This ad copy is a bit before my time. For me, Wind Song is the smell of the 70's, a fragrance I never needed to purchase as there was always a bottle on the perfume counter at the corner drugstore. I loved that place. Loved it. Thankfully, they loved me too, and never objected to my generous use of their testers. The family that owned the store were just the nicest people. The drugstore was still around when I was in college, and sometimes I'd drive out of my way through the old neighbourhood to stop in and buy a soda or a packet of gum. The cosmetics and perfumes were long gone from the back of the store taken over instead by home-health care items, and it started to have the look (and smell) of a place in the later stages of decay-displays of plastic key fobs from the 60's still on the same counter as when I was a child. I'm certain no one ever bought those. I prefer to remember it as it was in the 60's and 70's-mirrored walls behind the cosmetics counter, elegant hanging lamps, tall stools I could barely climb up to examine all the testers, and the cotton wool display. When I was very small, the owner would pick me up and gently toss me into the gigantic round display of cotton wool in bags. The price for being let down was a kiss. Imagine trying that today-poor man would have had the police at the door.
Heavy on carnation, citrus, clove and vetiver, Wind Song has a pleasant spiciness without making you feel like you're wearing an orange pomador studded with cloves (I'm looking at YOU reformulated Tabu). Wind Song has a noticeable note of tarragon, which I adore (anyone that has seen my herb garden can attest to that). The liquorice/medicinal aspect of the herb comes through very strong at the top, but it settles into a comfortable blend with the florals and spices. There's a deep amber base to Wind Song that is still there in the reformulated modern version. I wouldn't have expected it to work as well as it does. For an inexpensive fragrance, it has excellent longevity...
...like a polyester blazer!
"Look, over there!"
No, there wasn't anything there, I just felt like pointing dramatically. Acting!
I should note that Wind Song does have a bit of soapiness to it, if you dislike that in a fragrance (I don't mind it). After the first few minutes the soapiness does fade as the middle notes of orris root and jasmine develop. Like most fragrances, Wind Song isn't the greatest scent right out of the bottle, but unlike many perfumes, it won't take all day to get to the notes you DO like.
1970's polyester blazer-Goodwill
1980's rayon walking shorts (made in France)- Goodwill
Vintage Bass loafers-Goodwill
Oh my gawd, he's putting perfume on her toes!