Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Suspiro de Granada by Myrurgia c1922

Suspiro de Granada by Myrurgia: launched in 1922. The name means "Sigh of Granada".

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an oriental woody fragrance for women with a heady bouquet of roses and carnations layered over spiced woods and sweet resins.
  • Top notes: spices
  • Middle notes: rose and carnation
  • Base notes: vanilla, benzoin, ambergris, musk, sandalwood

The New Yorker, 1932:

"Myrurgia: A Moi, is new, voluptuous, and fun. They do perfumes that are Spanish without being too much so: Suspiro de Granada (sandalwoody), Tu Reja (carnation), and Joya, to mention only a few."

The Real New York, 1933:

"In their shop you may buy imported Spanish perfume. The latest is "Suspiro de Granada." It comes in four sizes costing from $1.00 to $30.00 a bottle. The fragrance is heavy, sweet and exotic."

The New Yorker, 1944:

"Suspiro de Granada (at L.& T. only) is a rose with more than a hint of carnation."


The perfume was housed in several different bottles, but it was best known for its opaque black glass bottle that was topped by a ball shaped stopper molded with a stylized floral design. Designed by Julian Viard and made by Depinoix.

The perfume was encased in a striking red Bakelite plastic bell shaped case imitating lacquer and handpainted with black and gold flowers, the case is further enhanced with fanciful silk pompons.   The label used on the box was created by artist Eduard Jener.

I believe that the bakelite presentation case was made by Edouard Fornells, as he is famous for his bakelite powder, rouge and vanity containers. The company had important clients with the biggest perfume companies and made boxes and flacons for Bourjois, Worth, D'Orsay, and Roger et Gallet as well as still doing commission work for his friend Lalique.

The designer for the Suspiro de Granada soap box label shown above was the illustrator Eduard Jener.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1931.

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