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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Paris by Coty c1921

Paris by Coty: launched in 1921, named after the famous city, and introduced to the USA in 1922. It was created by perfumer Vincent Roubert, and was a floral perfume inspired by the successful Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant.





Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It was classified as an aldehydic floral fragrance for women with a lovely lilac-rose-hyacinth bouquet accented with a carnation undertone. The perfume is described as heavy fruity, honey, spicy, with a cherry-vanilla sweetness, with balsamic nuances with waxy, rosy, floral, powdery, musky, animalic notes in the dry down.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, hyacinth, carnation, spices
  • Heart notes: lily, peach, lilac, ylang ylang, heliotrope, Bulgarian rose otto, honey
  • Base notes: civet, vanilla, musk, incense, ambergris, oakmoss, benzoin

Bottles:


It was packaged in bottles in various sizes 2 oz , 1 oz, 1/2 oz and including a purse flacon in 1/4 oz. The 2 oz cut crystal flacon was housed inside a fancy blue and silver box accented with a silk tassel. Paris was also available in face powder, dusting powder and talcum powder.

c1949 ad


It was advertised as the " Fragrance of Tantalizing Gaiety. Paris is a gift of subtle grace. It expresses the joyous, lilting temperament." Another ad reads ""For Brilliant Sophisticated Temperaments of the "delicately imperious" women of the world, Coty offers Paris."

A 1925 ad reads:
"For the Brilliant Sophisticated Temperaments: Emeraud, Paris, L'Origan"

c1948 ad




Fate of the Fragrance:

Paris was discontinued around 1968.



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