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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Savoir Faire by Dorothy Gray c1936

Savoir Faire by Dorothy Gray: launched in 1936. Savoir Faire was a line by Dorothy Gray that included: parfum, eau de parfum, face powder, compact, night cream, dusting powder, cleansing cream and lipstick.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an aldehydic floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes
  • Middle notes: floral notes
  • Base notes:


Glass Packer, 1947:
"SOPHISTICATION IN GLASS. A beautiful new packaging design is that accomplished by Joe Piatt for Dorothy Gray's new line, Savoir Faire. A soft shade of pink with gold accents and a black mask motif..."

 The New Yorker, 1951:
"GIVE HER DOROTHY GRAY'S SAVOIR FAIRE FRAGRANCE A champagne kind of scent, worldly and sparkling. Perfume,$ 5.00$, 20.0$0. (3.50 purse size.)."

Harper's Bazaar, 1952:
"For the smoothing of a skin etched like a dry point with fine lines, the laboratory of Dorothy Gray has evolved a super- lubricant — Savoir Faire Night Cream which is the core of their most luxurious treatment of massage and stimulation. $10."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. 

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