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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Anais Anais by Cacharel c1978

Anais Anais by Cacharel: launched in 1978, pronounced (ah-nd-ees ah-nd-ees). Created by Firmenich perfumers Roger Pellegrino, Robert Gonnon, Paul Leger and Raymond Chaillan and took three years to complete.

The perfume was named after the ancient Persian goddess of love, Anaitis, also this is the name of a butterfly, the Pareronia anais anais.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a delicate fresh floral fragrance for women. It begins with a fresh green floral top, followed by a delicate, romantic floral heart, resting on a woody, powdery base. 
  • Top notes: leafy green note, orange blossom, lavender, fruit note, galbanum, honeysuckle, hyacinth, lemon, bergamot, black currant, white lily
  • Middle notes: Moroccan jasmine, honeysuckle, carnation, tuberose, iris, lily, orris root, ylang ylang, lily of the valley, rose
  • Base notes: leather, sandalwood, amber, patchouli, musk, oakmoss, vetiver, incense, cedar 

Anais Anais made use of various synthetic chemical elements such as:
  • Lyral  (white floral note)
  • Lilial (white floral note)
  • cyclamen aldehyde (white floral note)
  • hydroxycitronellal  (white floral note)
  • methyl anthranilate (tuberose character)
  • Helional (tuberose character)
  • Evernyl (mossy note)
  • phenylacetylaldehyde (green note)
  • cis 3 hexenyl acetate (green note)
  • cedryl acetate (woody note)
  • phenylethyl phenylacetate (honey note)
  • cire d'abeilles (beeswax absolute)
  • cyclopentadecanolide (4%) (musk)
  • aldehyde C14 (exotic fruit character)
  • hexyl cinnamic aldehyde (12%)
  • salicylates (6%)
  • musks (30%)
  • hedione (10%)


The bottle is made up of a specially made opaline glass flacon designed by Annegret Beier and adorned with a silver cap and base, and the signature Cacharel floral motif on the wraparound label. The soft and feminine signature Cacharel print has remained extremely popular since its introduction in the mid 1960's.

A new limited edition vintage style bottle is out and is described as "The legendary fragrance slips into a new case. It's vintage bottle, inspired by the intimate world of a revamped boudoir,  is the symbol of budding beauty, ready to blossom open  like the light flower around its neck. It sensually diffuses the most tantalising of secrets, that of eternal femininity."

Today you can find Anais Anais in the following:
  • Eau de Toilette in 30,50, and 100ml
  • Eau de Parfum in 30 and 50ml
  • Eau Legere (light) in 100ml
  • Body lotion in 200ml
  • Body shampoo in 200ml
  • Deodorant spray in 150ml
  • Roll on cream deodorant in 50ml

See photos of the butterflies here:


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