite classic French scent?