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."
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".
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