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Friday, June 5, 2015

Ellipse by Jacques Fath c1972

Ellipse by Jacques Fath: launched in 1972.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was classified as a dry, but warm chypre fragrance for women with dominant leather note.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, green notes, bergamot, tangerine peel and galbanum
  • Middle notes: fresh herbs, vetiver, nutmeg, lavender, jasmine and rose
  • Base notes: labdanum, pine, cedar, oakmoss, wormwood, sandalwood, leather, patchouli, amber, tonka bean and musk

Fate of the Fragrance:

In 1974, Ellipse was licensed to a Syrian concern Kachian Takieddine and these perfumes were packaged in navy blue boxes. These boxes have the following statement "Fabrique en S.A.R. sous licence des PARFUMS JACQUES FATH PARIS par Kachlan Takieddine." It is said that this version is lighter in character and more suited for day wear.

The French version was still being produced and was packaged in the white boxes. Based on various online reviewers, there is a noticeable difference between the two and the white boxed items were longer lasting and superior to the Syrian produced versions.

Discontinued by 1984 due to some disagreements between partners.

Buyer Beware!

Unfortunately, some fake Ellipse fragrances popped up in the 1990s, these were from Poland and most are the 25ml Eau de Parfum sprays packaged in a white box.

photos used in this post are from: ebay sellers antiklife44 and irinmihalna

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