Friday, March 14, 2014

Bel Automne c1947

Bel Automne by Lancome: launched in 1947.

The New Yorker - Volume 29, 1953:

"Lancome has cooked up three more colognes. Graces du Printemps is cool and brisk; Joyeux Été is light and dry; Bel Automne is musky and warm. Four- and eight- ounce flacons are, respectively, $4.20 and $7.20 at Saks."

 Homes and Gardens, 1953:
"Bel Automne," "toilet water and an amusing globe containing solid perfume — the gilt top lifts off. Lancome."

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was described as musky and warm.
  • Top notes: citrus
  • Middle notes: rose, lavender
  • Base notes: civet, oakmoss, amber, sandalwood, musk


The frosted glass perfume flacon was designed by Georges Delhomme and manufactured by Verrières de la Bresle.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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