Thursday, March 26, 2015

De Jour by Ellen Betrix c1983

De Jour by Ellen Betrix: launched in 1983.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an oriental fragrance for women. It starts off with a green aldehydic top, followed by a fresh floral heart, resting on a powdery base.
  • Top notes: bergamot, galbanum, hyacinth, fruity note, aldehydes
  • Middle notes: lily of the valley, jasmine, rose, carnation, orris, ylang ylang, orchid, honeysuckle
  • Base notes: oakmoss, olibanum, musk, amber, sandalwood, vetiver, orris, cedar
This is very heavy on the oakmoss and galbanum, very green, some spice and citrus spiked aldehydes that tickle my nose. There is no sweetness to be found in this composition, it is dry, mossy and elegant.


The day and night fragrances: de Jour and de Soir were available in parfum and eau de toilette. The perfume bottles labels and stoppers were often color coded to each fragrance: de Jour was white and de Soir was black, so if your mini bottle loses a label or the lettering has worn off, you will know what perfume is inside.

Fate of the Fragrance:

De Jour has been discontinued for many years.

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