Hello and welcome! Please understand that this website is not affiliated with Coty in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

The main objective of this website is to chronicle the history of the Coty fragrances and showcase the bottles and advertising used throughout the years.

However, one of the other goals of this website is to show the present owners of the Coty perfume company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the fragrance, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories, what it reminded you of, maybe a relative wore it, or you remembered seeing the bottle on their vanity table), who knows, perhaps someone from the current Coty brand might see it.

Also, this website is a labor of love, it is a work in progress and is always being updated with new information as I can find it, so check back often!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

L'Or c1912

L'Or by Coty: Originally created in 1912, introduced to the USA in 1916. Created by Vincent Roubert who reportedly took five years to perfect the formula. In 1913 the fragrance was available in parfum, toilet water, face powder and sachet.

The Times Herald, 1925:
"L'Or: the golden lure of strange quests; gilt sailed argosies with high prows breasting the foam of unknown seas toward the gal of all desires. Leaping, glowing soul of flames; subtle fragrance of the golden blonde of sunset hair and eyes, symbol of the unquenchable dream within the hearts of men, alluring, inspiring to high endeavor. It is an exquisite perfume for cigarettes. A few drops on a bit of silk kept in the box gives them a delicate, fascinating balminess, breathing out in smoke, the fragrance of her it expresses."

The fragrance was relaunched with much fanfare in a gorgeous Baccarat crystal flacon in 1959. In 1960, it was said to be the world's most expensive fragrance, as one ounce in that Baccarat bottle cost $60.

c1960 ad

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Jasmin de Corse by Coty 1906

Jasmin de Corse by Coty: launched in 1906.  Corse refers to Corsica, Francois Coty's place of birth. Had a great following from the Russian princess, Tatiana Romanov and the French writer Colette who was enamored with the fragrance and wore it daily.