Posts Tagged: scent

Heaven Sent Perfume, Vintage 1973

This is a really pretty vintage 1973 ad for Heaven Sent fragrance by Helena Rubenstein. Heaven Sent was one of those seemingly ubiquitous scents in the 1970s. I remember it being a very flowery, feminine perfume and instantly recognizable to the nose. I love the pink cloche hat and floral shirt on the lovely Boho… Read more »

Vivara Perfume Designed by Emilio Pucci, 1973

Wait, WHAT? Emilio Pucci has a perfume line and this is the first I’ve heard of it? This 1973 black and white ad for Vivara perfume is rather un-Pucci-esque. The model is wearing sort of a sheer scarf in a geometric Pucci design, but it is sadly lacking the vivid Pucci colors. The original Vivara… 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 »

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

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 »