Hello and welcome! Please understand that this website is not affiliated with Bourjois in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

The main objective of this website is to chronicle the history of the Bourjois fragrances and showcase the bottles and advertising used throughout the years.

However, one of the other goals of this website is to show the present owners of the Bourjois perfume company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

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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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