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Friday, March 21, 2014

Esprit de Noel by Houbigant c1968

Esprit de Noel by Houbigant: launched in 1968. “Esprit de Noel” means “spirit of Christmas.” It was available as eau de cologne and as a room essence. You would add a few drops to a light bulb to fragrance your room with a holiday air.

So what does it smell like? Sweet, incensy with a hint of muted florals.
  • Top notes: bergamot, orange, cloves, spices
  • Heart notes: frankincense, myrrh, pine
  • Base notes: resins, balsams, tonka, cedar, amber, musk

Discontinued, date unknown.

photo by ruby lane seller  River Queen

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