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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Ishah by Charles of the Ritz c1954

Ishah by Charles of the Ritz: launched in 1954. The name simply means "Woman" in Hebrew.


The Diplomat, 1954:
"Look for: “Ishah,” a French perfume by Charles of the Ritz that captures the chic of Paris, the mystery of the Mediterranean, the excitement of Spain and mellow warmth of Italy. A subtle blend of amber and herbs with mossy undertones."
Cue, 1954:
"Witness the interest some of the season's classier starters are arousing, such as Charles of the Ritz' sophisticated, Eastern-flavored Ishah."

Woman's Home Companion, 1956:
"Charles of the Ritz's Ishah perfume in colorful Persian slipper. $2.50."

Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is classified as a light, spicy oriental fragrance for women with an herbal chypre base spiked with oakmoss and amber.

  • Top notes: bergamot
  • Middle notes: spices, herbs
  • Base notes: patchouli, vanilla, musk, tonka bean, ambergris, sandalwood, oakmoss

Bottles:





It was one of the only perfumes by Charles of the Ritz to be made and bottled in France. The fragrance was packaged in boxed trimmed with gunmetal gray soutache trim against soft turquoise and white.

Ishah was available in the following products:

  • 1/8 oz Parfum Purse Bottle with screwcap
  • 1/4 oz Parfum
  • 1/2 oz Parfum
  • Mist
  • Eau de Toilette
  • 6 oz Dusting Powder

Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown.





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