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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Intoxication by D'Orsay c1938

Intoxication by D'Orsay: launched in 1938.

"Intoxication, the champagne fragrance that whispers 'Someone lovely has just passed by' wearing Intoxication".



Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like?  It is classified as a floral chypre fragrance for women with a delicious mingle of roses, lavender, lily of the valley, jasmine and spices.
  • Top notes: bergamot, lemon, mandarin orange 
  • Middle notes: lily of the valley, lavender, jasmine, rose, orange blossom, ylang ylang, nutmeg 
  • Base notes: amber, oakmoss, vanilla, benzoin, tonka bean, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood, musk, styrax

"..it goes to your heart...Intoxication..the pulse stirring perfume by D'Orsay". 

Southeastern Drug Journal ... - Volume 21 - Page 81, 1946:
"Parfum D'Orsay's Intoxication perfume and toilet water, perfume from $5.50 to $35."


Bottles:


c1963 ad showing Intoxication Cologne Mist, Eau de Toilette, Perfume and sets.






Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown.

In 1997, a flanker scent, Intoxication d'Amour was released by D'Orsay, but is a totally different fragrance. It is classified as an oriental floral fragrance for women and created by Yves Tanguy. The fragrance is sold in a 1.7 oz crystal spray flacon that looks nearly identical to the original bottle. The concentration is eau de parfum and eau de toilette. This fragrance is discontinued.

  • Top notes: tangerine, gardenia, palisander rosewood, black currant
  • Middle notes: rose, jasmine, honeysuckle, violet, lily-of-the-valley and peach
  • Base notes: vetiver, oakmoss, vanilla and sandalwood



In 2006, the original Intoxication perfume was revived by D'Orsay. This newly reformulated version was sold in upscale stores such a Bergdorf Goodman, Printemps, Takashimaya and Franck & Fils. The fragrance is sold in a 1.7 oz crystal spray flacon that looks nearly identical to the original bottle. The concentration is eau de parfum.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, bergamot, lemon, mandarin 
  • Middle notes: rose, orange blossom, jasmine, lily of the valley, ylang-ylang, nutmeg
  • Base notes: vetiver, patchouli vanilla, sandalwood, tonka bean, musk, benzoin






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