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Friday, February 27, 2015

Halston by Halston c1975

Halston by Halston was launched in 1975. Created by the perfumes at International Fragrances and Flavors (IFF). It is now referred to as Halston Classic.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral chypre fragrance for women with a dominant jasmine note. It starts with a fruity, herbaceous and green top, followed by a floral woody heart, resting on a woody, mossy, powdery base.
  • Top notes: tagetes, spearmint, melon, green notes, peach and bergamot
  • Middle notes: carnation, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang, cedar and rose
  • Base notes: sandalwood, amber, patchouli, musk, oakmoss, vetiver and incense

Fate of the Fragrance:

This was reformulated and relaunched as Halston Woman in 2009.

The new formula is classified as a floral oriental fragrance for women and is presented in a silver colored bottle.
  • Top notes: Sicilian bergamot, marigold, and black currant
  • Middle notes: rose, iris root, rose absolute, and jasmine 
  • Base notes: patchouli, sandalwood and amber


Halston's fragrance lines were owned by various companies over the years. To help clear up confusion, I have created a handy timeline to help date your bottles.

Halston Fragrances Timeline:

  • 1974 Halston Fragrances, Inc. was created.
  • In 1981, we see the name Parfums Halston being used up until around 1990.
  • 1983 Halston Fragrances was licensed to JC Penney and was a division of Playtex International.
  • 1986 Halston Fragrances, Inc was acquired by the Revlon Group and fragrances were reformulated. 
  • 1987 Halston Fragrances are now marketed under Revlon's Prestige Fragrances, Ltd. Division. These items will be marked with "HALSTON ® ©Prestige Fragrances, Ltd. Dist. New York"
  • 1991 Both the Halston and Princess Marcella Borghese lines were acquired by Saudi Arabian investors, four unnamed brothers who formed a new company called Halston Borghese International Ltd, in 1992. Fragrances were most likely reformulated. These items will be marketed with the following "Made for © Halston Fragrances New York, New York, 10153London" Other times you may find the words "Halston Enterprises, Inc.", "Halston Fragrances, Distr. New York, New York 10036." or zip code 10153.
  • 1996 The Halston fragrances were acquired by French Fragrances and reformulated. These fragrances will be marketed under the "French Fragrances, Inc," name. You may also see it worded as "FFI Fragrance International Inc."
  • 1999 French Fragrances acquired Unilever's Elizabeth Arden.
  • 2001 French Fragrances changes its name to Elizabeth Arden, Inc. and reformulated fragrances again will be marked with "EA Fragrances Co."
  • 2008 brand relaunched with updated fragrances.
  • 2009 Halston Woman launched in a silver bottle.

1 comment:

  1. Have you found a dupe for the original 1974 Halston fragrance. I wore Halston from 1974 up until it was re-formulated (and was not the same). Would like to find a similar scent, as I miss the original.


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