Friday, January 2, 2015

Envol by Ted Lapidus c1980

Envol by Ted Lapidus: launched in 1980, in USA by 1981. Envol means "flight" in French. "I gave it that light name, spacious and airy, because it is the perfume of space, of night and time,” Ted Lapidus.


The perfume was created by Roger Pellegrino modeled on the eponymous Lancome perfume from the 1950s. Envol is a green scent enriched with notes of flowers (roses and jasmine) and fruits and the dry background of woods, musk, amber and earthy tones. Available as pure perfume, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum. You can read more on this here.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, galbanum
  • Middle notes: lily, rose, orange blossom, tuberose, jasmine
  • Base notes: oak moss, sandalwood, musk, ambergris, patchouli

In the early 1980s, Ted Lapidus bought the license to produce Envol  perfume from Lancome and sold it under his own name as well as a Lancome branded perfumed deodorant spray for a short time. This was reformulated by Roger Pellegrino from the original Lancome version. Both the Ted Lapidus Envol and the packaging for the Lancome Envol deodorant spray have the same theme.



So what does the reformulated version smell like? It is classified as a sharp, floral chypre perfume for women with a more pronounced ozonic aldehyde note with fruity and woody notes. 

  • Top notes: aldehydes, citrus notes, narcissus, hyacinth, mandarin, green note, orange blossom, pineapple
  • Middle notes: rose, jasmine, carnation, tuberose, fruits, galbanum, orris, ylang ylang, gardenia
  • Base notes: cedar, benzoin, myrrh, patchouli, musk, leather, amber, sandalwood, oakmoss


Envol by Ted Lapidus was available in the following:
  • Parfum/Perfume
  • 1.7 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 3.4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 6.8 oz Eau de Toilette Splash
  • Eau de Parfum


Discontinued by 1991.


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