Saturday, December 12, 2015

Scandal by Lanvin c1931

Scandal by Lanvin: launched in 1931. Created by Andre Fraysse.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a spicy, leather chypre fragrance layered on a rich sandalwood laden mossy base.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, neroli, mandarin, clary sage, clove
  • Heart notes: carnation, leather, iris, rose, ylang-ylang, orange blossom, jasmine
  • Base notes: leather, patchouli, ambergris, incense, oakmoss, vanilla, vetiver, benzoin, sandalwood

Consumer Reports, 1956:
"Scandal (Lanvin Parfum, Inc.). Good. Spicy, with leather note. 1/4 oz., $5; 1 oz., $16; 2 oz., $30."


Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued in 1971.

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