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Saturday, March 7, 2015

Rue Royale by Molyneux c1935

Rue Royale by Molyneux: launched in 1935.


Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral chypre fragrance for women with a dominating rose facet. In a vintage publication, it was described as "fresh, light and subtle" and "young" for "teenagers."
  • Top notes: bergamot, neroli
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, ylang ylang, lilac, carnation
  • Base notes: labdanum, sandalwood, musk, cedar, patchouli, vetiver, oakmoss


Harper's Bazaar, 1936:
"Molyneux has a new perfume which he calls "Rue Royale." It is fresh and young, and like his clothes, has perfect aplomb, allure without stridence. Its appeal is to svelt English women who like to dance as well as they hunt."

Bottles:


Signed Baccarat crystal flacon, parfum, stands 3 1/2" tall, photo from ebay seller gzus-freak

1 oz parfum, c1940s-1950s, photo by ebay seller coutureperfume



Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown. It was still being sold in 1947.



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