Possession was available in the following:
- eau de toilette
- creme perfume
- solid perfume
- dusting powder
The Philadelphia Inquirer, 1964:
"An enchanting new fragrance with a brilliant modern blend is Possession, by Corday. The base is floral, but the composition, while quite romantic, is definitely for an up-to-the-minute woman. The packaging is quite handsome. A crystal clear flacon, seated in a beige satin box, it has a glass stopper encircled with a brown satin ribbon. A Unicorn, the fabled animal with a long, spirally-twisted horn, adorns the box. This animal was chosen as the symbol because legend has it that the beast was wild and fierce until captured by a maiden. Once possessed, it assured her of happiness in love and marriage. And that's certainly a pretty story for any fragrance to tell. Possession, by Corday, is available in a one-quarter ounce size for $6.50 at Gimbels."
So what does it smell like? It was a warm, gentle, aldehydic floral oriental perfume for women with dominant rose and jasmine notes.
- Top notes: aldehydes, galbanum, bergamot, cloves, sage, cacao
- Middle notes: violet, carnation, iris, heliotrope, magnolia, rose, ylang ylang, lily, and jasmine
- Base notes: elemi, vetiver, vanilla, benzoin, oakmoss, ambergris, sandalwood, gentian, orris, cedar, patchouli, tonka, musk
Fate of the Fragrance:
Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1970.
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 Possession 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.