Posts Tagged: perfume

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 »

Princess Mara Ruspoli for Chanel No. 19 Perfume, 1975

This is a hauntingly beautiful ad from 1975 for Chanel No. 19 perfume. Princess Mara Ruspoli – all cheekbones and haughty gaze – is dressed in an silk shirt and heavy gold chain medallion. Quoting, “There is only one thing in the world worse than being vulnerable. And that is not being vulnerable.”  Deep. Chanel… Read more »

Catherine Deneuve for Chanel No. 5 Perfume~Vintage 1974

The classically beautiful French actress, Catherine Deneuve, did a fabulous ad campaign for Chanel in the 1970s. What could be more perfect than an iconic French actress modeling for an iconic French fashion house? This 1974 ad for Chanel No. 5 perfume shows Catherine in a somewhat relaxed mood, with hand to forehead. Of course… 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 »

Chanel No. 5 Perfume For 1970s Hippies

Chanel was apparently going with the hippie boho flow in the ’70s. This 1972 ad for Chanel No. 5 perfume shows the iconic glass Chanel perfume bottle superimposed over an embracing couple. The pair is dressed in a gauzy white cotton tunic and dress, and appear to be standing out in a field. This was… Read more »