Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Gold Satin by Angelique c1950

Gold Satin by Angelique: launched in 1950.


Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It was a spicy floral chypre fragrance for women. I have no official notes on this composition so I am using a vintage 1950s perfume nip to complete the article.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, geranium, galbanum, verbena, pepper
  • Middle notes: lily of the valley, Bulgarian rose, lavender, jasmine, iris, marjoram, thyme, bay leaf, clove, basil
  • Base notes: oakmoss, sandalwood, orris, tolu, amber, patchouli, cedar, benzoin, vetiver, musk

Click HERE to find Gold Satin by Angelique


I applied some drops to the back of my hand and noticed right away that this was a very green floral perfume. It would probably be classified as a green floral chypre fragrance. It was very heavy on the green notes, oakmoss, herbs and galbanum. The delicate florals are toned down in this perfume, but the Bulgarian rose retains its soapy character throughout. The drydown has beautiful cedar and patchouli notes blended with the sweetness and booziness of benzoin. About a half hour of wearing the perfume, a lovely dry herbal facet appears alongside the dusty orris and vetiver. I can detect herbs de Provence here, basil, marjoram, bay leaf, thyme and some lavender. Other spices such as clove and pepper give a piquant effect which is quite pleasing and different. There is a sort of what I call the "band aid" scent to the drydown probably from oud.

I liked this perfume better than Angelique's Black Satin.


Bottles:


Angelique's perfumes were housed in Swindell Bros. bottles. The foil labels were produced by Richard M. Krause and the boxes were handmade made by The Perfumers and Jewelers Box Company.


c1963 ad showing Angelique's perfumes and colognes.


Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown.

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