Jacqueline is a great store! I went there with digital denim once and we chatted with "Mr. Jacqueline." Once he determined that we were genuinely interested, he became somewhat chatty and told us some amusing anecdotes, my favorites of which involved various shortages during the war (that would be WWII), and the usages of perfume for some purposes other the originally intended. I also got the impression that Mrs. Jacqueline was quite the hottie in her day. Today I am trying out Cuir Mauresque. When I smelled it in the jar, I was afraid it was going to be too sweet and cloying, but it turns out to play very nicely. There is just a hint of spicy orange overlaying a soft leather. Yes, I talked with him on numerous occasions, and he talked about he used to visit Hubert de Givenchy in France, and also how his store used to be located near the old I.Magnin building, and Neiman Marcus was actively competing with the shop for business. Apparently there were complaints. An interesting use of perfume I've read about was drinking it in lieu of alcohol. I'm sure hangovers smelled better there. I'd read about this (after your post) and had heard it was in a similar vein as Yatagan, sans the meatiness. Is that true? My scent du jour is John Varvatos. Pleasant and well-balanced. Too bad spring has already sprung around here. It's not quite as light as Yatagan, or as liquid-smelling if that makes sense. It's quite a heavy, slightly unwholesome scent. Thanks for the info. Your description of it is very appealing since my olfactory taste tend to go into that direction of dry, woody scents. Longevity is a big factor when I buy fragrances . I'll have to look for it locally here in L.A. I'll check out Jacqueline next time I visit the City. I wouldn't quite describe it as dry, but it's slightly woody. As far as I know, it seems only available in SF.