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Monday, April 29, 2013

Evening Star by Blanchard c1949

Evening Star by Blanchard was launched in 1949. Although I read the trademark info on the name and it says it was first used commercially in 1951.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a spicy floral fragrance for women.

Although there are no published notes on this scent, will use one of my vintage 1950s perfume nips to describe the notes I detect.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, violet
  • Middle notes: ylang ylang, jasmine, carnation, violet, lily of the valley
  • Base notes: oakmoss, ambergris, opoponax, benzoin, vanilla
It is a sweet floral, romantic fragrance with notes of aldehydes, bergamot, jasmine, violet, muguet, carnation, ylang ylang, benzoin, opoponax, amber and oak moss. There is a lot of violet and jasmine in this sweet perfume.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.


  1. My mother had Evening Star when I was in my teens. I used to wear it when I dated during my junior and senior years of high school, but never saw it in stores, so once that bottle was gone, I had no more. It was a sweet, spicy fragrance that I thought was delightful, and my then-boyfriend thought was sexy. Reminded me of Tigress by Faberge (in the late 60's/early 70's), Anne Klein II (in the 90's) and Millennia by Avon (early 2000's),all discontinued. Would love to find that fragrance or something very close again.

    1. Evening Star as an "oriental" fragrance. I asked a coworker in 1956 the name of her scent, and never forgot her answer. I saw it in a drugstore afterward, so it was not expensive. There are many orientals still available, but not as much as in the 'fifies (my golden years). My favorite is Shalimar by Guerlain, which is still around. I find some of the orientals harsh, such as Tigress by Faberge which I remember seeing in drugstores in the late 1940's; it came in a set of 4 fragrances including their most popular which was Aphrodisia, and Woodhue (harsh). There are so many others, and my aging brain at 80 is slower. Orientals were always my favorite. Another oldie drugstore brand is Tabu by Dana which was hugely popular and is still around. A retailer who has most of these old-timey favorites is Vermont Country Store, a family-owned business. I am Claire.May@Verizon.net if you need more specifics.


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