Note: Please understand that this website is not affiliated with the Corday company in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the Corday fragrances.


The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Corday company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back the perfume!


Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the perfume, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories), who knows, perhaps someone from the company might see it.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

Corday Solid Perfume Sticks


Pacific Drug Review - Volume 62, Part 2 - Page 76, 1950:
“Eau de Toilette in Solid Form. Eau de Toilette in stick form is available in two fragrances, Toujours Moi and Fame. Advantages claimed for the  new product include ease of application. Supplied in two sizes—-the purse stick in plastic case which sells at $1.50, and the 2 1/2 oz. size in a frosted jar for $2.50.”



Solid perfume sticks, meant to be carried in the purse. Available in Toujours Moi, Zigane, Jet and Fame. Photo from worthpoint.

Femme du Jour by Corday c1926

Femme du Jour by Corday: launched in 1926. The name means "Woman of the Day" in French.



Corday's Jardiniere de Corday Perfumed Candles

Corday's Jardiniere de Corday Perfumed Candles. These stand 5" tall.


Soap, Cosmetics, Chemical Specialties - Volume 44 - Page 54, 1968:
“Corday has a perfumed candle in white translucent glass with a French village scene in gold, also on a golden pedestal. It sells for $6.00 and comes in two fragrances, Toujours Moi and Fame.”

Le Chevrefeuille by Corday c1938

Le Chevrefeuille by Corday: launched in 1938. Also spelled Chevre Feuille in some publications.

Orchidee Bleue Midget Compact by Corday

Midget Compact #720, Lionel, Paris/NY. Orchidee Bleue de Corday perfume scented, powder w/puff & original papers & box. Silvertone w/bands & diamonds design & cartouche. 1 1/2" x 1 1/4". Never used. 1930-40's.




photos by  B.S. Slosberg, Inc. Auctioneers

Orchidee Bleue Compact by Corday

Lionel, Paris/NY - double compact #74, Perfume scented w/Orchidee Bleue de Corday, embossed powder & rouge with puffs & paper labels, metallic hinged mirror. Silvertone with bands & diamond design & cartouche. 2 1/4 x 1 3/4", never used. Original box. 1920-40's.


photos by B.S. Slosberg, Inc. Auctioneers

Le Muguet de Corday c1931

Le Muguet de Corday: launched in 1931.


Tzigane by Corday c1937

Tzigane by Corday: launched in 1937, also spelled "Zigane". Tzigane means "Gypsy" in French.


L'Ardente Nuit by Corday c1930

L’Ardente Nuit by Corday: launched in 1930. The name means "The Fiery Night" in French. It was suggested to be worn with "rich fabrics and furs."


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Les Lilas de Corday c1931

Les Lilas de Corday: launched in 1931.


So what does it smell like? It was classified as a floral fragrance for women with a dominant lilac note.
  • Top notes:
  • Middle notes: lilac
  • Base notes:


Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1951.

Parfum bottle stands 1 3/4" tall. photo by ebay seller jerseygirl6369


Le Pois de Senteur by Corday c1931

Le Pois de Senteur by Corday: launched in 1931.

So what does it smell like? It was classified as a floral fragrance for women with a dominant sweet pea note.
  • Top notes:
  • Middle notes: sweet pea
  • Base notes:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1951.

Bottle stands 1 3/4" tall, holds parfum, c1930s. Photo by ebay seller jerseygirl6963


Le Jasmin by Corday c1931

Le Jasmin by Corday: launched in 1931.

So what does it smell like? It was classified as a floral fragrance for women with a dominant jasmine note.
  • Top notes:
  • Middle notes:
  • Base notes:


Discontinued, date unknown.



Bottle stands just under 2" tall, photo by ebay seller scentsearch


Toujours Toi by Corday c1951

Toujours Toi by Corday: launched in 1951. The name means "Always You" in French and is a flanker to Toujours Moi (Always Me) perfume.



Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Jet by Corday c1924

Jet by Corday: launched in 1924. Originally named "Jet Parfume" from 1924 til around 1929.


Frenzy by Corday c1945

Frenzy by Corday: launched in 1945.





Silver Queen Compact by Corday c1928

"Silver Queen" Golf Ball compact. Complete with original box.

Fabulous sports compact with textured waffle lid and back. Even the facial powder has the same pattern still impressed into it. The Powder puff is a forest green color with the 18th hole red leather flag.

The mirror is clear. Stamped around the mirror frame, "BLANCHETTE, DE CORDAY, PARIS, LIONEL, NEW YORK".

Box marked "No. 716. Perfumed with Blanchette De Corday Paris. Refillers May Be Obtained From Your Dealer. Distributed by Lionel, New York, Paris."

The Golf Ball compact measures 2 inches in diameter.

 Note the 1928 ad featured in Roselyn Gerson's book, Vintage & Vogue Ladies Compacts, 2nd Ed., on page 140.




Photos from ebay seller *heart-of-a-woman*

Blanchette by Corday c1924

Blanchette by Corday: launched in 1924. Named after Blanche Avroy, owner of Jovoy and Corday.

 The perfume was first sold under the Jovoy name in 1920, but was later used by Corday with a slightly altered formula.

Blanchette was also available in a scented face powder.

Jet for Jentlemen by Corday c1949

Jet for Jentlemen by Corday: launched in 1949.

