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IT'S NATIONAL FRAGRANCE DAY! CHECK OUT THE FAB BACKGROUND AND HISTORICAL TIMELINE OF FRAGRANCE AT https://nationaltoday.com/national-fragrance-day/
AND NOW SOME FUN...click on the photos and links.
Last autumn, your editor stumbled upon a local tag sale and there on the table--already sold--were a dozen unopened bottles of vintage BLUE WALTZ perfume--in the familiar heart-shaped bottle.
(Whatever you think of the scent, that
bottle was a stroke of marketing genius....)
BLUE WALTZ was popular for decades (the black and white ad shown here is from 1946. It was one of those stand-by "five and dime store" items that graced many a vanity table. The sweet and spicy fragrance, is being remade today and can be found at the VERMONT COUNTRY STORE and on Amazon.
The scent appears to be very much the same as the original, or at least as most of us remember it.
And finally check out this great 1964 ad for MY SIN perfume...Lanvin My Sin (Mon Peche) was created back in 1924 by a mysterious Russian lady called “Madame Zed”, who worked on several more Lanvin fragrances.
"This feminine, provocative and dangerously seductive fragrant composition began with aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, clary sage and neroli."
The use of the black cat imagery in their ads was also very effective. You can still find it today HERE.
And if you're a fan of vintage perfume in general, do we have the place for you: YESTERDAY'S PERFUME, click here
And did you know that Croton had its own perfume factory on Brook Street? It was called COMPAGNIE PARENTO.
For those who don't know, COMPAGNIE PARENTO is still in existence today.
According to their website, Addington Doolittle, founder of Compagnie Parento, Inc. believed it was time to break the American dependency on imported perfumes and start an American manufacturing operation.
Compagnie Parento, Inc. began creating and producing fragrance oils in the United States just after the turn of the 20th century. (For more about COMPAGNIE PARENTO, click here.)
And finally for the guys---oh no, now I've gone and done it, the local p.c./woke mob are sharpening their pitchforks and lighting the torches even as we speak---check out a fab site that's fast becoming a favorite around here...it's called APE TO GENTLEMAN
They have a very thorough post on THE GREATEST MEN'S FRAGRANCES EVER CREATED.
You'll find some familiar favorites or perhaps be inspired to try something different. Content is broken out by decades more or less; read and see it all here.
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I'm still an Aramis man. My wife loved Charlie.ReplyDelete