Join us on a fragrant trip to the past with some of our favorite vintage fragrances. Try one of these classic masterpieces and be transported back to a time when fragrance conveyed an aura of sophistication, elegance and mystery, embracing a wearer’s femininity while celebrating their new daring roles in society.
We’ve chosen four of the most timeless, beloved masterpieces, scents that feel as fresh and present today as they did at their creation. Will you be adding a little vintage style to your fragrance wardrobe this fall?
Fracas by Robert Piguet
Channel your inner femme fatale with this timeless 1948 creation, Fracas perfume. A heady bouquet of tuberose, gardenia and jasmine create a sublime white floral that’s both ladylike and arresting, evoking old Hollywood glamour and silver screen-era sirens.
Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps
The delicate spice of carnations mingles with feminine rose, jasmine and whisper-soft woods in this 1948 classic, created to celebrate the feeling of peace and hope at the war’s end. Nina Ricci's L'Air Du Temps perfume is softly powdery and refined, it envelops its wearer in a veil of luminous femininity and gentle warmth.
Created in 1927 and inspired by grand ladies preparing for a ball, this iconic Art Deco fragrance, Lanvin Arpege, wears like a richer, spicier Chanel no 5. An opening of sparkling aldehydes mellows to a succession of rich jasmine, rose, orange blossom, vetiver and musk.
Guerlain L’Heure Bleue
This melancholy masterpiece from 1912 was inspired by the sweet sadness of a Parisian twilight. Spicy-sweet anise and bergamot give way to this Guerlain perfume, a floral oriental bouquet of velvety heliotrope, warm vanilla and a cool, powdery iris, with a soft, marzipan sweetness at its heart.