Monday, May 11, 2015

Chantilly by Houbigant c1940

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:
  • Parfum
  • Eau de Toilette
  • Eau de Cologne
  • Liquid Skin Sachet
  • Dusting Powder
  • Face Powder
  • Bath Softener
  • Bath Tablets
  • Talcum Powder
  • Stick Perfume

Fragrance Composition:


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

LIFE, 1955:
"Chantilly Eau de Toilette with silk net atomizer in glamorous "Giftorama.". $5.00 Chantilly "Giftorama" with Liquid Skin Sachet and Eau de Toilette. $3.50 Chantilly Perfume in magnificent "Giftorama" setting. $5.00."

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




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