Whilst rummaging at the bottom of my wardrobe this morning I stumbled across some familiar packaging. When Ysatis by Givenchy’s Dominique Ropion launched in 1984 it was a seductive scent worn by career women all over the globe. An oriental floral bouquet combining mandarin against musky base notes, Ysatis has aged well and continues to draw compliments when worn.
That’s the strange thing about popular fragrances from the 80’s…they generally have not aged well. Think Elizabeth Arden’s Red Door; a must have fragrance in it’s day, it now brings to mind ladies in power suits and sneakers pounding the New York streets which was never a good look.