Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fantastique by D'Orsay c1952

Fantastique by D'Orsay: launched in 1952.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was classified as an oriental perfume for women with a pungent citrus top note and soapy white florals, fruity notes.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, citrus, bergamot
  • Middle notes: Bulgarian rose, jasmine and orange blossoms
  • Base notes: oakmoss, amber, sandalwood, musk, spices and patchouli


Fantastique's parfum was housed in a tall, triangular crystal bottle with a spike stopper made of lucite. The Eau de Toilette was housed in a taller version of the bottle.

Under Milk Wood, 1954:
"One of the brightest newcomers, Fantastique, D'Orsay's clear-noted eau de toilette in a tall crystal pyramid. Four ounces, $5.* At Saks Fifth."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. It was still being sold in 1965.

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