Saturday, May 30, 2015

Suite 16 by Pierre Cardin c1959

Suite 16/Suite Seize by Pierre Cardin: launched in 1959.

Suite 16 was available in both parfum and cologne (eau de Cardin).

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an aldehydic floral chypre fragrance for women featuring spring flowers over a spicy fern note.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, honeysuckle, bergamot
  • Middle notes: turmeric, lavender, rose, fern, honey, spices
  • Base notes: patchouli, sandalwood, amber, vanilla, labdanum, oakmoss, sweet woodruff


L'Art et la mode, Volume 79, 1959:
"Perfume Suite 16, which exists in two interpretations with some differences, one for men and one for women; It will be presented with the same style as Suite 16, which we know as the beautiful triangular bottle adorned with green ribbons, in the two-tone box of white and Ottoman tobacco colored embroidery."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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