So what did it smell like? It is classified as an aldehydic spicy oriental fragrance for women with a "luxurious" leather note.
- Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, lavender, anise, peach
- Middle notes: plum, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, rose, jasmine, iris
- Base notes: castoreum, orris, vetiver, leather, vanilla, amber, myrrh, frankincense, sandalwood, patchouli, oakmoss
The New Yorker, 1942:
"Corday: Jet is for gals who own, or yearn for, sable."
"And in a dark mood, a perfume yclept "Jet" . . . sparkling, sophisticated bewitchery."
Hearst's Magazine, 1947:
"BLACK MAGIC FOR YOUR WITCHING HOURS Wherever you go, have the lovely, tenacious fragrance of JET about you like an enchanted cloak . . . for there's Black Magic in this famous Corday parfum. An elusive, dream-like quality born of French parfumeurs art...bewitchingly blended to proclaim your exciting individuality."
"Corday's Jet fragrance is dramatically packaged in white with black label and jet stopper."
Fashions of the Hour, 1940:
"Black magic, subtle as the glint of precious real jet. Corday's Jet perfume catches the dark allure of its namesake. 1/4-ounce bottle, $3"Arts & Decoration, 1941:
"For very special occasions when you feel the need of extra glamor, try Jet, Corday's latest. They have what they call a Jet Set that includes a small purse carrier and two refills of Jet perfume."
Fate of the Fragrance:
Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1967.
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 such as Jet and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back the perfume!
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