So what does it smell like? It is classified as an opulent fruity floral oriental perfume.
- Top notes: bergamot, neroli, lime blossom, fruity note
- Middle notes: lily of the valley, orange blossom, jasmine, heliotrope, rose, ylang ylang
- Base notes: vetiver, musk, vanilla, amber, sandalwood, cedar
Period Advertisements:The Evening Leader, 1928:
"CORDAY PRESENTS. A PRECIOUS PERFUME. A dream within a fragrance— rich—and splendid- and languorous. FEMME DU JOUR. (Woman of the Day). It's new!
The Indianapolis News, 1928:
"Corday's "Femme de Jour" Perfume, $1.50. This luxurious and alluring perfume is now available in this small purse size flacon of Corday's entrancing Femme du Jour"
Modesto Bee, 1931:
"Corday's Quand?, Orchidée Bleue, Toujours Moi, Femme de Jour, Le Pois de Senteur, $1.50 to $12.50."
The New Yorker, 1949:
"Your choice of these long-lasting French fragrances: Corday's TOUJOURS MOI or POSSESSION at $2.50; FAME, ROMANTIQUE, L'ARDENTE NUIT or FEMME du JOUR at $2.00; JET at $1.75. All prices plus tax."
"Another appropriate perfume is Corday's "Femme du Jour" — for Mother is certainly the "woman of the day" — a blend of flower scents. Cordette purse flacon $2. Other sizes $4.50 to $8.50."
Harper's Bazaar, 1956:
" "Femme du Jour" — a serene and subtle interpretation of the fruits-with-flowers theme. By Corday."
Fate of the Fragrance:
The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Corday company how much we miss the discontinued classics such as Femme du Jour 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.