Sunday, June 19, 2016

Cavale by Faberge c1975

Cavale by Faberge: launched in 1975. Cavale, a poetic name for a mare in French.

The name was trademarked in 1977, and Faberge claimed its use started in 1975.




Partage and Cavale were two high-priced women's fragrances brought in from Faberge's French subsidiary (Parfums Faberge, Inc). These perfumes were not relegated to drug stores like their previous fragrances, but were sold only in department stores.

Fragrance Composition:



So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: green notes, galbanum, lemon verbena, bergamot
  • Middle notes: jasmine and herbs
  • Base notes: labdanum, tonka, sandalwood, cedar, leather, vetiver, patchouli, amber, musk, oakmoss, vanilla

Playbill, 1979:
"Faberge France fetches over two new ones: Cavale, a no-kidding come-on. And Partage, softer, gentler, for the woman who chooses to make it more subtly."


Country Life, 1979:
"The Cavale Parfum Luxe in an exquisite silvered flask. Cavale de Faberge. For day. For night. For anytime."

Playbill, 1979:
"Now, from France, comes the new sensualism— and the fragrance that is its essence Cavale de Faberge. Cavale speaks honestly to women who can savor wmmm the pleasures it suggests. Its message is clear and compelling. Come, celebrate your senses."

The New Yorker, 1979:
"Cavale de Faberge. Cavale speaks honestly to women who can savor the pleasures it suggests. Its message is clear and compelling. Come, celebrate your senses. Cavale. From Faberge France."


Bottles:


The bottles were designed by Pierre Dinand and made by Pochet et du Courval. A special presentation called the "Boitier Luxe" consisted of a 1/2 oz bottle of parfum which came housed inside of an antique styled silvertone case.


Cavale was available in the following products:

  • 1/2 oz Parfum Splash
  • 1 oz Parfum Splash
  • 3 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 4 oz Eau de Toilette Spray
  • 6ml Eau de Toilette Splash Mini Bottle
  • 1/2 oz Eau de Toilette Splash
  • 2 oz Eau de Toilette Splash
  • 4 oz Eau de Toilette Splash
  • 6 oz Eau de Toilette Splash


Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown.





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