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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Si by Schiaparelli c1957

Si by Schiaparelli: launched in 1957. "Si" got its name from the "Valse des Si." dedicated to her by composer Henri Sauguet. "Si" can mean both the musical note B and "it" — it also consists of the first and last letters of Schiaparelli). The perfume is also said to be from Juliette Greco's song "Si".



Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It was classified as a heavy, piquant floral oriental perfume. I would need a sample to tell you what it smells like.
  • Top notes:
  • Middle notes: floral notes
  • Base notes: ambrette, vanilla, musk, amber, patchouli, myrrh, sandalwood

Billboard, 1957:
"Juliette Greco's new one, Si, will enjoy all-out promotional tie-ins with "Si," Schiaparelli's new perfume, in all stores carrying the Schiaparelli line, in radio stations, and in record stores."

Réalités, 1958:
"Schiaparelli's new perfume "Si" got its name from the "Valse des Si." dedicated to her by composer Henri Sauguet. "Si" can mean both the musical note B and "it" — it also consists of the first and last letters of Schiaparelli). It's scent is heavy, flowery and distinguished and comes in a bottle like a gilded column wrapped in a leaf of sheet music which is inscribed with the melody of the waltz, of course. "

Fodor's France, 1958:
"Schiaparelli...Meanwhile, there's a new one, "Si," which the French describe as "violent." Better Si for yourself."


Paris Personal, 1963:
""Si by Schiaparelli. Exceptionally good for brunettes. This is a very piquant perfume, and terribly sexy. At first contact, it is too screaming and violent. However, it assimilates so well that in a few minutes you think it had been born in the skin."

Bottles:


Presented in a gilded figural bottle representing a chianti flacon sealed with red wax.






Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown.

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