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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.



Fragrance Composition:



So what does it smell like? Coty Jasmin de Corse is an very sweet, heavy and lingering with indolic jasmine with smoky undertones.

  • Top notes: cassie, neroli
  • Middle notes: jasmine, orange blossom, orris
  • Base notes: civet, ambergris, ambrette, benzoin



A 1925 ad reads:
"For the Woman of the Dreamy Elusive Type: Jasmine de Corse, La Jacinthe & Lilas Blanc."

A 1926 ad reads:

"Jasmin de Corse - breathing of romance and dreams,poetic, illusive, - stirring the soul to exquisite longings."

Chemist & Druggist - Volume 126, 1937:
"All the natural, haunting fragrance of jasmin blossoms, without the heavy, overpowering effect sometimes encountered, has been captured in Le Jasmin de Corse, which is sweet, fresh and elusive."



Bottles:


A 1922 ad reads:
"Coty's Jasmin de Corse, 1 oz cut crystal gold cap and chain regularly 7.00 now at 4.98."






c1920s, bottle made by Coty's own glassworks based on a Lalique design.













Fate of the Fragrance:

The perfume seems to have been sold until 1950 then discontinued.


In 2004, to celebrate the firm’s 100th anniversary, Henri Coty, François’s son, commissioned the re-creation of his father’s Jasmin de Corse perfume, to be housed inside a French crystal flacon. These were sold in a limited number of just 200 only available to the French Market, and the perfume was reformulated by Daphné Bugey. Bottom of the bottle is marked in raised letters, "Bottle Made In France". This bottle measures 2" tall x 1 1/4" square. Other perfumes in this limited edition set included: Emeraude, L'Origan, and La Rose Jacqueminot. The perfume set was celebrated with the launch of a book Coty: The Brand of Visionary by Editions Assouline.









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