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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Mistigri by Jacques Griffe c1953

Mistigri by Jacques Griffe: launched in 1953.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a spicy green fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: rosemary, green note, sage, citrus note, lavender
  • Middle notes: pepper, clove, cinnamon, cumin
  • Base notes: ambergris, vetiver, musk, vanilla, sandalwood, cedar, resins

Harper's Bazaar, 1955;
""Accomplice" by Coty — a fresh stirring of the sweet and the spicy, with warm results. One ounce, $10.* Jacques Griffe's "Mistigri," gay and mischievous, named for a fabled French cat."

Cue, 1957:
"And another couturier, Jacques Griffe. is competing in the fragrance sweepstakes with Mistigri (which means "cat"!)"

Fodor's France, 1958
"Jacques Griffe. "Griffonage," "Mistigri," and "Grilou" are three notable offerings of this house; warm, tenacious, and youthful,"

Fodor's France, 1970:
 Jacques Griffe, "Griffonnage" (warm); "Mistigri" (tenacious). 


Anderson Daily Bulletin, 1954:
 "Mistigri meaning cat, as well as Jack of Clubs, is delightfully packages like a deck of cards with a very feminine, sophisticated cat on the side, and the Jack of Clubs on the other. Mistigri, a Cat as legendary in France as the leprechaun is in Ireland, is gay, debonair, playful, a little mischievous,but also feline, feminine, a bit deceitful and fiery on occasion. The spirit of Mistigri is in every whiff of Jacques Griffe's new perfume. Its scent will impart gaiety, wit and happiness."

The New Yorker, 1955:
"Jacques Griffe's spicy Mistigri is now around in an eau de toilette; $5.50 for a four-and-a-quarter-ounce bottle, at Bonwit Teller and Lord & Taylor."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. 

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