Clone Formula: L’Origan by Coty

“Every city, let me teach you, has its own smell.” So said E. M. Forster in A Room With A View. As a hobbyist perfumer I am fascinated by smell—particularly the smells of history. It was a precious and rare vial of the 1905 perfume, L’Origan, that decided me on the hobby. I openened the box in which it had been delivered and was immediately enveloped in the scent that led one newspaper reporter to exclaim: “All Paris smells of...
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Florian
Florian
1 month ago

Thank you for Sharing this!
Good Thing is that i got Appells book
Cant wait to try it Out!

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Please! That would be fantastic. I have been trying to get a copy of the book but can only seem to see ones for sale around 1500 bucks -_-

Florian
Florian
1 month ago
Reply to  Frank

You can get it here: https://micellepress.co.uk/Fpcff1.html
They first published it and still sell it for 50 Bucks (UK Pounds)

Frank
Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Florian

Thanks! I’ll definitely grab a copy! <3

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

I was actually able to find all the Appel bases on TGSC. I can link them here if you like.

Frank
Frank
1 month ago

So, I have never smelled the original L’Origan , but if it smells like this, then it is absolutely incredible. I just mixed this up and let it sit for about 5 hours so far and decided to mix up a small sample. Even without having set for a few days it is so fresh and complex, like a whirlwind of so many different things all presenting themselves in tandem. This is LOVELY Jamie, thanks so much for sharing! …. just wow… cant stop.. sniffing this.

Florian
Florian
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

I will mix this one later this day.
What do you think about using tonka bean ‘extract’ instead of coumarin because your comment says tonka bean?
I got this but i dont know at what % it is.
It is said to be an alcohol extract.
It smells really nice with a bit of a salty caramel note, atleast i think it smells like that

Florian
Florian
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

I got coumarin, vanillin and Heliotropex N, its a Heliotropin replacer by IFF

Joye
Joye
1 month ago

Oh my! Got me lower guard here. Just your favorite!
Nice formula and great determination persuading such achieve. I know how it cost to pay the due respect to the greats.
It’s a honor learn it from here.

Cheers from T.O.

John
John
1 month ago

I haven’t been able to get my hands on appell’s book, but i found the bouvardia and ambreine formulas online thankfully! For the opoponax doux, do you know of any chem or base available now that would be a suitable substitute? Or is it a rather complex base like the ambrene 50? Thank you!

John
John
1 month ago
Reply to  John

Just one other question, would ambrettolide make a suitable substitute for musk ambrette?

John
John
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie Frater

Oh I see, I’ll have to try it out with extra musk ketone as I am eager to smell this (: And that would be amazing, I would definitely purchase them as I’m sure your versions are delightful! Thank you for the quick and thorough reply!

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