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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Odalisque by Nettie Rosenstein c1946

Odalisque by Nettie Rosenstein: launched in 1946.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a light Oriental fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: bergamot, aldehydes, lavender
  • Middle notes: carnation, rose, jasmine, opoponax and lily of the valley 
  • Base notes: amber, frankincense, vetiver, cedar, civet, oakmoss, sandalwood, patchouli, tonka bean and musk

Motion Picture, 1947:
"Nettie Rosenstein's debut scent, Odalisque, clear, sharp with deep interesting undertones. $15 the half-ounce."

Odalisque was available in the following forms:
  • 1/4 oz Parfum
  • 1/2 oz Parfum
  • 1 oz Parfum
  • Perfume Oil (introduced in 1963)
  • Eau de Parfum
  • Spray Cologne
  • Bath Oil
  • Creme de Parfum
  • Dusting Powder
  • Talc
  • Soap
  • Hand & Body Lotion
  • 24K gold electroplate medallion filled with solid Odalisque perfume, it looks like a pocket watch.

Fate of the Fragrance: 

 I believe this perfume was discontinued after 1996.


  1. Who owns the formula? I would love to buy it or license a trial production. Do you know how to do this.

  2. Hi, I tried finding the info for you, but I have come up empty handed. It is not currently being made and has not being made since around 1996. I do not know who holds the current licensing rights for the perfume other than the company itself. I do not know if it is still current, but, you may wish to try to contact the Nettie Rosenstein Perfume Company at the following address:

    Nettie Rosenstein Perfume Company
    26 W 17th St
    New York, NY

    Fax number:
    (212) 929-1766

    1. thank you so much for your quick response. I am going to try direct contact.
      I will keep you posted.


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