Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Jardanel by Jean Desprez c1938

Jardanel by Jean Desprez: originally launched in 1938, relaunched in 1944. Finally relaunched again in 1973.

Formes et couleurs - Volume 7, 1945:

"ÉTOURDISSANT - VOTRE MAIN - JARDANEL ne se trouvent à Paris que chez Jean Desprez, 17, rue de la Paix, et chez le meilleur parfumeur des grandes villes de France. "

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office, 1946:
"Ser. No. 494,040. Jean Desprez, Paris, France. Filed Dec. 29, 1945. JARDANEL FOR PERFUMES AND ROUGES. Claims use since November 1944. Ser. No. 494,000."

The Bermudian, 1946:
"Suggestions for Christmas PERFUME ... A wide selection from $3.79-$188.00. But especially suitable for the festive season are Votre Main, Etourdissant and Jardanel the perfumes of Jean Desprez, exquisitely presented in white with trimmings of Xmas red and green . . . from $8.00 to $78.00."

In 1953, a French company named "Jean Dorlys" brought out a imitation eau de cologne of Jardanel by Jean Desprez.. The font and style of the packaging mimics that used by Jean Desprez at the time. If one didn't pay enough attention to the label, one may be duped into buying what they thought was a Jean Desprez fragrance.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a balsamic green floral chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, neroli, orange, bergamot
  • Middle notes: myrrh, patchouli, rose, jasmine
  • Base notes: tonka, patchouli, leather, oakmoss, amber, musk, vetiver, sandalwood and Peru balsam

Playbill, 1977:
" Great perfumery: In the damn-the-expense class there's now Jardanel by Jean Desprez. Like his earlier success, Bal a Versailles, the new Jardanel is an absolutely sumptuous classic floral, woven together like eclat. Deep and rich, like its price."
Soap, 1977:
"Jardanel" — parfum from Jean Desprez. In the brochure the manufacturer calls "Jardanel" "retour au classique." The package style indicates something around 1910. "Jardanel" is a heavy perfume of the old school, showing the technique and..."


Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still sold in 1983.

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