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Friday, July 13, 2018

Les Parfums de Suzy

Established by Madame Suzy Michaud at 5 rue de Paix, Paris. She worked as a milliner in Paris and launched a range of fragrances in the late 1930s and early 1940’s. Her brand was associated with Macy's.

Ecarlate de Suzy and Golden Laughter

Not only was Ecarlate a perfume, but it was also the name of a toiletry line that included dusting powder, rouge, face powder and lipstick by Suzy.

The deluxe figural bottles for the perfumes Ecarlate de Suzy and Golden Laughter, were manufactured by Baccarat. This bottle was known as the "Hat Bottle" and came in three sizes, 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz and 1 oz.

The 1 ounce size stands approximately 4 3/8" tall and has Escarlate de Suzy or Golden Laughter de Suzy molded into the glass and picked out in red enamel for the Ecarlate and green enamel for Golden Laughter. The bottle has a small glass inner stopper underneath a hat shaped glass cap.

The 1/2 ounce size stands approximately 4" tall and has Escarlate de Suzy or Golden Laughter de Suzy molded into the glass and picked out in red enamel for the Ecarlate and green enamel for Golden Laughter. The bottle has a small glass inner stopper underneath a hat shaped glass cap.

The 1/4 ounce size stands approximately 3 1/4" tall.

It also came in a figural mini bottle, which was not made by Baccarat. This bottle stands just 1 3/4" tall and has a plastic screw cap.

The less expensive non figural versions of these perfumes were housed in non-Baccarat flacons, and the Eau de Parfum splash came in a bottle that stands 4 1/4" tall.

 Golden Laughter also came in a large, heavy square clear crystal bottle with a cylindrical glass center, the bottle is complete with a chunky square glass stopper. The neck of the bottle is eight sides and has four seams The bottle stands .5 3/4" tall x 2 1/4" square. The front has lime green serigraphy with "Suzy's Golden Laughter."

Drug and Cosmetic Industry - Volume 46, 1940:
"Madame Suzy, Parisian creator of fashionable millinery, has introduced her first perfume, an exquisite fragrance called Ecarlate de Suzy. The crystal bottle, appropriately crowned with a Suzy hat, rests firmly on a scarlet satin foundation in front of a small mirror which reflects its charm. 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz and 1 oz sizes. Distributed by S.P.F. of America, Inc."

Harper's Bazaar, 1943:
"Because it's spring, because you have a new Easter bonnet, because you like that bandbox feeling, or just because. . . Suzy's newest scent, "Bandbox," in perfume and eau de parfum. The crystal bottles are sleek."

Harper's Bazaar, 1945:
"Picking a scent to suit one's moods and personality is difficult, but choosing a scent to fit the temperament of one's men is even harder. Many a matron has stood before a perfume bar, staring uncertainly at SUZY'S "GOLDEN LAUGHTER" — for the man who's easy-going, light-hearted, not too dependable — but fun to be with. He doesn't know why — but watch him linger, when you wear this warm and winning bouquet of light flower-scents."

The New Yorker, 1946:
"Madrigal, offered by Suzy, sounds as though it might be French, but it is actually made here (are you following all this? ), and a delightfully fresh and feminine thing it is, too."

Harper's Bazaar, 1946:
"Suzy's "Madrigal," lingering, with a definite lilt in it. 1/2 oz., $8."

The New Yorker, 1946:
"Suzy Eau de Parfum, an extra- strength toilet water in Ecarlate de Suzy — deep, rich, sultry. Golden Laughter — sunshine turned into scent. Bandbox — crisp, definite, fresh."

Advertising to the Mass Market, 1946:
"Here Suzy's "Bandbox" . . . "Spanking fresh, vital scent of youth with a slight provocative tang — the better to keep him guessing."

Harper's Bazaar, 1947:
" "Ecarlate de Suzy," lively scent in a millinery dummy bottle capped with a hat top. $15. Saks Fifth Avenue."

The perfumes of Madame de Suzy:
  • 1939 Ecarlate de Suzy (deep, sultry and rich wine-like sparkling, spicy sweet perfume)
  • 1941 Golden Laughter (bright tropical floral bouquet)
  • 1943 Bandbox (crisp, tangy, fresh perfume)
  • 1944 Madrigal (uplifting and fresh)

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