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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an oriental fragrance for women. It was described as "woodsy, tangy" for the "outdoors", so in essence, a sporty perfume for the "devil-may care" women.
  • Top notes: citrus notes
  • Middle notes:
  • Base notes: woodsy notes

Stage, 1935:
""I like to touch the scent to the inner sides of my wrists and the lobes of my ears," she says. Jean Muir, arriving on the Berengaria, is delighted with Corday's Quand — a perfume she discovered in Paris, and finds, after all, available right here."


The fragrance was available as parfum and eau de toilette. The perfume bottles are made up of black glass with gilded lettering and were inspired by Chinese snuff bottles. The bottles were housed in green suede like boxes.

The parfum bottles range in size from:

  • 1 3/4" tall mini bottle 
  • 2 1/2" tall small size
  • 3 1/4" tall medium size
  • 4" tall deluxe size

The eau de toilette bottle is in the same shape as the parfum flacon but stands 4 1/2" tall and is lettered with "eau de toilette" on the verso.

Quand? Mini Parfum bottle, stands 1 3/4". Photo from worthpoint.

Parfum Quand? Bottle stands about 3 1/4" high. Photo from worthpoint.

Eau de toilette flacon. Measures 4-1/2" tall x 3-1/4" wide. Photo by ebay seller elewshn

The Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued in 1940.

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