Friday, July 15, 2016

Xanadu by Faberge c1969

Xanadu by Faberge: launched in 1969.

Xanadu's futuristic packaging was created by J. Landowne Co, Inc and made by Wallace Packaging Corporation of New York.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an exotic floral oriental fragrance for women with a warm, woody amber base.
  • Top notes: bergamot, green notes, aquatic notes
  • Middle notes: narcissus, jasmine, floral notes, herbal notes
  • Base notes: cedar, amber, patchouli, musk, spices, vanilla, sandalwood, vetiver, oakmoss

Harper's Bazaar, 1970:
"There you will discover Xanadu Perfume, a fragrance so intense, you use it drop by precious drop. How far should a woman go for pure pleasure? All the way to Xanadu by Faberge."

New York Magazine - May 13, 1974:
"Xanadu Cologne Spray, the super-sexy scent in amethyst and silver cylinder, l oz. $3.75"

Xanadu Bath & Body Products:

Xanadu was available in a variety of products for body and bath including:
  • Parfum
  • Cologne Extraordinaire Splash
  • Cologne Spray Extraordinaire
  • Bath Perfume 
  • Whipped Cream Bubbling Milk Bath
  • Hand & Body Moisture Lotion
  • Luxury Bath Powder
  • Luxury Bath Powder Spray
  • Shampeau Liquid Lather 
  • Soap on a Rope
  • Soap

The Magazine of Wall Street and Business Analyst, 1968:
"Early in 1969, Faberge will introduce Xanadu, a new concept in skin creams, toiletries and cosmetics for both sexes."

Vogue, 1970:
"Begin with BATHOSPHERE, a thirsty sponge ball, big and bouncy, created in Xanadu. Give it a generous snot of ... How far should a woman go for pure pleasured All the way to Xanadu by Faberge."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Though it was no longer considered a major line in the USA, Faberge continued selling Xanadu internationally in 1977.

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