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Friday, June 12, 2015

L'Elu by Marquay c1946

L'Elu by Marquay: launched in 1946.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: bergamot and galbanum
  • Middle notes: Bulgarian rose and Grasse jasmine
  • Base notes: oakmoss, sandalwood, patchouli, labdanum, Virginia cedar

L'Art et la Mode, 1959:
"Its scent has the sumptuousness of the irreplaceable Chypre wrapped in the scent of Bulgarian rose and jasmine from Grasse, with a cutting edge of Muscat cedar from Virginia, sweeter than the cedar of Lebanon. And one can already find the toilet perfume L'Elu; as is Rock N Roll in his dressing exclusive of Salvador Dali. Another creation of Marquay: L'Eau de Marquay for men which is the equal of the best Colognes."


Like other Marquay perfumes, L'Elu was housed inside of a squat octagonal clear glass bottle molded with indented curves, topped by a diamond cut stopper, sometimes gold plated. These little bottles were presented inside small drawstring pouches of velvet or brocade.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still sold in 1964.

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