Posts Tagged: Coty

Turn Me Loose, Imprevu!

I really love this 1976 ad image for Coty’s Imprevu perfume. “Turn me loose, Imprevu”. The diaphanous flow of the white gown is just exquisite. I love the look of bliss on the model’s face. Imprevu translates to ‘unforeseen’ or ‘an unexpected incident’ in English. Serendipity, if you will! ~Marilyn

Coty’s Little Originals Pot Shop Makeup, 1972

Here we have another 1970s makeup line that was trying to capture the essence of Yardley of London’s wildly popular Pot o’ Gloss. Coty had their Little Originals makeup line that was based on the idea that color should look like it came from you, not them. “A boy likes a girl who doesn’t look… Read more »

Coty Does the 40s Pin-Up Red Lipsticks in the 70s

In the early 1970s, there was a definite ’70s does ’40s makeup and fashion trend. This 1972 Coty Originals ad is a great example. Coty was celebrating the 29th anniversary of the Coty American Fashion Critics Awards, and saluted the jitterbug, the upsweep, the funnies, short shorts and the oomphiest reds since ’43. With a… Read more »

The Original 1973 Coty Sweet Earth Fragrances

1973 was the year that Coty introduced their very first collections of natural fragrances in a compact. Sweet Earth Fragrances – it was a novel idea! Arranged by threes, small enough to carry with you and smooth on whenever you like. Nine pure-as-nature essences: The Flowers, Hyacinth, Honeysuckle, Ylang Ylang. The Woods, Sandalwood, Amberwood, Patchouli,… Read more »