Sunday, November 8, 2015

Collage by Adele Simpson c1967

Collage by Adele Simpson: launched in 1967.




Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral chypre fragrance for women.

  • Top notes: bergamot
  • Middle notes: floral notes
  • Base notes: cedar, sandalwood, oakmoss, patchouli, musk, amber







Vogue, 1968:
"Adele Simpson has come out with Collage skin perfume only six months after the birth of her original Collage perfume and Eau de Collage. That's the Adele Simpson, designer of all those charmingly wearable clothes, connoisseur of the good scents to wear them with."

Cue, 1969:
"Fashion innovator Adele Simpson believes not only in the layered look for today's dressing, but in the "layered" bath ritual as well. Her thinking for her Collage fragrance line is that "layers of the same fragrance are more potent, from soap to perfumemuch more subtle than one great blast of perfume. She suggests a pretty basket (pretty idea), to sit on the edge of your tub, holding all the requisites, from bath soap, moisturizer, and body and bath perfume to washcloth, talc, and her newest Collage Skin Perfume."

House and Garden, 1969:
" A pastiche of blossoms, each making an occasional point as the wearer moves, altogether a message of great femininity: ADELE SIMPSON's engaging new COLLAGE."


Harper's Bazaar, 1969:
"First she created her lovely wildflower perfume, Collage, to complement her superb clothes. Now she has added a bath collection to make Collage fragrance the backdrop for true elegance. New Collage Perfumed Body Oil and Soap are the basics to soothe and scent. Pouf of Collage foams out in velvety, moisturizing puffs to further silken your whole body; Eau de Collage and scented talc complete the unseen (but not unnoticed!) fashion image. Adele Simpson's Collage Bath Collection, $5 to $8.50."



Vogue, 1971:
"Assert yourself. Wear a highly personal perfume, Adele Simpson's Collage. When you move into those male dominated professions show your tasteful judgement with a cool Adele Simpson linen. In the Adele Simpson fashion."

Reading Eagle, Sep 18, 1972:
"Perfume Born From Collage. How is a perfume born? Well here's how it happened to "Collage," Adele Simpson's special fragrant product. Miss Simpson's publicist says Miss Simpson spent two years sniffing at bits of blotting papers bearing many blends before she selected the one she considered the 'essence of everything beautiful.' See? It is a mixture of the scents of wildflowers, moss and woodland, Miss Simpson's publicist says."

The Americana Annual, 1973:
"In the United States, Norman Norell and Adele Simpson were among those to enter this tremendous field, Norell with his scent called simply "Norell" and Adele Simpson with "Collage," which she describes as "the essence of everything beautiful."



Bottle:







Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown. Still sold in 1977.




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