Friday, August 26, 2016

Antilope by Weil c1928

Antilope by Weil: launched in 1928. The perfume was trademarked in 1931 and was relaunched after WWII ended in 1945. Created by Claude Fraysse.

c1947 ad


Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is classified as an aldehydic floral chypre fragrance for women. It starts out with an aldehydic top, followed by an elegant floral heart, resting on a warm, woody base.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, spices, orange, chamomile, bergamot, tangerine, neroli, galbanum, acacia farnesiana
  • Middle notes: hyacinth, iris, Nepalese rose, rose de Mai, orris, narcissus, lily of the valley, ylang ylang, violet, jasmine, clary sage
  • Base notes: sandalwood, leather, cedar, civet, musk, Egyptian vetiver, amber, oakmoss


Official gazette of the United States Patent Office, 1949:
"ANTILOPE" FOR PERFUMES, TOILET WATERS, ROUGE, LIPSTICK, AND FACE CREAM. Claims use since May 1, 1931. Reg. No. 330,415. Registered Dec. 3, 1935. Societe des Parfums Weil, Societe Anonyme, Paris, France."


Woman's Guide to Europe, 1954:
"LT Piver—  "Un Parfum d'aventure"— for blondes; "Cuir de Russie"— bittersweet; "Floramye"— a favorite since 1916; "Pompeia" and "Reve d'Or"-for brunettes. ... Weil, 4 Rue Sainte-Anne. "Antilope"— for blondes or Titians; "

The New Yorker, 1956:
"In the luxury bracket, let us remind you of Revillon's Carnet de Bal, and Weil's Zibeline and Antilope. Weil has a new purse-size cut-glass bottle, equipped with a silver-metal top for spraying. "

Harper's Bazaar, 1956:
"Weil's "Antilope" perfume, crisp and woodsy and incidentally, a delicious complement to your furs. Two ounces, $27.50."

Country Fair, 1968:
"For sheer feminine luxury Weil of Paris have some delightful bath preparations — Bain de Mousse (sea blue foam bath)..Secret de Venus (bath oil) ..Soap...Talc... all in several perfumes, but I recommend Antilope to match their superb Satin Antilope (all over after bath treatment)."

Bottles:


c1954 ad

c1960 ad

c1961

Fate of the Fragrance:


Unfortunately, Antilope has been reformulated over the years. Many reviewers claim that the newer versions do not smell as nice as the original version.

  • Top notes: aldehydes, spice note, citrus oils
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, orris, lily of the valley, violet
  • Base notes: cedar, vetiver, leather, musk, amber




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