Sunday, January 31, 2016

Orgia by Myrurgia c1922

Orgia by Myrurgia: launched in 1922. Myrurgia's Orgia, pronounced "orheeah", the Spanish word that signifies a profusion of things in the case of this perfume means many flowers, many lights, many loves.

Orgia was a permanent line available in the following products by 1930:
  • Parfum
  • Toilet Water
  • Face Powder
  • Face Powder Compact
  • Soap
  • Bath Soap
  • Vanishing Cream

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floriental fragrance fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, spices
  • Middle notes: lily of the valley, jasmine, carnation, Bulgarian rose, orange blossom
  • Base notes: cedar, vanilla, vetiver, sandalwood, ambergris, musk, oakmoss, patchouli, tonka bean
Sketch, 1927:
"In lovely Spain they know this well, and Spain it is that has produced ORGIA— that dreamy, subtle perfume which is the chosen fragrance of the aristocracy of Spain. Distilled essence of a thousand and one flowers ORGIA emphasizes charm."


Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

Reformulated and relaunched in 1973. So what does the reformulation smell like? It is classified as an aldehydic floral fragrance for women. It starts off with an aldehydic top, followed by an elegant floral heart, resting on a feminine, powdery woody base.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, peach and bergamot
  • Middle notes: lily of the valley, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, orris
  • Base notes: sandalwood, musk, tonka bean, vetiver, benzoin, amber 

Vogue, 1973:
"Orgia, a recent fragrance from Myrurgia, is like a profuse display of fresh flowers, music, bright lights, Spanish artistry."

Vogue, 1975:
"Myrurgia's Orgia perfume, for example, now comes in Dusting Powder, Cream Perfume, plus Spray Cologne."

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