Monday, December 30, 2013

Detchema by Revillon c1953

Detchema by Revillon: launched in 1953 and named for the Tibetan sorceress of joy.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a soft rich floral aldehyde fragrance for women,

  • Top notes: aldehydes, lime blossom, daffodil, neroli, bergamot, hyacinth, angelica and peach
  • Heart notes:  jonquil, oriental rose, clove, pepper, Florentine iris, Bulgarian rose, Grasse jasmine, ylang-ylang, hyacinth, lily of the valley and carnation
  • Base notes: oakmoss, patchouli, orris, Sumatran benzoin, sycamore, sandalwood, vanilla, tonka, Tibetan musk, Peruvian ambrette and Andean vetiver.

The perfume was specially blended by IFF to perfume furs, its component extracts included from essences from India and from Ceylon.

Mademoiselle, 1963:
"An exotic meld of fruits and jasmine laced with roses, sandalwood and lime blossoms — Detchema de Revillon (perfume, 2 oz., $55)."

Detchema was available in parfum extrait, parfum de toilette, eau de cologne, eau de parfum, powder and bath & shower gel.It also came in two sprays, one large one for the dresser and one for the purse.


Fate of the Fragrance:

Detchema was discontinued sometime around 1990. It was reformulated and relaunched in 1994 in both eau de toilette and eau de parfum concentrations.

Newest reformulated version:
  • Top Notes: aldehydes, bergamot, hyacinth, neroli, peach
  • Heart Notes: carnation, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, rose, ylang-ylang
  • Base Notes: amber, orris root, leather, musk, sandalwood, tonka bean, vetiver

Detchéma Long Time, an eau de parfum, was introduced in 1984 and discontinued shortly afterwards.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, peach, rose, bergamot, apricot
  • Middle notes: iris, jasmine, lily, violet, ylang ylang
  • Base notes: sandalwood, oakmoss, vetiver

Detchema Long Time eau de parfum sample, photo from delcampe

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