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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Heure Intime by Vigny c1933

Heure Intime by Vigny: launched in 1933. Created by perfumer Jacques Vogel.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an aldehydic woody, floral amber fragrance for women. It begins with soapy aldehydic top note, followed by a rich spicy floral heart, resting on a warm, woodsy amber base with an animalic punch. It was said to be "lovely for furs".
  • Top notes: aldehydes, neroli, orange blossom, bergamot, and lily of the valley
  • Middle notes: spices, rose, jasmine, ylang ylang, carnation, beeswax, and lilac
  • Base notes: sandalwood, musk, vanilla, ambergris, and vetiver


Cylindrical Parfum Bottles:

These contained 1/2 oz of parfum and were made by Baccarat starting in 1923, and were used for other Vigny perfumes such as Golliwogg. It was also used by other companies such as Gabilla (in (1923), Weil (in 1933), D'Orsay, Molyneux (in 1940 for Rue Royale), and Jean Desprez (in 1962). This bottle design was discontinued in 1939 for Vigny perfumes.

The ad above reads: "You probably haven't seen that grotesque Golliwogg head since the war. Its fuzzy-wuzzy fur comes from Siberia...that grinning face is hand painted in France, Vigny just couldn't get either one during the war so they put their famous Golliwogg perfume in plain bottles. Next fall, the Golliwoggs will be back...and what happens to the plain bottles? YOU get them..with the same wonderful perfumes and colognes..but at a big savings. Vigny's going to repackage Heure Intime, too, so these perfumes and colognes are included in the Sale...and you save 1/2 to 1/3."

Parfum Grenade Bottles:

Heure Intime was first issued in the so-called grenade flacon starting in 1933. The first instance of the 5/16 oz size seems to be 1944 in a newspaper ad.
  • Standard Deluxe 4 oz bottle stands 5.75" tall and has glass stopper
  • Medium De Luxe 2 oz
  • Junior De Luxe  2/7 oz stands 3 1/8" tall
  • Small De Luxe 5/8 oz bottle stands 3 3/8" tall and has glass stopper
  • 5/16 oz bottle stands 2 3/8" tall and has glass stopper
  • 5/28 oz mini bottle stands 2" tall and has gold screw cap
  • 1/5 oz bottle stands 1.75" tall

Eau de Cologne Grenade Bottle:

The Eau de Cologne and its bottle was first introduced in 1939:
  • Factice stands 9" tall
  • 8 oz bottle stands 5.75" tall and has a lucite stopper
  • 4 oz bottle stands 4.75" tall and has a white plastic stopper
  • 2 oz bottle stands 4" tall and has a lucite stopper
  • 2 oz bottle stands 3.75" tall and has a white plastic stopper
  • 1 oz bottle stands and has a lucite stopper

Eau de Toilette Grenade Bottle:

  • 4 oz bottle stands 4.75" tall and has gold screw cap.
Lotion Bottle:
  • 3.75" tall and has white plastic stopper

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown, possibly in the early 1970s. The last time I see it offered for sale is in a 1972 newspaper ad.

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