Monday, December 7, 2015

Cabriole by Elizabeth Arden c1977

Cabriole by Elizabeth Arden: launched in 1977. The name stems from a ballet movement consisting of a leap and a turn.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is a soft, delicate aldehydic floral fragrance spiked with sweet smelling spices and green notes over a warm, woodsy base .
  • Top notes: bergamot, peach, red apple, green anise, Indian pineapple, hyacinth, carnation
  • Middle notes: rose, jasmine, magnolia, violet, iris, pimiento, spices
  • Base notes: galbanum, patchouli, Virginia cedar, sandalwood, oakmoss, vetiver, amber, beeswax

Country Life, 1977:
"Another exciting new fragrance arrived in our midst this month when Elizabeth Arden introduced Cabriole, a liquid bouquet of flowers mixed with the quietly dominant note of spice. Although you may not be able to recognise the scent of all the roses, hyacinth, jasmine and magnolia that went into the perfume, the blended result is a deliciously feminine essence that you can also buy asn an eau de toilette."

McCall's, 1977:
"Cabriole from Elizabeth Arden— a delicate network of flowers with a rich touch of vetiver and pimiento."

House Beautiful, Volume 119, 1977:
"Cabriole is Elizabeth Arden's new floral scent, again a marvelous melange of flowers that includes magnolia, carnation, violet and iris. Lest you think that the fragrance is named after a certain style of chair leg, let me explain that you should know of the other definition of the word - the ballet leap that draws applause. Cabriole makes its debut in cologne, more-than-cologne, body lotion and dusting powder, nothing with a big price tag and probably less than a ticket to the ballet."

New York Magazine, 1978:
"...And here is the fragrance that defines her: a melding of flowers and more flowers, mingled with a fresh flourish of spices. We call it-Cabriole. by Elizabeth Arden. Because there's never been a better, more rewarding time to be a woman."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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