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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Hattie Carnegie Perfumes

In this guide I have listed the various perfumes produced by Hattie Carnegie of New York City.

Established by Henrietta Kanengeiser (born in Austria 1889, died in New York in 1956) in East 49th Street, New York in 1909; a fashion and jewelry house. Launched her first signature fragrance in 1925.

The perfumes of Hattie Carnegie :
  • 1928 Hattie Carnegie
  • 1939 Hypnotic (an aldehydic floral perfume)
  • 1939 No. 7 (a floral chypre perfume)
  • 1941 No. 49
  • 1944 No. 11
  • 1944 Carnegie Blue (a crisp, sharp, aldehydic floral jasmine perfume)
  • 1944 Carnegie Pink (a dry aldehydic floral chypre perfume)
  • 1944 Carnegie White
  • 1944 Carnegie Beige
  • 1944 Whirlpool
  • 1945 Four Winds (a fresh, light, vibrant, sporty, earthy, forest-like outdoor cologne)
  • 1946 Any Time
  • 1946 Any Where
  • 1949 Golden Lotus
  • 1949 Golden Lily
  • 1949 Golden Lilac
  • 1949 50
  • 1949 Carte Bleu
  • 1949 Carte Blanche (a spicy perfume)
  • 1949 Carte Verte
  • 1958 Miss Hattie
  • 1964 Mr. Carnegie (sandalwood, men's aftershave lotion)
  • 1964 AGogo (jasmine, rose, and woods perfume)

Harper's Bazaar, 1946:
"Five original fragrances captured and sealed in the famous — and lovely — Hattie Carnegie head bottle. "Carnegie Blue," "Hypnotic," "7," "11," "49." Five to thirty-five dollars* in representative stores throughout the country."

Home Journal, 1947:
"Hypnotic, in the golden head, is sophistication from Hattie Carnegie."

Cue, 1948:
"Hattie Carnegie's answer to the how- to-keep-cool question is Four Winds Body Mint Julep which you can simply pat on where it will do the most good, spray all over you or use to perfume your bath. It's $2 for 6 oz." 

Harper's Bazaar, 1949:

The New Yorker, 1949:
"Scentwrite — 24k gold plated perfume pencil with Golden Lotus Carnegie perfume."

Harper's Bazaar, 1950:
"A pretty new way to carry perfume in your handbag, this gold-plated and gem- studded pencil with a cache concealed in the top. By Hattie Carnegie, and the cost includes half a dram of her "Golden Lotus," as well as a crystal funnel for filling."

Vogue, 1966:
"a Gogo by Hattie Carnegie means galore. What a Gogo is galore with: jasmine, rose, dusty overtones, new aromatic techniques twelve years in the blending."

Mademoiselle, 1968:
"What's needed is a good spirit-reviver, and we propose Hattie Carnegie's Special Edition Perfumes. Four scents: Carnegie Pink (mellow-dreamy), Carnegie Blue (crisp), Four Winds (inscrutable), a GOGO (ye-ye). When you're at your lowest, Hypnotic."

Vogue, 1969:
"Hattie Carnegie's Agogo comes in a sleek little stash-size spray cylinder all gilty-bright as the perfume inside."

Vogue, 1970:
"Join the New Movement. The action starts with Parfum AGogo by Hattie Carnegie, French perfume $25.00 the oz. In other fragrant forms, from $4.00. At today-type stores."

The notes listed below are mostly what I detected when I sampled the perfumes myself.

Hattie Carnegie No. 7 is classified as a floral chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: bergamot and neroli
  • Middle notes: rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, lilac and lily
  • Base notes: labdanum, oakmoss, vetiver, patchouli, sandalwood, and musk

Hattie Carnegie Blue is classified as an aldehydic floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: bergamot, aldehydes and neroli
  • Middle notes: rose, jasmine, lilac, lily of the valley, spices
  • Base notes: sandalwood, cedar, labdanum, oakmoss, sandalwood, and musk

Carnegie Pink is classified as a dry aldehydic floral chypre fragrance for women. The notes given below are what I smelled when I just tested my own bottle of the perfume.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, citrus
  • Middle notes: jasmine, lily of the valley, violet, orris
  • Base notes: oakmoss, sandalwood, musk, vetiver, amber, patchouli, labdanum

1 comment:

  1. I was given a gift of Hattie Carnegie around 1964....I believe it was wrapped in a light green color....it was delightful....soft. floral...lasting...a bit of baby powder came through....was able to buy for several years after but then no longer available......I wish I knew what the fragrance "notes" were in Hattie's.


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