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Monday, August 26, 2013

Orchidée Bleue by Corday c1925

Orchidée Bleue by Corday: launched 1925.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral fragrance for women. As reported in Stage Magazine in 1937: "exotic... exciting... dangerous as the jungles where orchids grow."

  • Top notes of lemon, citrus
  • Middle notes: orchid, rose, carnation
  • Base notes:

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

Period Advertisements & Bottles:

1937 retail prices:
  • Perfume.. $2.75, 12.50 to $17.50
  • Eau de Cologne... $1.50, $2.75 and $5.
  • Face Powder ...$1 
  • Lipstick...$1 
  • Compact double..$5.25
  • Dusting Powder..$1.50

The Express Messenger - Volumes 20-22 - Page 17, 1937:
"Out of New York City by airyx on the Thursday before Mother’s Day were shipped by Parfums Corday, Inc., a large perfume distributor, 8735 orchids to dealer representatives in fifty-nine widely scattered cities as gifts to purchasers of a perfume called "Orchidee Bleue." The orchids were packed one each in oval-shaped cellophane boxes and shipped to Corday  dealers by Gurney Chrysler, Inc. New York florist. It was reported afterward that every orchid reached ts destination in perfect condition."

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