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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Jealousy by Parfums Blanchard c1943

Jealousy by Parfums Blanchard: launched in 1943.





Jealousy was available in the following forms:

  • Parfum
  • Dusting Powder
  • Cologne
  • Jealousy Bouquet Concentrate
  • Talc
  • Skin Sachet


Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is a floral woody oriental fragrance for women with a delightful chypre base. There are no published notes on this composition so I am using a vintage 1950s perfume nip to complete the fragrance profile.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, lily of the valley, hyacinth, rose geranium
  • Middle notes: spices, lilac, Bulgarian rose, jasmine, ylang ylang
  • Base notes: musk, benzoin, cedar, oak moss, civet, sandalwood, ambergris, vetiver, patchouli


I applied some drops to the back of my hand and also on a piece of paper towel. On the skin, a very demure, but soapy floral is dominated by a fuzzy embrace of oakmoss and musk. Slight spices and a delicate powdery base with just a hint of sweetness. 

On paper, the sweetness of the benzoin and the jasmine have more intensity and the chypre accord is sharper.


Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1961.




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