Welcome!

Please understand that this website is not affiliated with any of the perfume companies written about here in any way, it is only a reference page and repository of information for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

One of the goals of this website is to show the present owners of the various perfumes and cologne brands that are featured here how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the fragrance, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories, what it reminded you of, maybe a relative wore it, or you remembered seeing the bottle on their vanity table), who knows, perhaps someone from the company brand might see it.

Vintage Perfumes For Sale

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Maderas de Oriente by Myrurgia c1918

Maderas de Oriente by Myrurgia: launched in 1918 . The line included perfume extract, perfumed lotion (much like a concentrated cologne), soap and face powder.



Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a sweet floral oriental perfume with women.It starts with a fresh, spicy top, followed by a spicy floral heart, resting on a subdued, powdery floral base.
  • Top notes: bergamot, lemon, neroli, coriander, marjoram
  • Middle notes: clove, rose, orris, cyclamen, jasmine, ylang ylang
  • Base notes: sandalwood, cedar, musk, benzoin, guiacwood
.
"A Fascinating Spanish Fragrance from Myrurgia. One of delightful woodsy fragrance touched by the mystery of the Orient."


The New Yorker, 1957:
"Saks Fifth Avenue makes a fuss about Maderas de Oriente, the base of which is sandalwood; its bottle is covered by a bullet-shaped wooden case with a braided tassel at the top, and half an ounce of it costs $8.25."



Bottles:


The perfume extract was housed in a cylindrical flacon designed by Julien Viard and enameled with the name of the perfume (later bottles had a label instead of enameling), and presented inside of a cylindrical wooden case that sprouted a braided yarn tassel from its cap. Curiously, a small bundle of colored wooden (sandalwood) sticks was inserted into the bottle to further reference the perfume's name "Woods of the Orient".
























photo by florblanca




























http://www.maderasdeoriente.es/eng/eng.html

No comments:

Post a Comment

All comments will be subject to approval by a moderator. Comments may fail to be approved or may be edited if the moderator deems that they:
contain unsolicited advertisements ("spam")
are unrelated to the subject matter of the post or of subsequent approved comments
contain personal attacks or abusive/gratuitously offensive language