Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kéora by Parfums Jean Couturier c1983

Kéora by Parfums Jean Couturier: launched in 1983.

The perfume was named after the perfume Kewra made from the oil of the Pandanus tree, or the Pandang in India.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a sweet and rich fruity floral oriental fragrance for women. It begins with a fresh top, followed by a sweet floral heart, resting on a sweet, balsamic, powdery base.
  • Top notes: bergamot, lemon, rosewood, mandarin, neroli, mimosa, hyacinth, peach, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, coriander
  • Middle notes: rose, mace, jasmine, orris, lily of the valley, saffron, ginger, cinnamon, pepper, tuberose, ylang ylang, lilac, honeysuckle
  • Base notes: tonka, civet, benzoin, leather, vetiver, patchouli, incense, musk, ambergris, vanilla, sandalwood

Chemical Economy & Engineering Review: CEER, 1978:
"Sanofi's early cosmetics acquisitions included Parfums Jean Couturier, Parfums Molyneux, Roger et Gallet, Farina, Stendhal and Yves Rocher."

Le Spectacle du monde, 1983:
"Kéora. It is a flower of India, the "kéora" which inspired this latest creation of Parfums Jean Couturier . Prepared by Jacqueline Couturier, this scent is powerful, without provocation, to the bold notes, rich and subtle."

Keora was available in the following forms:
  • 2.7 ml Parfum
  • 7.5 ml Parfum
  • 50 ml Eau de Parfum
  • 2.7 ml Eau de Toilette
  • 30 ml Eau de Toilette
  • 50 ml Eau de Toilette
  • 100 ml Eau de Toilette
  • 200 ml Perfumed Body Lotion

Keora was reformulated at some time and many of the spices have been removed. You can find it in eau de toilette form in two sizes: 50m and 100ml nd eau de parfum in 50ml.

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