Please understand that this website is not affiliated with any of the perfume companies written about here in any way, it is only a reference page and repository of information for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

One of the goals of this website is to show the present owners of the various perfumes and cologne brands that are featured here how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the fragrance, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories, what it reminded you of, maybe a relative wore it, or you remembered seeing the bottle on their vanity table), who knows, perhaps someone from the company brand might see it.

Vintage Perfumes For Sale

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Divine by D'Orsay c1947

Divine by D'Orsay: launched in 1947.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was classified as an oriental fragrance for women with a dominant heavy, sweet orange blossom note resting on woody-mossy-leafy base punctuated by spices. The notes of spices and flowers are infused with fruity notes.
  • Top notes: citrus notes, fruity notes
  • Middle notes: lavender, jasmine, spices, orange blossom
  • Base notes: patchouli, sandalwood, oakmoss, vetiver, ambergris, benzoin, vanilla

The New Yorker, 1948:
"Then, of course, there's D'Orsay's brand-new Divine, a very sweet floral, at $22.20 an ounce."

Cue, 1949:
"D'Orsay's new perfume, Divine, makes its American debut this season after having established itself as a favorite in Paris."


Presented in a twisted crystal bottle designed by Jacques Guerin.

Harpers' Bazaar, 1949:
"This heady perfume now comes in a tiny spiral flacon, a copy of the full-size flask, with its own satin bag. Pursette, by D'Orsay." 

Woman's Home Companion, 1954:
"D'Orsay's Divine perfume flacon in gold metal cloth bag. $3."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

No comments:

Post a Comment

All comments will be subject to approval by a moderator. Comments may fail to be approved or may be edited if the moderator deems that they:
contain unsolicited advertisements ("spam")
are unrelated to the subject matter of the post or of subsequent approved comments
contain personal attacks or abusive/gratuitously offensive language