Posts Tagged: French

Caleche Perfume by Hermes Paris, 1973

This is a beautiful vintage 70s Hermes Paris ad for Caleche perfume. The House of Hermes has been creating the finest fashions in Europe for the finest people in Europe since 1837. Featured are lovely photographs of some of their illustrious patrons: Czarina Alexandra, Anna Pavlova, Lady Randolph Churchill, Colette, George Sand, and Empress Eugenie…. Read more »

Catherine Deneuve for Chanel No. 5 Perfume, 1976

I love this vintage 1976 ad for Chanel No. 5 perfume featuring French actress and model, Catherine Deneuve. Catherine is just glorious, with her perfectly symmetrical features and luminous skin and hair. She was the perfect Chanel muse in the 1970s – that perilous time for Chanel when it was considered a “near-death” brand –… Read more »

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Perfume, 1976

This is a vintage 1976 oh-so-French ad for Yves Saint Laurent’s Rive Gauche perfume. I love how it captures Paris’ Left Bank (Rive Gauche) skyline, with a bottle of perfume floating away on a blue balloon. I didn’t get into the more sophisticated YSL fragrances until the 1980s, when I was working in corporate banking…. Read more »