Posts Tagged: Fragrance

Jennifer O’Neill for Lanvin My Sin Perfume, 1972

Lanvin’s My Sin perfume was created in 1924 by “Madame Zed”, who worked on many more Lanvin fragrances. It remains a classic today, as it did in 1972 when this ad was published. My Sin was discontinued in 1988, but you can score vintage bottles online. Jennifer O’Neill was the “It” girl in 1972, having… Read more »

Margaux Hemingway and Babe Perfume, 1976

I loved coming across this fabulous ad in the September 1976 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. It features the divine model Margaux Hemingway for Babe fragrance. Margaux, who was the granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway, signed a million-dollar contract for Faberge as the spokesmodel for Babe perfume in the 1970s. This was the first million-dollar contract ever… Read more »

Yardley’s English Lavender: 1940s and Now

Yardley’s signature scent, English Lavender, has been around since 1873 when it was launched in England. It was popular during the Victorian era in England, and was imported to the USA in the 1880s where it also grew in popularity. This fabulous ad, from the October 1940 issue of Woman’s Home Companion magazine, shows a… Read more »

Happy Halloween! Vintage 1971 Styx-The Magical Fragrance

Happy Halloween! This is a great mystically spooky ad from the October 1971 issue of Seventeen magazine. It is for Styx fragrances, and features a black-cloaked model saying, “I’ll be his magician. Let me touch him with my magical Styx.” In the late ’60s/early ’70s, there was a certain fascination with all things mysterious. Ouija… 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 »