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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Charles of the Ritz by Charles of the Ritz c1977

Charles of the Ritz by Charles of the Ritz: launched in 1977.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a sweet floral fragrance for women. It starts off with a fresh fruity top, followed by an exotic floral heart, resting on a sweet, powdery base.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, pineapple, orange blossom, bergamot and lemon
  • Middle notes: geranium, carnation, tuberose, lilac, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang and rose
  • Base notes: sandalwood, labdanum, ambergris, cinnamon, musk, benzoin, vanilla, vetiver and cedar

I purchased a vintage sample of this perfume and was pleasantly surprised of how fruity this oriental fragrance is. I love the intense sweetness from the pineapple, orange blossom, lilac and the balsamic notes of vanilla and benzoin. Bright bursts of aldehydes and citrus notes lend a pungency that keep the sweet notes from becoming too cloying. There is a hint of spice from the clove-like carnation and the cinnamon. The tuberose, ylang ylang, and jasmine fusion has a lush narcotic effect with just a trace of rose. Powdery nuances from the orris root, vetiver, labdanum are layered over a woodsy, animalic base of musk and ambergris.


The crystal bottles for the pure parfum were manufactured by Verreries Brosse. The glass stoppers have the initials CR in gold on the top.

  • 1/4 oz stands 1 7/8" tall.
  • 1/2 oz stands 2 1/8" tall.
  • 1 oz stands 2 5/8" tall.

The fragrance was also available in Eau de Toilette, in both splash and spray:

  • 2 oz
  • 4 oz

Fate of the Fragrance:

Unfortunately, this fragrance has been discontinued for years.

However, the fragrance has been reformulated and relaunched by Ritz Paris.

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