Sunday, January 18, 2015

Side Glance by Parfums Anjou c1952

Side Glance by Parfums Anjou: launched in 1952.

Side Glance was available in the following:

  • Dusting Powder
  • Eau de Parfum
  • Parfum
  • Cologne

Click HERE to find Side Glance by Anjou

It is classified as a bright aldehydic floral fragrance for women with a subtle chypre base.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, lilac, lemon, ylang ylang, peach
  • Middle notes: violet, Bulgarian rose, heliotrope, lily of the valley, jasmine, tuberose
  • Base notes: orris, civet, benzoin, sandalwood, oakmoss, patchouli, musk, ambergris, vetiver
There are no published notes on this perfume, so I am using a vintage 1950s perfume nip to complete the article. I feel that this perfume is very similar to L'Air du Temps by Nina Ricci and Joy by Jean Patou.

The top notes of aldehydes and citrus are very effervescent with a slight breath of peach, giving way to the sheerest lily of the valley and lilac. The rich floral heart radiates with the sweetness of heliotrope and violet, the lush jasmine and tuberose and soapy Bulgarian rose. A luxurious base of animalic civet, musk and ambergris lend a depth spiked with woodsy green notes of patchouli, powdery sandalwood, vetiver, oakmoss and orris, resting on a balsamic foundation of vanilla and benzoin.

Discontinued, date unknown. Still sold in 1961.

Program Notes, 1952:
"SIDE GLANCE by Anjou its brand new. . . so it's at Stevens! Anjou's flirtatious new fragrance, the lilt of flowers laced with provocative undertones! Be among the first to wear it — Perfume, $2.50* to $17. Cologne, $2.50 to $4."

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