Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Random Rave: Capucci de Capucci (1987)
It's the end of a long day and I'm a little foggy, so this rave will be brief as well as random. Capucci de Capucci is an 80s designer frag, so you'd expect it to be a bit pushy and loud. But no, it's demure, feminine and understated. A quick Web search found almost no chatter about it in the scent blathersphere--which surprises me, because it's such a classic, wearable perfume. The canned description refers to "oriental and woodsy notes," which is slightly misleading. Capucci de Capucci is actually a warm floral aldehyde with a gently spicy, woody base. Think of Arpege or vintage Madame Rochas, girlied up a bit with a lilac note--that's CdeC. The composition is at once lighthearted and carefully composed. It's not a scent for a matron, but for her pretty, perfectionist daughter.
Bowing Dancers, Edgar Degas, 1885