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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Fol Arome c1912

Fol Arome: Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1912, I found a reference to this perfume being sold in 1896, so I think the 1912 version may have been reworked or just relaunched.

c1918 ad

Fragrance Composition:



What does it smell like? It is classified as an aromatic floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: jasmine, anise, lavender, bergamot
  • Heart notes: jasmine, daffodil, rose, bouvardia, mint, clary sage, marjoram, orris
  • Base notes: musk, carnation, sweet acacia, vanilla

Bottles:


Presented in a ‘Bouchon Cœur’ bottle (parfum) in various sizes made by Cristalleries de Baccarat. 
Also sold in the quadrilobe flacon (parfum) and the Goutte flacon (eau de toilette). I believe it may have also been available in the Montre flacon (eau de cologne).



photo by Lombrail-Teucquam



Photo from Margo

photo by ebay seller voldenuit2


Fol Arome - (1912) Extremely rare and exceptional bottle decanter-style "Vinaigrier Ottoman" colorless glass molded pressed cylindrical section, the lobed bulbous belly, high funnel neck, richly decorated with polychrome painted designs of oriental hand stopper olive red and blue painted richly accented with gold, edited by Pochet et du Courval glassware. Model available at that time on special order. Top:. 21 cm. Photo by Lombrail-Teucquam



Fate of the Fragrance:

Still being sold in 1941. In 1947, a re-launch of the original was released. It was still being sold in 1953.

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