Thursday, January 2, 2020

Jabot by Lucien Lelong c1939

Jabot by Lucien Lelong: launched in 1939.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a heavy, spicy floral chypre fragrance for women described as "piquant."
  • Top notes: bergamot, lemon, neroli, orange
  • Middle notes: labdanum, carnation, ylang ylang, spices
  • Base notes: amber, musk, vetiver, sandalwood, benzoin, cedar, patchouli, oakmoss, styrax


Created by Peter Fink, director of design for couturier Lucien Lelong in Paris, this bottle for the fragrance Jabot is a wonderful flight of fancy. The stopper is finished in the shape of a knotted bow and the base of the bottle resembles the skirts of a petticoat fanned out across the floor. The frosted glass bottle was manufactured in France by Verreries Brosse.

Tricolor, Volume 3, 1945:
"A charming and feminine scent is Lucien Lelong's Jabot cologne, which comes in a shimmering gilt-traced flacon.  The name, Lucien Lelong, is fitted between the two gilt handles of the flacon. "

Ladies' Home Journal - Volume 62, 1945:
 "COLOGNE Among Lucien Lelong's galaxy of Perfumes, one of the most renowned is JABOT, whose precious fragrance is now captured in a radiant Cologne. Wear it proudly, to heighten your spirits and add generously to beauty's bounty."

Homes and Gardens, Volume 29, 1947:
"A bottle in the shape of a jabot holds one of Lucien Lelong's newest perfumes for the sophisticated woman. You will find it in cosmetic departments."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued. Still sold in 1957.

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