The original Tailspin (Launched 1940):
The opening is of distinct beauty: a green herbal note that is a touch crisp combines with a lovely slightly spicy undertone that has a white pepper attached to it. A delicious idea!
The drydown figures a generous gardenia, embedded in a potpourri of white flowers, including hints of muguet and carnation. Soon the floral sweetness carries whiffs of cinnamon
The base sees a touch of wood, with again a slightly deeper gentle spice note; together with the white florals this sees it through until the end, with a slight pleasant powderiness added over
the last hours.
The sillage is moderate, the projection excellent and the longevity an impressive ten hours.
This is a wonderful scent for spring days, made of ingredients if the highest quality. Gorgeous. 4/5.
The re-issued Passionnement version:
Overall this is in character quite similar, but sillage and projection are weaker, and it only lasts six hours on my skin. A diluted and weaker remake. Maybe for
the office. 3.25/5