Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Sirocco by Lucien Lelong c1934

Sirocco by Lucien Lelong: launched in 1934. The name comes from the warm wind that blows off the Sahara.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a "dry, woody, leafy mossy" floral oriental fragrance with "a lemon verbena tang."
  • Top notes: Sicilian lemon verbena, Calabrian bergamot
  • Middle notes: Provencal lavender, Ethiopian frankincense
  • Base notes: Yugoslavian oakmoss, Madagascar vanilla, Java vetiver, Singapore patchouli, Mysore sandalwood, Siamese benzoin, Venezuelan tonka bean, South Seas ambergris

Harper's Bazaar, 1955:
"Sirocco , "by Lucien Lelong , belongs to the woody, leafy, mossy group of perfumes - here camouflaged in a gold-plated bottle. 1 ounce. $ 20."


Presented in a twisted glass bottle designed by John Buckingham.
  • Ref. No. 1 - 1/4 oz bottle stands 2.75"  tall
  • Ref. No. 2 - 1/2 oz bottle stands 3.25" tall.
  • Ref. No. 3 - 1 oz bottle stands 4.5" tall.
  • stands 6" tall.
  • Ref. No. 8 - 8 oz bottle stands 8" tall.

Also housed in an "omnibus" bottle, used for other Lelong fragrances in the 1950s. This was a lesser priced presentation.
  • No. 520 - 1/2 oz bottle stands 2 5/8" tall.

It was also presented in the gold plated bottle used for other Lelong perfumes.

Harper's Bazaar, 1955:
“Sirocco.” by Lucien Lelong, belongs to the woody, leafy, mossy group of perfumes— camouflaged here in a gold-plated flacon. 1 ounce, $20."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. It was still being sold in 1975.

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