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Sunday, March 3, 2013

Climat by Lancome c1967

Climat by Lancôme: launched in 1967. Created by by Gerard Goupil of Robertet Perfumers. This fragrance takes its name from the well-known eponymous novel by French author André Maurois. The English translation of “Climats de Lancome” is "ambience of Lancome.”


Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is described as a soft rich floral aldehyde perfume.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, narcissus and peach
  • Heart notes: May rose, lily of the valley, ylang-ylang, violet, rosemary, tuberose and jasmine
  • Base notes: sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, bamboo, vetiver, musk and civet

Bottle:

Presented in a bottle designed by Serge Mansau.



Period Advertisements:

Harper's Bazaar, 1968:
"Lancome's French omniscience in such matters is behind its newest perfume,Climat. Think of clear air laden with Mountain flowers ... Bottled in free-form crystal, Lancome's Climat (pronounced Kleemah) Perfume, 1 oz. $30; Eau de Toilette, 4 oz. $10."

Perfumery and Essential Oil Record, 1968:
"Lancome launch Climat Lancome have launched a new perfume called Climat, described as probably the most captivating new perfume of the decade. Climat (illustrated above) is ethereal, lasting and extravagantly French."

Mademoiselle, 1968:
"So with the Lancome crowd. They've a new scent— Climat. A blend of head- spinners like mountain narcissus, rose of May, jasmine, sandalwood. The kind of thing to gamble on if you like sure things."

Vogue - Volume 154, 1969:
"Lancome's Climat has atmosphere to burn. This Christmas, a square, scented candle slides out like a drawer from the top of the box holding eau de toilette, so the climate is heavenly all around. Also possible, a box of six Climat candles in various colors, marvellous present.."


Fate of the Fragrance:

Climat was discontinued sometime in the early 1980s. It was relaunched along with Sikkim and Magie for a special show in 1989. The perfumes were hand filled from a Baccarat urn into crystal flacons.

 It was briefly brought back to the shelves by Lancome in 1997 and was exclusively sold at Saks Fifth Avenue.

It was later reformulated and launched in 2005 as part of Lancome's La Collection, a 70 year anniversary celebrating Lancome's perfume tradition. This resulted in a repackaging of their more famous discontinued scents (Magie, Sikkim, Climat, Sagamore).

In October 2015, Lancome issued a new reformulated edition of Climat, exclusively for the Russian market, where the fragrance has had an undying devotion for 40 years. To mark the anniversary, the aldehydic floral perfume is named Climat L'Edition Mythique, and is released as a limited edition of only 3000 bottles. This new edition is housed in 75ml bottles and is in parfum extract concentration. The perfume retails for 17.985 russian ruble ($295 USD).
  • Top notes: aldehydes, violet, bergamot, green notes and peach
  • Middle notes: lily of the valley, tuberose, narcissus, May rose, iris, ylang-ylang and jasmine
  • Base notes: sandalwood, moss, vetiver, amber and musk


Note: Please understand that this website is not affiliated with the Lancome company in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the Lancome fragrances.  

The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Lancome company how much we miss the discontinued classics such as Climat and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back the original formula of the perfume! 

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the perfume, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories), who knows, perhaps someone from the company might see it.


2 comments:

  1. Hi there!

    Climat is my favorite fragrance of all time and I love to research its history. Unfortunately, most of the bottles for sale in the marketplace are now fakes. I have just a few questions if you don't mind:

    Can you offer any more details about the special relaunch in 1989? Where did this happen and did Climat perfume return to retail stores at this time? If so, do you know how it was packaged?
    Also, how did you hear about this relaunch? I am unable to find any other reference to it on the web. I would love any info you can provide on this event and the history of Climat in general.

    I am lucky enough to own one of the parfums from the 1997 relaunch. It was exclusive to Saks but also to Holt-Renfrew in Canada. I've heard it was still offered there in the early 2000s. Climat has had such a strange and elusive history, and it is a very sought-after fragrance. Sadly, as I mentioned, it is hard to come by because the market is saturated with fakes in both parfum & EDT forms. I think Climat is a perfume which has always been hard to come by. It's distribution was very limited even when it was in production. I don't know why that is considering it's such a gorgeous fragrance. If it had been more widely available I'm sure it would have won many more adherents, but it was often only available at a few key places in the world.

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  2. Hello, dear author and all Climat lovers and admirers!
    When you speaking about 90s limited relaunch for Saks, I guess you mean those boxes design with golden square on the front, from which it all awful cheapest (Turkish? Russian? ) fakes with toxic green liquid started. I think there should be something real they took design from. Now I guess that this could be those limited relaunch in 90s.
    Thank you :)

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