Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Mea Culpa by de Vernon c1962

Freddy, a gift shop located at 10 rue Auber in Paris, sold handbags, scarves, gloves, umbrellas, jewelry, novelties, all sorts of vanity goods including cut crystal Marcel Franck atomizers and Limoges porcelain perfume bottles, small purse size hand mirrors and smoking accessories, etc.

The company put forth their own perfume line called Mea Culpa, and it was issued under their business name de Vernon starting in 1962. I have sen a Freddy catalog from 1965 and the perfume was still being sold at that time.

Fragrance Composition:

It was classified a floral chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: neroli , aldehydes, bergamot
  • Middle notes: ylang-ylang , orris root, jasmine, rose
  • Base notes: vetiver, oakmoss, sandalwood, amber, musk


Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. 

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