Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Bocages c1935

Bocages by Lancôme: launched in 1935. The name means "Groves" in French.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a light, airy, fresh floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, green note
  • Middle notes: lilac, honeysuckle, lily of the valley
  • Base notes: violet leaves

Armand Petitjean, creator of the perfume explains:
" Bocages is a fragrant array of spring. It exudes the smell of a tender bud, the sap rising, shrubs just beginning to bring the light and color of the mist ... The freshness and relaxed style of Bocages is perfect for younger women and will seduce Swedes, Norwegians, Belgians, Germans, and the women of northern France."


Bottle & box designed by Georges Delhomme.

The Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.  During WWII, importations of Lancome fragrances such as Tropiques, Tendres Nuit, Fleches, Cuir, Conquete, Bocages, Peut Etre, and Kypre were halted and did not return to US soil until 1946.  Still being sold in 1956.

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