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Friday, November 1, 2013

Ambre c1925

Ambre: launched in 1925, supposedly the first perfume made for Chanel by Ernest Beaux.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was classified as an oriental fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: ambergris
  • Middle notes: opoponax
  • Base notes: vanilla, resin, ambergris

Theatre Magazine, 1926:
"Chanel has wonderful odors also in Gardenia and Rose and Ambre."

 American Hebrew and Jewish Messenger, 1926:
"A few suggestions for Blending:
  • Babani’s Ambre de Delhi and Chypre
  • Chanel’s Ambre and Rose
  • Volnay’s Perlerette and Mury’s Le Narcisse Bleu."

American Druggist - Volume 95, 1937:
  • "CHANEL - After Bath Powder $6.50 
  • Eau De Toilette (Cube Bottle) Gardenia, Ambre, Chypre, Rose, and Magnolia. 3 1/2 oz $6.00, 8 oz $10.00, 15 oz $19.50, 28 oz $37.50. 
  • (Cylinder Bottle) Jasmin and Bois des Isles. 3 1/2 oz $5.00, 7 1/2 oz  $10.00.
  • Perfumes: Gardenia, Jasmin, Cuir de Russie, Ambre, Chypre, Iris, Rose, Magnolia, and Special. 
  • Chanel Eau de Cologne perfumed with Chanel No. 5, Gardenia, No. 22, or Russia Leather. 3 sizes. 
  • Talcum Powder scented with Chanel No. 5, Gardenia, or Russia Leather. Generous size, $1.50, Large size, $2.50."


Photo from Elysium.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown, still being sold in 1937.

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