Monday, August 11, 2014

Phul-Nana by Grossmith c1891

Phul-Nana by Grossmith: launched in 1891. Phul-Nana, which means ‘lovely flower’, represented a bouquet of chosen Indian flowers. This fragrance paved the way for oriental fragrances today.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a heavy floral fragrance for women with a deep, warm Oriental base.

  • Top notes: bergamot, orange, neroli, herbs 
  • Middle notes: carnation, tuberose, ylang-ylang, geranium, spices (cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon)
  • Base notes: balsams, patchouli, ambergris, benzoin, cedar, musk, sandalwood, opoponax, tonka bean and vanilla

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

"Grossmith’s Phul-Nana - A bouquet of Indian Flowers. Each languorous perfume is merged into one haunting fragrance, seductive and exquisite. It breathes the mystery of an Indian garden, its flower laden beauty sprayed by the mist of numberless fountains. It weaves a spell of enchantment by its subtle allure - it is the sweet spirit of the loveliest of India’s flowers. Richly Oriental in character and supremely delightful for all toilet purposes. Phul-Nana has a world wide reputation amongst lovers of sweet scents. It has a subtle fascination altogether unique and is marvelously fragrant and lastingly refreshing. Prepared in every form necessary for the perfectly harmonious toilet which distinguishes the woman of taste. 

This enchanting perfume weaves its spell through each one of a complete Phul-Nana Series:
Perfume, Hair Lotion, Toilet Water, Dental Cream, Cachous, Sachets, Bath Crystals, Shampoo Powders, Powder Leaf Books, Brilliantine, Talc Powder, Toilet Cream, Compact, Face Powder, Soap."

Phul Nana was revived by Grossmith in 2009 and is available in both parfum extract and eau de parfum concentrations. A limited edition flacon in Baccarat crystal was also available.

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