Thursday, October 29, 2015

Etourdissant by Jean Desprez c1939

Etourdissant by Jean Desprez: launched in 1939. The name means "stunning" in French.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a classic chypre fragrance for women, it was described as "startling". Unfortunately, I do not have any published notes on this composition, but if you have a sample to donate I would love to review it to complete this article.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot
  • Middle notes:
  • Base notes: oakmoss, sandalwood, labdanum, patchouli, amber

The Bermudian - Volumes 17-18, 1946:
"But especially suitable for the festive season are Votre Main, Etourdissant and Jardanel, the perfumes of Jean Desprez, exquisitely presented in white with trimmings of Xmas red and green . . . from $8.00 to $78.00."


Housed in various bottles, but the most sunning is the Baccarat crystal flacon that looks like a diamond faceted crystal shard.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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