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, Bourbon Island ylang ylang, lilac, carnation
- Base notes: labdanum, Mysore sandalwood, musk, cedar, Singapore patchouli, Java vetiver, Tyrolean 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."
Fate of the Fragrance:
Discontinued, date unknown. It was still being sold in 1947.