Friday, April 10, 2015

Folies Bergere by Parfums Folies Bergere c1980

Folies Bergere by Parfums Folies Bergere, distributed by Caron Corp. in 1980.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a green floral oriental fragrance for women with a fruity top note and a chypre base. It begins with a fresh, green, fruity top, followed by a green floral heart, layered over a powdery, mossy base.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, lemon, green notes,fruity notes, freesia, bergamot, water lily, galbanum, apricot
  • Middle notes: lily, carnation, rose, lily of the valley, jasmine, peony, tuberose and lilac
  • Base notes: oakmoss, raspberry, patchouli, amber, vanilla, sandalwood, vetiver, cedar and musk

Folies Bergere was available in the following products:
  • 0.25 oz Parfum
  • 0.50 oz Parfum
  • 1.0 oz Parfum
  • Parfum Purse Spray
  • 0.06 oz Eau de Parfum Splash mini
  • 2.5 oz Eau de Parfum 
  • 1.3 oz Eau de Parfum 
  • 1 oz Eau de Parfum Natural Spray
  • 2.5 oz Eau de Parfum Natural Spray

Playbill, 1980:
"The new high kicker from Paris, Folies Bergere perfume. Brought out in celebration of that razzle-dazzle glamour spot's 100th anniversary. Suitably playful, warmly inviting. Its bottle, stoppered with a feathery blue fan. $75 an ounce."

Redbook, 1980:
"Variations of floral bouquet: "Folies Bergere by Parfums Folies Bergere (warm floral bouquet) 'Foxfire by Avon (floral bouquet with woody tones).."

House & Garden, 1980:
"A delightful fragrance from France which can only be described as "kicky" will be introduced this month. It's Folies Bergere and was created to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the famous French establishment. It's floral and fruity, but the scent is warmed with patchouli and sandalwood. It comes in a bottle whose stopper is a bright blue fan. Folies Bergere, $75 an ounce; Eau de Parfum Natural Spray to slip in your handbag for successful tryouts, $18. Distributed by Caron. At Macy's."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still sold in 1987.

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