Photo Vintage Eau de Cologne (Karl Lagerfeld)

Photo (1990) is an affable Oriental fougère in the Fendi Uomo mode-- all bracing herbs and spicy flowers against a backdrop of tonka and cedarwood. If this sounds a bit butch to you, please know that my seatmate at this morning's library workshop actually moved closer to me to get away from her neighbor, who reeked of Jessica Simpson Dessert Treats. (Which one? Couldn't say. All of them, maybe?) She said I smelled wonderful, possibly because she couldn't taste my sparingly-applied fragrance on the roof of her mouth. Score one for the old-school wrist dab!

Scent Elements: Aldehydes, mandarin, bergamot, lemon, lavender, coriander, caraway, galbanum, cyclamen, carnation, rose, jasmine, honey, sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, patchouli, oakmoss, benzoin, cedar, guaiacwood