Friday, January 8, 2016

Courant by Helena Rubinstein c1972

Courant by Helena Rubinstein: launched in 1972. Created by Max Gavarry. Courant was reportedly formulated to change with a woman's body temperature.

Courant was available in the following forms:
  • Parfum
  • Eau de Parfum
  • Eau de Toilette
  • Dusting Powder

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a aldehydic floral chypre fragrance for women. It begins with a fresh spicy top, followed by a precious floral heart, layered over a sweet, woody, powdery base. A tangy, modern floral.
  • Top notes: bergamot, lemon, aldehydes, marjoram, coriander, neroli
  • Middle notes: galbanum, orris, jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, lily
  • Base notes: cedar, vetiver, vanilla, benzoin, oakmoss, patchouli, ambergris, labdanum, sandalwood, leather

Cosmopolitan, 1972:
"Introducing Courant The fragrance capable of expressing what a woman is capable of feeling. ... Because your feelings about anything, anytime, can change and grow and change again, we created Courant. ... New from Helena Rubinstein. So at last, here is a perfume designed by Helena Rubinstein to interest, amuse, and fortify a woman."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1987.

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