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Friday, October 13, 2017

Lauren by Ralph Lauren c1978

Lauren by Ralph Lauren: launched in 1978. It was originally launched under the distribution of Warner/Lauren LTD.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a fresh green floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: spearmint, tagetes, pineapple, clary sage, green notes, Brazilian rosewood
  • Middle notes: cyclamen, violet, lilac, jasmine, lily of the valley, Bulgarian rose
  • Base notes: musk, carnation, sandalwood, oakmoss, vetiver, cedar


The parfum was contained in an exquisite heavy lead crystal flacon designed by Ben Kotyuk. The bottle was inspired by an antique Regency period inkwell and has been in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt museum since 1981.

The line originally included the following when it was debuted in 1978:
  • 1 oz Parfum in leaded crystal flacon
  • 0.5 oz Parfum in leaded crystal flacon
  • 0.25oz Parfum in leaded crystal flacon
  • 0.38 oz Parfum Purse Spray
  • 0.1 oz Parfum Refillable 12kt Rose Gold Filled Purse Flacon
  • 7/16 oz Perfumed Body Oil
  • 4 oz Perfumed Body Oil
  • 7/16 oz Cologne
  • 0.5 oz Cologne in Leather covered flacon
  • 2 oz Cologne Spray
  • 0.38 oz Cologne Spray
  • 4 oz Cologne Splash
  • 2 oz Cologne Splash
  • 1 oz Cologne Splash
  • Soap
  • 7/16 oz All Over Splash
  • 4 oz All Over Splash
  • 4.5 oz All Over Powder
  • 8 oz All Over Body Lotion

  • 1 oz Splash in lead crystal flacon
  • 1/2 oz Splash in lead crystal flacon
  • 1/4 oz Splash in lead crystal flacon
  • 1/8 oz miniature in clear or red glass bottles
  • 3/8 oz Purse Spray in frosted glass bottle
  • 0.25 oz Parfum Refill
  • 0.10 oz Traveler Refillable Purse Spray


  • 1 oz Cologne Spray

The Eau de Toilette is contained in ruby red bottles topped by gold caps.
  • 4 oz
  • 2 oz

Ancillary Products:
  • 3.4 oz Moisturizing Perfume Mist
  • Perfumed Oil for the Bath
  • 3.5 oz Classic Body Talc
  • 3.5 oz Classic Body Soap
  • 4 oz Classic Body Powder
  • 8 oz Classic Body Creme

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Lauren has been reintroduced

If you are looking for vintages - your best bet is to look for the Colognes, the Parfums in the clear crystal inkwell bottles, and the bath & body products (though these may not be good to use after so long) and any of the products under the Warner/Lauren LTD/Designer Fragrance Div (White Product Line introduced in 1989) or just the Cosmair name on bottles AND boxes. The back of the box will also have less ingredient information than on the newer boxes.

The oldest boxes for the Parfum in the crystal bottle are marked on the back with:
Lauren Perfume Contains:
Alcohol SDC 309C, Fragrance
Warner/Lauren LTD
Dist. New York/New York 10019

Avoid the items with the co-branded "Luxury Products LLC" (although another division of L'Oreal) name. Beware, these perfumes have suffered reformulations that many reviewers vehemently complained about.

Please notes that your bottle may have a Cosmair label, while your box may have the Luxury Products branding, this overlapping is usually due to the usage of old and new stock until all of the old branded stock is gone.

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