So what does it smell like? Toujours Moi is classified as an oriental fragrance for women, described as an exotic and woodsy.
- Top notes: aldehydes, cognac, bergamot, peach, plum, petitgrain, lemon, raspberry, orange blossom, jasmine, almond, thyme
- Middle notes: geranium, clove, ylang-ylang, nutmeg, lavender, lily of the valley, lilac, heliotrope, rose, frankincense, myrrh, honey, carnation, hay
- Base notes: patchouli, amber, sandalwood, musk, vetiver, benzoin, leather, camphor, tobacco, Tolu balsam, tonka bean, vanilla, oakmoss, castoreum
In 1973, Toujours Moi was available in the following products:
- 1/8 oz Purse Perfume
- 1/4 oz Perfume
- 1/2 oz Perfume
- 3 oz Perfume Spray
- 2 oz Eau de Toilette
- 4 oz Eau de Toilette
- 2.5 oz Spraygrance Cologne
- 2.5 oz Pure Spray Cologne
- 4 oz Bath Powder
- 2 oz Oil for the Bath
The bottle and its packaging designs were originally designed by Lucien Gaillard, a jeweler from Paris who was a close friend of Rene Lalique. They both shared similar styles of design and after seeing some of Gaillard’s work, Lalique urged his friend to get back into the jewelry business.
At this time, other designers such as Lalique and Julien Viard were also designing perfume bottles for clients. The Toujours Moi bottle features simple money plants cascading down the bottle in a sinuous Art Nouveau fashion. This area is usually found gilded with thick enamel. Corday used this flacon design for both the Toujours Moi and Toujours Toi perfumes.
This design was incorrectly attributed to Rene Lalique in the book ‘Perfume Bottle Masterpieces’ by Ball & Torem. The bottle was filed for a patent by Charles J Oppenheim Jr. in 1925.
Drug and Cosmetics Industry, 1938:
"Corday is introducing new sizes in Toujours Moi Eau de Cologne. Three sizes are now available, 2 ½ oz, 5 oz, and 8 oz. The flask is a lovely duplicate of the perfume bottle and the Cologne has a delightfully refreshing fragrance."