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Friday, April 26, 2013

Volcan D'Amour by Diane Von Furstenberg c1981

Volcan d'Amour is the second fragrance from the designer Diane von Furstenberg, launched in 1981, it was immensely popular but by 1984, when the designer sold the business to Beecham Pharmaceuticals, it was gone, discontinued and today, very hard to find.



In 1980, Diane met a Brazilian in Bali, with whom she had a torrid relationship. The romance was shrouded in an overheated, tropical mystique and reporters only used her paramour’s first name, Paolo, his last name was later revealed to be Fernandes. Their passion inspired her to create her 1981 fragrance Volcan d’Amour, based on a poem she dedicated to Paolo under the name Volcan d'Amour (Volcano of Love), which was later included inside the perfume box:
Into my life you came
Bringing peace to my heart
Fire to my body
Love to my soul
In your eyes I see myself
Feeling, reaching, looking
For perfect harmony

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a heady chypre floral fragrance for women with dominant notes of violets and basil. It was described as an “intense violet, created by blending over 300 of the world's richest ingredients.” It starts with a fresh flowery, green, spicy top, followed by a radiant rich floral heart, layered over a feminine, warm and sensual base.
  • Top notes: basil, bergamot, coriander, orange blossom, green note
  • Middle notes: ylang ylang, carnation, African violet, syringa, orris, lily of the valley, jasmine, rose, tuberose
  • Base notes: civet, olibanum, labdanum, ambergris, vetiver, myrrh, oakmoss, musk, patchouli, sandalwood, and frankincense

The fragrance was available in the following:
  • 1/4 oz Parfum
  • 1/2 oz Parfum
  • 1 oz Parfum
  • 1.5 oz Eau de Toilette
  • 2 oz Eau de Toilette 

Bottle:

1 oz of Volcan d'Amour Parfum retailed for $140 in 1983 and was presented in a seven sided glass bottle that looks like a shard of crystal.

Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown, probably around 1986.

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

The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the  Diane Von Furstenberg company how much we miss the discontinued classics such as Volcan d'Amour 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.



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