"One of the pleasanter aspects of the jet age, and as popular
now as the propless plane:  a black-tie kind of
lotion called Jet for Jentlemen --
crisp, suave-mannered
(unforjettable?).  The packaging,
crisp too:  black and white, wrapping
a flask-shaped bottle.  By Corday, eight ounces for $6.50."

Corday 1930 Ad with Prices

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.) Tuesday 23, December 1930.



Corday Kai-Sang Perfume - In attractive novelty containers of Japanese design. Special Prices: 10/6 value, now 9/6; 19/6 value, now 17/9; 45 value, now 40.

Corday Kai-Sang Face Powder - Usually 6 box; now 5/6.

Corday Lavender Water - A delightful refreshing fragrance. Special Prices 8/6 value, now 7/11; 13/6 value, now 12/6 bottle.

Corday Orchidee Bleue Perfume - Delicate and elusive, artistically boxed. Special prices: 12 value, now 10/11; 22/6 value, now 21; 50 value, now 45.

Corday Femme de Jour Face Powder - Soft, clinging and delicately perfumed. Usually 7/6 box; special price 6/11.

Corday Femme de Jour Perfume - Special price; 12 value, now 10/11; 22/6 value, now 21; 60 value, now 54; 70 value, now 63.

Corday Blanchette Perfume - A most attractive gift suggestion. Special prices: 12 value, now 10/11; 22/6 value, now 21; 57/6 value, now 49/6; 70 value, now 63.

Corday Blanchette Face Powder - Usually 7/6 box; special price 6/11.

Corday Jasmin Face Powder - Fine, soft and charming fragrance. Usually 7/6 box; special price 6/11.

Corday Jasmin Dusting Powder - Usually 11/6 box; now 10/6.

Corday Jasmin Perfume - A delightful perfume, artistically boxed. Special price: 12  value, now 10/11; 22/6 value, now  21; 57/6 value, now 49/6.

Corday Toodle-Oo Perfume - A novelty presentation of most unusual design. Priced ordinarily at 40 bottle; now 36.

Kai Sang by Corday c1924

Kai Sang by Corday: launched in 1924. The name may mean "To Be Triumphant" in Chinese.

Toodle-oo by Corday c1924

Toodle-oo by Corday launched in 1924. 'Toodle-oo', from the French a "tout a l'heure"' meaning "see you soon".

Corday Perfume Gift Sets

These Corday perfume sets were sold in the 1930s. They were packaged in round boxes covered with beige velvet suede, accented with gold and lined in ivory silk.

"Corday Perfume Wardrobe $3.75. This set is known as the “Triplet”, contains 3 dram size bottles filled with the following odors: Toujours Moi, Quand? and Orchidee Bleue. Box is beige velvet suede and gold. The bottles are exact replicas of the larger, original bottles."


Other gift sets were offered over the years. From the 1950s-1960s, oval or square shaped boxes covered with ivory satin and embroidered with gold thread often contained sets of two or three perfumes. These were intended to be used as jewelry boxes when the perfume bottles were empty and the cushioned platforms holding the bottles could be easily removed.

In the 1950s and 1960s, other gift sets appeared.

The graphics on the cover of the presentation box features an impressionist styled scene of Paris.The 12 bottles included are: Zigane, Jet, Pois de Senteur, Muguet, Chevre-feuille, Kai-Sang, Violette, Jasmin, Gardenia, Toujours Moi, Lilas, Fame. Photos from worthpoint.

Quaintance Quartette Eau de Toilette Set of 4 bottles in original box. The bottles are clear glass with Blue plastic caps, 2-3/4" in tall. The bottles are full with excellent labels. The fragrance names are: Zigane, Toujours Moi, Jet and Fame. Included is an advertisement that reads: Corday invites you to "get acquainted" with 4 of its most famous imported from France fragrances in flacons designed to fit in your purse. Take them with you wherever you go Enjoy them. Then choose your favorites and buy them in their regular sizes. Photo from worthpoint.

 Solid perfume sticks, meant to be carried in the purse. Available in Toujours Moi, Zigane, Jet and Fame. Photo from worthpoint.

Gift set with bottles that measure just 1 3/4" tall, box holds mini perfumes of Jet, Toujours Moi, Zigane and Fame, photo from worthpoint.


The gold box lid reads "Her Majesty's Wardrobe of Fragrances de Corday", and lists the fragrances, Toujours Moi, Fame, Zigane & Jet. Each small box contains a ½ ounce eau de toilette bottle and a 1/4 oz mini parfum bottle. Photo from worthpoint.


Purse bottles meant to be housed inside of the metal case for carrying in the purse. Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette "Purse Trio" No. 83. Contains 1/2 fl. oz. each of Fame (unknown if this is Eau de Toilette or Eau de Parfum because its front label in missing), Toujours Moi (Eau de Toilette), and Zigane   (Eau de Parfum). Photo from worthpoint.

Vintage Corday 10p set of perfume bottles with original box features: Jet, Muguet, Toujors Moi, Gardenia, Chevrefeuille, Lilas,  Fame, Violette, Kai-Sang, Possession. Photo from worthpoint.


Quand? by Corday c1930

Quand? by Corday: launched in 1930. The name means "When?" in French. It was reportedly a favorite of actress Gloria Swanson.




Trapeze by Corday c1956

Trapeze by Corday : launched in 1956.