4711 is a traditional German Eau de Cologne produced in Cologne since, at 1799, it is allowed to use the geographical indication Original Eau de Cologne. Invented in Cologne, Germany, in a house with the number “4711”. It was initially developed for medicinal purposes. The ingredients are still top secret today, with only the main ingredients known.
Florida Water is an American version of Eau de Cologne or Cologne Water. It has the same citrus basis as Cologne Water but shifts the emphasis to sweet orange (rather than the lemon and neroli of the original Cologne Water) and adds spicy notes, including lavender clove. The name refers to the fabled Fountain of Youth, which was said to be located in Florida and the “flowery” nature. Florida Water was introduced by the New York City perfumer Robert I. Murray in 1808. It still uses the original 1808 formula, and that the current label is also a slightly modified version of the 1808 original. Florida Water was regarded as a unisex cologne, suitable for men and women alike. Victorian etiquette manuals warned young ladies against the “offensive” impression made by strong perfume.
Chanel No 5
Chanel No. 5 was the first perfume launched by French couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel in 1921. The scented formula for the fragrance was compounded by French-Russian chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux. The design of its bottle has been an essential part of the product’s allure. Coco Chanel was the first face of the fragrance, appearing in the advertisement published by Harper’s Bazaar in 1937.
What will treasured moments from your past spring forth when you open this bottle of Blue Waltz? The same sweet and spicy perfume as the one you once dabbed behind your ears as a teen, Blue Waltz evokes memories of high school sweethearts, proms, and bopping to the jukebox. Share a bottle with a young friend and let this delightful scent become part of her memories, too. Blue Waltz is a feminine perfume by Joubert. The scent was launched in 1927.
Evening in Paris
Ernest Beaux created the perfume “Soir de Paris” (“Evening in Paris”) for French perfumer Bourjois in 1928. Established in Paris in 1863 to manufacture makeup and face powders, Bourjois has been making perfume since 1900. “Evening in Paris” was originally sold in a cobalt blue bottle designed by Jean Helleu. In the late 1960s, the scent was discontinued and revived and reformulated by Chanel in the early 1990s.
Miss Dior: 1947
Miss Dior Originale Eau de Toilette (previously Miss Dior) is a feminine perfume by Christian Dior. The scent was launched in 1947, and the fragrance was created by perfumers Paul Vacher, Serge Heftler Louiche and Jean Carles.
Nina Ricci L’Air du Temp: 1948
L’Air du Temps is a women’s perfume by the French fashion house, Nina Ricci. It was created in 1948 by the French perfumer Francis Fabron, in collaboration with Nina Ricci’s son Robert (1905–1988), who sought to expand the house’s business into an in-house perfumery. In its original production, the perfume was contained in a bottle designed by René Lalique. This perfume is considered one of the best-selling perfumes at that time.
Estee Lauder Youth Dew: 1953
Youth Dew is a feminine perfume by Estée Lauder. The scent was launched in 1953, and perfumer Josephine Catapano created the fragrance.
Revlon Charlie: 1973
Charlie / Charlie Blue is a feminine perfume by Revlon. The scent was launched in 1973
Mitsouko Eau de Parfum is a feminine perfume by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 1919, and perfumer Jacques Guerlain created the fragrance.
In 1919, Europe was fascinated by Japan and the culture of the Far East. This was the moment when Jacques Guerlain named his new fragrance Mitsouko. Mitsouko means “mystery” in Japanese and symbolizes passionate and mysterious femininity.
Penhaligon’s Blue Bell
A fragrant carpet of bluebells awaits. Breathe deep—Citrus, hyacinth, clove. An eau de toilette is reminiscent of childhood escapades in the fresh, dewy spring. Bluebell is a feminine perfume by Penhaligon’s. The scent was launched in 1978.
Shalimar perfume was created in 1921 by the perfume house of Guerlain. It was re-released for the Art Deco Exhibition in Paris in 1925. Shalimar was named after the garden in Srinagar, built for Mumtaz Mahal, wife of Shah Jahan, in honour of his wife. Before he became emperor, his name was Prince Khurram.
Fracas Robert Piguet for women. Fracas was first launched in 1948 and then reissued in 1998. Intoxicating fragrance in Parisian style, known for its refined simplicity, and as an object of desire for women worldwide. Fracas is glamorous and comfortable at the same time, modern and provocative.
Lavender is a shared / unisex perfume by Floris. The scent was launched in 1821
Guerlain – Vol de Nuit
Named after the novel of the same name by poet and aviator, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The perfume is “a tribute to women who like to take risks.”
Guerlain – Jicky
According to Guerlain folklore, this was named after an English student whom Aimé Guerlain fell in love with. It was named for his nephew, Jacques Guerlain. It was the first ‘abstract’ perfume as it wasn’t reminiscent of one individual note.
Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Parfum
L’Interdit was a perfume created in 1957 by Hubert de Givenchy. The word interdit is French for “forbidden.” The nose/perfumer behind this feminine aldehydic-floral fragrance was Francis Fabron (1913 – 2005). It has a delicate, floral, powdery aroma. It contains notes of rose, jasmine, violet and, at heart, a blend of woods and grasses.
Givenchy created the perfume for Audrey Hepburn, who wore it for a year before its release to the public. Hepburn also became the first actress to become the face of perfume for L’Interdit.
Elizabeth Arden – Blue Grass
Relaunched in 1989.
Carven – Ma Griffe
Ma Griffe (original) is a feminine perfume by Carven. The scent was launched in 1946, and perfumer Jean Carles created the fragrance. Jacques Bouquet designed the bottle.
Dana – Tabu
Tabu is a feminine perfume by Dana. The scent was launched in 1932, and perfumer Jean Carles created the fragrance.
Prince Matchabelli – Wind Song
Wind Song is a feminine perfume by Prince Matchabelli. The scent was launched in 1952
Jean Desprez – Bal a Versailles
Bal à Versailles is a feminine perfume by Jean Desprez. The scent was launched in 1962
Giorgio Beverly Hills – Giorgio Beverly Hills
It was the decade of Dynasty (1981- 1989), Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous(1984 – 1995), Falcon Crest (1981 – 1990) and other rich-people porn for aspirational types. And it got off to one hell of a smelly start.
The history of Quelques Fleurs (1912) by Houbigant Est. 1775.
It discontinued in the fifties but relaunched in 1988.
Jean Patou – Joy
Joy was created as a reaction to the 1929 Wall Street crash, which had diminished Jean Patou’s wealthy American clientele’ fortunes. Despite its elevated price and the depressed economic environment, Joy became a success and has remained Jean Patou’s most famous fragrance.
Joy is a feminine perfume by Jean Patou. The scent was launched in 1930, and perfumer Henri Alméras created the fragrance. Louis Sue designed the bottle.
Lanvin – Arpège
Arpège is a feminine perfume by Lanvin. The scent was launched in 1927, and the fragrance was created by perfumers Paul Vacher and André Fraysse. Armand-Albert Rateau designed the bottle.
Vent Vert (original) is a feminine perfume by Pierre Balmain. The scent was launched in 1947, and perfumer Germaine Cellier created the fragrance.
L’Heure Bleue Eau de Parfum is a feminine perfume by Guerlain. The scent was launched in 1912 and the fragrance was created by perfumer Jacques Guerlain. The bottle was designed by Raymond Guerlain.
Enjoy the fragrance of gardenias any time of year—wear Jungle Gardenia, the hypnotic scent favoured by actress Barbara Stanwyck. True to the original women’s fragrance launched in 1932, this blend of gardenia, jasmine, lily of the valley, and other romantic notes smells as wonderful as you remember.