Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Parfum A by Lucien Lelong c1928

Parfum A by Lucien Lelong: launched in 1928.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was described as a "heavy odor" for the "exotic woman", a rich oriental fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: citrus, spices, orange blossom
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, gardenia, carnation
  • Base notes: vanilla, ambergris, sandalwood, musk, oakmoss, tonka, labdanum

Harrisburg Telegraph, 1928:
"Lucien Lelong Parfums Exclusively at Bowmans" . Lelong contributes to the art of ensemble three Parfums in tune with type and costume. Parfum A, the heaviest of the three odors, for the statuesque woman. Parfum B, a lighter scent; for the sophisticated woman of fashion. Parfum C, the lightest scent, for the ingenue. Chic women will be glad to know Lelong Parfums are obtainable here."

Time, 1928:
"Lucien Lelong. At the head of the organization of a Paris dressmaking house is the designer. Under the designer comes the first vendor (chief ... "A," for the exotic woman (or the unexotic woman who, acting out of character, is attending an exotic affair), "B," the perfume for the sport; " C , "the delicate scent for the ingenue." 


Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1948.

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