Chantilly by Houbigant: launched in 1940. The fragrance was created by "nose" Marcel Billot and Paul Parquet and named after the famous Chantilly laces.
Chantilly was available in the following:
- Eau de Toilette
- Eau de Cologne
- Liquid Skin Sachet
- Dusting Powder
- Face Powder
- Bath Softener
- Bath Tablets
- Talcum Powder
- Stick Perfume
So what does it smell like? The original Chantilly is classified as a chypre (woody, mossy, spicy type).
- Top notes: bergamot, lemon, orange blossom, fruit note and spices
- Heart notes: rose, ylang ylang, carnation and jasmine
- Base notes of leather, orris, tonka bean, sandalwood, musk, benzoin, vetiver, oak moss, patchouli, vanilla and amber
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Fate of the Fragrance:During the years of 1994-96, Chantilly was sold to Dana, but was able to retain the name of Houbigant. A lawsuit followed where Houbigant accused Dana of selling a watered down version of Chantilly. The lawsuit also accused Dana of selling the formula to unlicensed manufacturers.
In 2000, a reformulated version of Chantilly came back on the market. This newer version is classified as a refined, oriental fragrance, a soft amber parfum.
- Top notes: fruity notes, neroli, bergamot and lemon
- Middle notes: spices, carnation, jasmine, ylang-ylang, rose and orange blossom
- Base notes: leather, tonka bean, musk, benzoin, oakmoss, vanilla and sandalwood