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Monday, January 4, 2016

Directoire by Charles of the Ritz c1946

Directoire by Charles of the Ritz: launched in 1946.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a spicy floral fragrance for women. Described as deep, rich, sophisticated blend with refreshing floral notes enhanced with amber.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, citrus
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, carnation
  • Base notes: amber, civet, musk, vanilla, sandalwood


The parfum was housed in a beautiful deluxe crystal flacon in the shape of an urn resting on a pedestal. The gold lettering on front of the pedestal read "Charles of the Ritz N.Y. 3/8 fl oz." The other side says "Directoire".  The. flat, polished base is acid stamped with "Made in France" inside a diamond. The bottle stands 4 1/2"" tall by 1 1/4" wide.

Other bottles were used for Directoire, especially a fabulous three sides obelisk type bottle with faceted edges that holds 3 1/4 oz of toilet water and stands 6 1/2" tall.

Floreal, a type of cologne was available in a splash and an atomizer. The Directoire Body & Bath Perfume as well as the Toilet Water was also available in a spray.

Directoire was also available in dusting powder, perfumed soap, bath salts and body lotion. A particularly nice dusting powder box, round, with gilded images around the sides, holds a super soft swansdown powder puff.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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