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Friday, November 11, 2016

Gigolo by Germaine Monteil c1951

Gigolo by Germaine Monteil: launched in 1951.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a sweet, green floral fougere fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: lavender, bergamot, geranium
  • Middle notes: Bulgarian rose and jasmine
  • Base notes: oakmoss, sandalwood, musk, vanilla, patchouli

Cue: The Weekly Magazine of New York Life, 1951:
"Germaine Monteil's new Gigolo, a captivating, French perfume with a rose and jasmine base."


Gigolo's parfum was presented in a tapered crystal bottle fitted with a crystal stopper. The parfum was available in two sizes and retailed for $30 for the 3/4 oz and $50 for the 1 1/2 oz in 1951. The bottle was nestled in a red lined gold presentation box. The bottle may have been made by Verreries Brosse, who made other bottles for Monteil.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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