Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Glamour by Bourjois c1953

Glamour by Bourjois: launched in 1953. Created by Henri Robert and Constantin Mikhailovich “Kot” Weriguine. .

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an aldehydic floral chypre fragrance for women. It starts off with a fresh green top, followed by a green floral heart, layered over a mossy, balsamic base.
  • Top notes:  aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, neroli, orange, gardenia, peach
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, carnation, narcissus
  • Base notes: amber, oakmoss, musk, styrax, vetiver, benzoin

The New Yorker - Volume 32, 1954:
"Bourjois has put forth a little charmer called Glamour. In this one, a fillip of orange is added to the sharp, clean tang of jasmine; at Altman, $5.50 buys three-fourths of an ounce, in an oval bottle with a gold plastic cover."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1965.

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