Golden Autumn Vintage Cologne (Prince Matchabelli)

I know that people have enjoyed poking fun at the Prince Matchabelli brand ever since it came down in the world-- and honestly, it never seemed that high up to begin with. But decent perfume at an affordable price is a lovely democratic principle to consider.

Golden Autumn is a nice little Oriental with a hint of wood smoke and a welcome rasp of ambergris in its voice. Women used to be able to obtain it simply by going "downtown" -- not to the city, nor to another country, but simply to the center of their community, where they could pick up their dry-cleaning, visit the public library, and -- yes -- vote. Now all they can get is crapwater by Faith Hill and Katy Perry. No wonder civic duty is dead.

Scent Elements: Aldehydes, carnation, rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, cinnamon, cedar, vetiver, benzoin, labdanum, ambergris, civet, musk