What Are a Few Vintage Perfume Names?


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A few vintage perfumes are Balmain Jolie Madame, Faberge Tigress and Givenchy L'Interdit. Some other vintage perfumes include Lanvin My Sin and Christian Dior Miss Dior.

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Balmain Jolie Madame is a vintage perfume invented by perfumer Germaine Cellier in 1945. The first part of the name is taken from the fashion designer Pierre Balmain, while "Jolie Madame" is a French phrase that means "beautiful young woman." There are numerous scents contained in this perfume, including vetiver, gardenia, leather, rose and patchouli. The overwhelming notes of Balmain Jolie Madame are leather, green leaves and violets.

The name Faberge Tigress comes from the boldness of the perfume, which contains earthy notes such as cinnamon, vanilla and amber. This perfume came packaged in a bottle with a cap covered in faux tiger skin. Its ad featured an African American woman in a tiger-striped bodysuit with the slogan, "Are you wild enough to wear it?"

Givenchy L'Interdit is the name of a French perfume created by designer Hubert de Givenchy in 1945 for actress Audrey Hepburn. The word "l'interdit" means "forbidden" in French. An updated version of this fragrance was released in 2003, but it differs significantly from the original in terms of scent and presentation. Hepburn wore the original blend for years before taking the scent public in the 1960s.

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