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.

Friday, November 22, 2013

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."



1936 prices:
  • Large bottle , one ounce, $38.50
  • Smaller bottle - half ounce, $18.50
  • Dusting powder $3.50


Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It was classified as a heady oriental fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: neroli, bergamot, lily of the valley
  • Middle notes: cinnamon, cloves, orange blossom,rose, jasmine
  • Base notes: tonka bean, musk, sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla, civet and ambergris


Bottles:









The deluxe crystal parfum flacons were equipped with a silver metal label hanging around the neck of the bottle, much like a liquor tag found on decanters, these bottles were made by Baccarat. Other bottles were made up of molded glass and simply had a silver or white paper label,  these bottles were produced by Wheaton Glass in New Jersey, USA.

L'Ardente Nuit was available in the following:
  • 1/5 oz Parfum mini bottle stands 1 7/8" tall. (Fan shaped stoppered bottle)
  • 1/2 oz Parfum bottle stands 3 1/2" tall. (Fan shaped stoppered bottle)
  •  oz Parfum bottle stands 4 1/4" tall. (Fan shaped stoppered bottle)
  • 1 oz Parfum deluxe bottle stands 6" tall and was made by Baccarat. (Fan shaped stoppered bottle)
  • 1 oz Eau de Toilette bottle stands 5" tall. (Fan shaped stoppered bottle)
  • Eau de Toilette bottle stands 5 1/4" tall.
  • Mini bottle stands 1 3/4" tall. (square faceted bottle with truncated corners)
  • Mini perfume bottle stands 1.25" tall (cylindrical shape, has screw on top w/cork)
  • After bath dusting powder housed inside of a royal red leather box.


1/5 oz Parfum mini bottle. Photo by Ruby Lane seller Orphaned Treasures 

1/5 oz parfum mini with original leather presentation box and outer box. Photos from worthpoint.

Two piece perfume set, 1/4 oz mini parfum  and 1 oz parfum. Photo from ebay


1 oz Baccarat flacon, stands 6" tall. Photo by ebay seller khalighat.

1/2 oz Parfum. Photo from worthpoint.


Eau de Toilette with frosted glass fan stopper, embossed "Corday" on the base, bottle stands 5 1/4" tall. Photo from worthpoint.

Eau de toilette bottle with frosted glass fan stopper, embossed "Corday" on the base, photo from worthpoint.



Mini perfume bottle stands 1 3/4" tall and 1 1/4"  wide. Bottle marked "Bottle Made in France" on base. Photo from worthpoint.

Mini perfume bottle stands 1 1/4" tall (cylindrical shape, has screw on top w/cork)

1/4 oz Parfum.  The bottle is 2"  and comes in the original box. 
photos by ebay seller jloise1

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1959. 


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