Please understand that this website is not affiliated with any of the perfume companies written about here in any way, it is only a reference page and repository of information for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

One of the goals of this website is to show the present owners of the various perfumes and cologne brands that are featured here how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the fragrance, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories, what it reminded you of, maybe a relative wore it, or you remembered seeing the bottle on their vanity table), who knows, perhaps someone from the company brand might see it.

Vintage Perfumes For Sale

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Rock n Roll by Marquay c1956

Rock n Roll by Marquay: launched in 1956. It was sold as Coup de Feu in the USA. The artwork for the packaging and advertising campaign was created by Salvador Dali.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was described as a heady, exotic oriental perfume for women.

  • Top notes: aldehydes
  • Middle notes:
  • Base notes: vanilla, amber

Harper's Bazaar, 1960:
"Coup de Feu by Marquay is another new arrival from Paris. This one, however, is exotic, Oriental, fittingly packaged by Salvador Dali, who knows, if anyone does, about “the flame and explosions of the spirit of youth” typified by this perfumes. Two other perfumes from the same hose are newly available here: they are L’Elu and Prince Douka."


photos from http://www.amourdurocknroll.fr/

photo from Perfume Bottles Auction

Other bottles include:
  • 2 oz cologne flacon with oval mirror.
  • 1/4 oz parfum purse flacon with round cut mirror with velvet pouch
  • 1/4 oz aerosol parfum purse flacon in lizard sheath

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still sold in 1965.

No comments:

Post a Comment

All comments will be subject to approval by a moderator. Comments may fail to be approved or may be edited if the moderator deems that they:
contain unsolicited advertisements ("spam")
are unrelated to the subject matter of the post or of subsequent approved comments
contain personal attacks or abusive/gratuitously offensive language