Thursday, October 15, 2015

Révolte c1936

Révolte by Lancome: launched in 1936. The name means "Uprising" in French, and was originally a perfume for men, but soon, women were taken to wearing it.  Reportedly, the name was unpopular in South and Central America as it translated to "anarchy" and "revolution".

It's name was changed to Cuir in 1939 as the name Révolte was being used by another company in South America. The perfume was slightly improved, created by Armand Petitjean.

The fragrance was also rebottled into a new flacon.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an intense leather perfume with floral notes.
  • Top notes: aldehydes
  • Middle notes: rose, carnation, violet
  • Base notes: leather, tobacco, woods, balsam


Bottle designed by Georges Delhomme and manufactured by Bresle. Made up of thick frosted and clear crystal,  in the shape of a paving stone, with the name "Revolte" engraved on the front.

Bottle was in two sizes:

  • 7.5cm
  • 10.5 cm

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1952 as Cuir.

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