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Monday, April 29, 2013

Le Secret de Suzanne by Suzanne c1924

Le Secret de Suzanne by Suzanne (Perichon) was first launched in 1924 in France, it wasn't until around 1933 that it made its way into the USA. The perfume's name is based on an opera or ballet of the same name.



France in 1924, America in 1935 until around 1953.


Fragrance Composition:


I have a vintage perfume nip of Le Secret de Suzanne, probably from the 1940s.  Although there are no published notes to be found.  The perfume can be described as warm, floral and ends up being very sweet and heavy on the sandalwood. It actually still smells incredible and would still be worn today by those who love classic, long forgotten perfumes.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, geranium
  • Middle notes: rose, orange blossom, violet, lily of the valley, jasmine, ylang ylang
  • Base notes: vetiver, oakmoss, amber, patchouli, benzoin, sandalwood


Bottles:




Parfum, photo by Rago Arts


1935: 
“New Perfume Importation SECRET DE SUZANNE By Suzanne of Paris. The most popular perfume of the moment with several members of the English Royal Family.”


Parfum, photo by ruby lane seller dorothy's bling

1937:
“We Proudly introduce to discriminating women Suzanne’s Exquisite Perfume -”Secret of Suzanne”, sold exclusively by Washburnse’s and America’s most exclusive shops. This one superb perfume has brought fame to its creator, Suzanne. A fragrance too elusive to define, and as endlessly intriguing as Paris itself! In its gay Continental package, this perfume makes its debut at Washburne’s, $2.50, $4.50, $6.50 and up.”

Parfum, photo by Perfume Bottles Auction



1937: 
“Secret of Suzanne a delightful odor exclusively at The Crescent comes in fancy bottles for Easter.”


1939:
” it’s the most talked about perfume in years...a gay, haunting fragrance that you’ll adore instantly. “

1939:
"SUZANNE Eau de Cologne by Suzanne is a companion to the exquisite Secret of Suzanne perfume. Madame Suzanne has captured in this Cologne the authentic fragrance of her provocative and captivating perfume."


Eau de Cologne, photo by ebay seller tumtum99




1944:
” Two sizes of this long-lasting, romantic fragrance have made their appearance! “Secret of Suzanne” is a “Perfume with an indescribable scent! Not distracting nor blatant this essence is persuasively alluring.”


Bath Essence, photo by ebay seller 


1945: 
“Delightful, enchanting, sophisticated! For those who know the art of wearing perfume.”



Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown.

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