Sunday, March 16, 2014

Climat c1967

Climat by Lancôme: launched in 1967. Created by by Gerard Goupil of Robertet Perfumers. This fragrance takes its name from the well-known eponymous novel by French author André Maurois. The English translation of “Climats de Lancome” is "ambience of Lancome.”

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is described as a soft rich floral aldehyde perfume.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, narcissus and peach
  • Heart notes: May rose, Tudor rose, Eastern rose, lily of the valley, ylang-ylang, violet, rosemary, tuberose and jasmine
  • Base notes: sandalwood, tonka bean, amber, bamboo, vetiver, musk and civet


Presented in a bottle designed by Serge Mansau.

Period Advertisements:

Harper's Bazaar, 1968:
"Lancome's French omniscience in such matters is behind its newest perfume,Climat. Think of clear air laden with Mountain flowers ... Bottled in free-form crystal, Lancome's Climat (pronounced Kleemah) Perfume, 1 oz. $30; Eau de Toilette, 4 oz. $10."

Perfumery and Essential Oil Record, 1968:
"Lancome launch Climat Lancome have launched a new perfume called Climat, described as probably the most captivating new perfume of the decade. Climat (illustrated above) is ethereal, lasting and extravagantly French."

Mademoiselle, 1968:
"So with the Lancome crowd. They've a new scent— Climat. A blend of head- spinners like mountain narcissus, rose of May, jasmine, sandalwood. The kind of thing to gamble on if you like sure things."

Vogue - Volume 154, 1969:
"Lancome's Climat has atmosphere to burn. This Christmas, a square, scented candle slides out like a drawer from the top of the box holding eau de toilette, so the climate is heavenly all around. Also possible, a box of six Climat candles in various colors, marvellous present.."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Climat was discontinued sometime in the early 1980s. It was relaunched along with Sikkim and Magie for a special show in 1989. The perfumes were hand filled from a Baccarat urn into crystal flacons.

 It was briefly brought back to the shelves by Lancome in 1997 and was exclusively sold at Saks Fifth Avenue.

It was later reformulated and launched in 2005 as part of Lancome's La Collection, a 70 year anniversary celebrating Lancome's perfume tradition. This resulted in a repackaging of their more famous discontinued scents (Magie, Sikkim, Climat, Sagamore).

In October 2015, Lancome issued a new reformulated edition of Climat, exclusively for the Russian market, where the fragrance has had an undying devotion for 40 years. To mark the anniversary, the aldehydic floral perfume is named Climat L'Edition Mythique, and is released as a limited edition of only 3000 bottles. This new edition is housed in 75ml bottles and is in parfum extract concentration. The perfume retails for 17.985 russian ruble ($295 USD).

  • Top notes: aldehydes, violet, bergamot, green notes and peach
  • Middle notes: lily of the valley, tuberose, narcissus, May rose, iris, ylang-ylang and jasmine
  • Base notes: sandalwood, moss, vetiver, amber and musk

Click HERE to purchase Climat 2.5 oz Eau de Toilette Spray (Older Style Packaging)
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Click HERE to purchase Climat 2.5 oz Eau de Toilette Spray (New Style Packaging)
Click HERE to purchase Climat 2.5 oz Eau de Toilette Spray (Updated Packaging)
Click HERE to purchase Climat 5.0 oz Perfume de Toilette Deodorant Spray

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