Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Great Lady by Evyan c1957

Great Lady by Evyan: launched in 1957. Created by Baron Walter Langer von Langendorff, better known as Dr. Walter Langer, the creator of White Shoulders perfume and the owner of Evyan Perfumes. When the perfume was launched, it cost $20 per ounce.

c1967 ad

Available in:
  • Parfum
  • Cologne
  • Satinglide lotion

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is a rich and heavy, long lasting oriental perfume with soapy aldehydes, opulent florals and a smoky, animalic base.
  • Top notes: aldehydes
  • Middle notes: tuberose, Bulgarian rose, iris, jasmine, lily of the valley, spices
  • Base notes: musk, amber, oakmoss, sandalwood, patchouli, civet

Beauty as a career, 1969:
"GREAT LADY is for the cosmopolitan woman, assured, sophisticated — a bouquet of multicolor flowers with a touch of oriental spicing."


Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1983.

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