I receive many letters from readers with various questions and themes for discussion. Among some of the most frequent ones are questions regarding recommendations for discontinued/reformulated fragrances. One such was Kristina's, who is in love with Câline de Patou, a perfume no longer made. My reader also specifies a love for Chamade by Guerlain and Eau de Fraîcheur by Weil, with a hesitation towards Calèche because it reminds her of her mother. She finds more mainstream department store fragrances in the US as too sweet, too synthetic, rather than magazine scent strips than real perfumes and what she asks is recommendations for a substitute for her favorite.
|Patou fashions 1955|
My initial response would be to reach for some Grand Amour by Annick Goutal or some Madame Rochas perfume and keep looking for bottles surfacing on Ebay, but you might have more alternative perfume recommendations. So in the interests of helping Kristina out, please provide your suggestions in the comments. Also, if you have questions that are related to these fragrances mentioned, now is the time to ask (and another reader is welcome to answer you).