Note: Please understand that this website is not affiliated with the Lucien Lelong company in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the Lucien Lelong fragrances.
The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Lucien Lelong company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back your favorite perfume!
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Sunday, August 14, 2016
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Monday, May 11, 2015
"KEEP PERFUME IN DARK, PARISIAN ADVISES. Air and sunlight may change finest odors, according to French expert. Have you ever wondered why the perfume on your dressing table seems to change odor week from week? Perhaps you have been puzzled by a fragrance which smelled agreeable at the time you bought it, becomes commonplace or even unpleasant after you have used it a few weeks, writes a Paris correspondent of the Kansas City Star.
Such thoughts may be considered a confession - an admission that you have not learned how to care for your perfume. These delicate scents for which fashion orders for modern use particularly when they are of high quality, deteriorate and lose all traces of their original fragrance if they are handled remissly.
"Always keep perfume in a dark place, advises Lucien Lelong, the Paris dressmaker whose study of perfume has resulted in valuable suggestions for its use. "Daylight will affect every odor differently according to its formula, and in extreme cases, the perfume turns bright red as soon as its exposed to the sun.
Jasmine becomes black in the light, other flower extracts darken less noticeably, but as soon as they change color, even slightly, the perfume changes scent. According to Monsieur Lelong, certain chemicals suffer similarly as a result of exposure to light. If a product such as indol has been used in the perfume, it will form ether and emit a foul odor soon after it is allowed to stand in the sun.
So carefully must the elements that compose a perfume be guarded that many of the more fragile extracts are bought in a discolored state by the perfumer to prevent darkening after they have been mixed. Discolored floral elements cost a great deal more than flowers in a natural state and they are reserved for expensive perfumes.
The need is evident for keeping perfume flacons tightly stoppered. Air, sunlight will harm the scent and carelessness in keeping the odor airtight results in a noticeable loss strength and quality."
Saturday, April 25, 2015
So what does it smell like? I have no information on this scent, I would need a sample to tell you what it smells like.
- Top notes:
- Middle notes:
- Base notes:
"Parfum L is a gay adventure in perfume... sophisticated, smart and disarmingly persuasive. $3 and up."
Fate of the Fragrance:Discontinued, date unknown.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
The New Yorker - Volume 8, 1932:
"Joli Bouquet . . . three bottles of Lucien Lelong Perfumes — B, C, and L — in a jaunty hat box. $5. The smallest size $2"
Later used in 1952 as a name of a perfume.
Home Journal - Volume 106, 1952:
"Lucien Lelong's new Joli Bouquet. $2 in solid cologne."
Harper's Bazaar - Volume 87, 1953:
"Paris Bouquet. Lucien Lelong in his "Joli Bouquet" lias created a fragrance alive with the air of Paris in spring ... a hundred flower carts, the soft breezes off the quais, the blossoming green parks, the flavor of tiny streets, the city's lighthearted colors. Perfume $7.50 for one ounce. Cologne $3 for four ounces."
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
So what does it smell like? It was a gardenia soliflore perfume.
Fashions of the Hour, 1936:
"Lucien Lelong's Gardenia perfume really captures the true fragrance and freshness of those sweet fragile blossoms, with a delicacy worthy of this favorite."
Fate of the Fragrance:
Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1951.
Friday, May 9, 2014
Monday, February 24, 2014
Harper's Bazaar, 1956:
"Bath oils do more than scent the water deliciously, they also soften water and soften you. Lucien Lelong's Embrace is a highly concentrated flower distillation in oil form."
Eugene Register-Guard - Oct 20, 1959
"Lucien Lelong "EMBRACE" BATH OIL . Thrifty Special .89 . Just a few drops in the tun for bath-time beauty. Smooths dry, chapped skin . leaves an allover, delicate fragrance."