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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Volage by Neiman Marcus c1979

Volage by Neiman Marcus: launched in 1979.

VOLAGE. The mark "Volage" translated into English means "Fickle". First use Feb. 16, 1979; in commerce Oct. 5, 1979.




Volage was available in the following:
  • 0.08 oz Parfum in clear glass micro mini bottle with plastic stopper
  • 1/8 oz Parfum Splash in frosted bottle
  • 1/4 oz Parfum Splash in frosted bottle with butterfly stopper (mini replica of the larger size)
  • 1/4 oz Parfum Spray, clear glass cylinder with brass cap
  • 1 oz Parfum Splash in frosted bottle with butterfly stopper (with atomizer attachment)
  • 4 oz Eau de Toilette in frosted glass
  • Body Lotion
  • Perfumed Guest Soap
  • Porcelain pomander

Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like?A lot like Opium by Yves Saint Laurent! It is classified as an oriental perfume for women, with deliciously spicy, woodsy notes with a warm, rich vanilla base.
  • Top notes: cinnamon, cloves, carnation, pepper, mandarin orange, bay leaf, bergamot
  • Middle notes: opoponax, tolu balsam, labdanum, orris, patchouli, rose
  • Base notes: castoreum, amber, myrrh, cedar, incense, vetiver, vanilla, benzoin, sandalwood

Texas Monthly, 1983:
"Some things are unique in the world. N-M's very own Volage® And the woman who wears it. In perfume, eau de toilette and body lotion, 18.00 to 75.00."


Bottles:

Volage 4 oz Eau de Toilette. Photo by Quirky Finds 

1/4 oz Perfume Atomizer. Photo by ebay seller orange_lauren

1/4 oz Parfum Mini with butterfly stopper


1 oz Volage Parfum Botle with Atomizer Attachment (frosted glass Butterfly stopper, not shown in photo)

Pomander. Photo by ebay seller oddities_emporium



Volage 1/8 oz Parfum splash. Photo by Florblanca


Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown, probably around 1996.


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