Friday, February 21, 2014

Sirocco by Lucien Lelong c1934

Sirôcco by Lucien Lelong: launched in 1934.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral oriental fragrance for women.  It was described as a warm Oriental fragrance with hints of coriander, mosses, sweet, exotic ambergris and refreshing like a Mediterranean breeze.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, clove, coriander, lavender, ylang ylang, lilac
  • Middle notes: carnation, violet, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, magnolia, opoponax, incense
  • Base notes: cedar, galbanum, vetiver, oakmoss, sandalwood, patchouli, ambergris, benzoin, vanilla, musk, tonka bean

L'Amour de l'art, 1950:
"Sirocco by Lucien Lelong: tenacious and disturbing, this fragrance of metamorphosis smells of hot sand and brings us the divine scents of the next oasis."

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


The pure parfum was presented in a beautiful twisted crystal bottle with a ground glass stopper. Sirocco was also housed in less expensive bottles and presentations.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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