Kyoto 1981 Eau de Parfum

Kyoto (Eau de Parfum) by Kanebo
Bottle Design Pierre Dinand
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Kyoto (Eau de Parfum) is a perfume by Kanebo for women and was released in 1981. The scent is floral-chypreartig. The production was apparently discontinued. Pronunciation
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Spicy notesSpicy notes AldehydesAldehydes BergamotBergamot OrangeOrange PeachPeach
Heart Notes Heart Notes
CarnationCarnation IrisIris JasmineJasmine LilacLilac RoseRose Ylang-ylangYlang-ylang
Base Notes Base Notes
BenzoinBenzoin CistusCistus CivetCivet FrankincenseFrankincense SandalwoodSandalwood Tonka beanTonka bean VetiverVetiver
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Possible side effect: melancholy
Last fall I found a small bottle of Kyoto EdP in a box of vintage perfumes again. Of course I wanted to know immediately how the content has survived the years.

What I found was -for me- very touching:
In my mind, I was about to open an old chest of fragrant sandalwood, which contained a valuable antique komono,
The silk, like the top note of the perfume, is already very fragile.
The colors of the beautiful, imprinted and hand-embroidered floral pattern are partially faded, but can still be guessed.
Clearly perceptible is the subtle scent of incense, which leads me to believe that this kimono was worn on feast days for temple ceremonies.
Such an expensive piece of clothing was certainly passed down from generation to generation. Of the women who wore it, there is no trace, no memory left. They are shadows in the realm of shadows, a whisper in the wind.

In my collection are perfumes for different occasions and moods: Some are uplifting and vitalizing, others more soothing, warming and relaxing.
This perfume is not tipped, it fades more and more, leaving behind a memory of its beauty,
Kyoto is a memento mori for me, a confrontation with transience.
No other of my perfumes has this side effect of evoking not only melancholy, but sometimes even profound sadness.
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