A re-edition of a 70 ties perfume, as it’s never been forgotten and still remembered by many… No, I’m too young to have my own sweet memories about this one, and my mum is a life long addict of YSL Rive Gauche, so , no.
It’s my love for the futuristic style of the timeless house Courrèges that brought me to Paris, were the Courrèges scents were available(again). Courrèges brings back two classical fragrances – Empreinte, originally from 1970, and Eau de 1979.
Empreinte, what means ‘footprint’ came from that iconic footprint left on the moon in the summer of ’69. This moment inspired André Courrèges to name his very first, now-legendary fragrance Empreinte. The perfume has a rare and unique blend of ingredients and is an exceptional chypre perfume, a shimmering amber and gold treasure in its simple glass bottle. Mandarin and bergamot, floral accords of Bulgarian rose, jasmine and May rose lying at a base of patchouli, moss and Mysore sandalwood.
This legendary scent takes you straight back to the time Emmanuele was a star, and at Saint Trop you could pop on to Miss Bardot. A bit like what happens with another range of fabulous Replica (!) perfumes from Maison Martin Margiela: they bring you in a state of mind full of memories of past loves, sandy beach holidays or sugar spin candy nights. No need for anything more, I’m perfectly happy. Thank you André, thank you Martin.
For the non vintage lovers, a the brand new perfume – Blanc de< Courrèges is launched at the same time.
Underneath you find our FAB sales guy at Printemps Paris, who explained in a magnificent way Courreges’ history with such a love and devotion, André would be flattered. Great guy, so no surprise, I walked away with the two re-edited seventies fragrances(in mini version because so cute), nicely packed in a beautiful white plastic ‘Courrège beauty case’. Yes!
For the ones who don’t know the master by looks, here’s an ‘oldie picture’.