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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Divine by D'Orsay c1947

Divine by D'Orsay: launched in 1947.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was classified as an woodsy floral oriental fragrance for women with a dominant heavy, sweet orange blossom note resting on woody-mossy-leafy base punctuated by spices. The notes of spices and flowers are infused with fruity notes.
  • Top notes: citrus notes, fruity notes
  • Middle notes: lavender, jasmine, spices, orange blossom
  • Base notes: patchouli, sandalwood, oakmoss, vetiver, ambergris, benzoin, vanilla

The New Yorker, 1948:
"Then, of course, there's D'Orsay's brand-new Divine, a very sweet floral, at $22.20 an ounce."

Cue, 1949:
"D'Orsay's new perfume, Divine, makes its American debut this season after having established itself as a favorite in Paris."


Presented in a twisted crystal bottle designed by Jacques Guerin.

Harpers' Bazaar, 1949:
"This heady perfume now comes in a tiny spiral flacon, a copy of the full-size flask, with its own satin bag. Pursette, by D'Orsay." 

Woman's Home Companion, 1954:
"D'Orsay's Divine perfume flacon in gold metal cloth bag. $3."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

1 comment:

  1. The name Divine was a tribute to the French writer, Jean Genet, and the transvestite character, Divine, in his novel Our Lady of the Flowers.