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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Primavera de España c1886

Primavera de España: created in 1886.

Journal des demoiselles - Page 244, 1890: 
"Deux parfums dédiés aux jeunes filles parfums discrets et comme il faut Primavera de España et la Verveine line, d'une fraîcheur délicate.
"Two fragrances perfumes dedicated to girls as discrete and must Primavera de España and the Verbena line, a delicate freshness."

La Moda elegante ilustrada: periódico de las familias - Page 134, 1893:
"Primavera de España olor muy suave."
"Spring of Spain, very soft scent fragrance."

According to an old formulary, circa 1869, the Guerlain perfume may have been similar to this perfume:

The perfume called Esprit de Primevere or occasionally Cowslip, or Primrose Perfume, is a preparation of the following:
  • oil of bergamot one drachm and a half 
  • oil of lemon thirty drops 
  • oil of petit grain fifteen drops 
  • oil of jasmine fifteen drops 
  • oil of cloves ten drops 
  • essence of ambergris six drops 
  • rectified spirits of wine half a pint 

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