Thursday, April 21, 2022

Friday, February 18, 2022

Set to Music Perfume Presentation

The New Yorker, 1939:
"Schiaparelli : Shocking, its bottle shaped like a dress form, tricked out with flowers, and sheltered by a glass bell, is still the ideal of glamour girls ... Set to Music consists of four bottles which revolve slowly through the doors of a little house while a music box plays; $10."

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Shock in the Box perfume presentation

 Shock in the Box perfume presentation with four purse size dressmaker dummy flacons of Shocking perfume topped by tiny flowers and a bell. A sophisticated surprise. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Sapristi by Schiaparelli c1967

Sapristi by Schiaparelli: launched in 1967. The name is an interjection meaning  "heavens!" as in  "good heavens!"

Thursday, August 22, 2019

So Sweet by Schiaparelli c1941

So Sweet was originally the name of a perfume presentation for Shocking by Schiaparelli as well as its own fragrance. Both were introduced in 1941.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Eau de Cologne Speciale de Schiaparelli c1950s

Eau de Cologne Speciale de Schiaparelli: launched in 1958.

Schiaparelli Perfumed Bath Sponges c1940

Schiaparelli Perfumed Bath Sponges. You would drop one of these compressed cotton disks into the tub and it would expand into a full size wash cloth scented with Shocking or Salut perfume.

Art and Industry, 1940;
"Bath sponges — tiny discs which dilate into wash cloths when dipped in water — and heart-shaped, rose-coloured soap are packed in Schiaparelli designed red and white boxes."

Cue, 1951:
"Another traveler's aid is Schiaparelli's Bath Sponge. In the hand, it's a tiny disk, but in water it becomes a full-size fragrant wash cloth. And it does a thorough job of cleansing, too. At $1.75."

Shocking Voyageur Presentation c1958

Shocking Voyageur Presentation by Schiaparelli: launched in 1958. Each item was housed in a brushed gold tone metal canister.

Includes the following:

  • 2 oz Spray Cologne
  • 10ml Spray Parfum 

Schiaparelli Sac de Parfum c1950s

Shocking Sac de parfum, a refillable purse size perfume bottle created in the 1950s and used well into the 1960s. Made up of ribbed clear glass with a gold plated metal screw cap with Schiaparelli Paris engraved into the top. The bottle stands 2 1/4" tall and holds 1/4 oz. of perfume. You would refill the bottle with the provided funnel.

Schiap by Schiaparelli c1934

Schiap by Schiaparelli: launched in 1934. This was the updated fragrance originally named 'S', first presented in 1928. Renamed Sport in 1952.  It was created to be worn by both men and women for sports.

Chloro-Cologne by Schiaparelli c1952

Chloro-Cologne by Schiaparelli: launched in 1952. This was a cologne infused with chlorophyll, it could be had in several different Schiaparelli scents such as Shocking and Si.

The reason for the inclusion of chlorophyll? Well in the 1950s, it was touted as an odor destroyer, but science was able to prove that it only desensitized the olfactory nerve endings found in the nose, so you were still smelling an odor, albeit dull, just not as full strength. It was derived from alfalfa and was an ingredient thrown added to toothpastes, deodorants, mouthwash, bad breath tablets, soap and other products. So naturally, it was added to fragrance.

Harper's Bazaar, 1952:
"Giant editions of famous classics help improve a September day. Here, twelve ounces of Schiaparelli's Chloro-Cologne scented with "Shocking" and turned cool green by chlorophyll, to keep your skin clean and fresh. •$5. Saks Fifth Avenue."

Kiplinger's Personal Finance, 1952:
"Chloro-Cologne de Schiaparelli — chlorophyl plus a slug of the famous Shocking fragrance, presumably thrown in for safety's sake."

Botticelliana by Schiaparelli c1933

The name Botticelliana was first used as a name for a perfume by Schiaparelli in 1933, this was discontinued shortly after it's introduction and was relaunched in 1977.

Eau de Santé by Schiaparelli c1939

Eau de Santé by Schiaparelli: launched in 1939. A cooling eau de cologne meant to be used during the hot weather months.

Shocking Scamp c1940

 The Shocking Scamp was a limited edition presentation created exclusively for the Christmas season of 1940. Designed by influential Italian jeweller Fulco di Verdura

Si by Schiaparelli c1957

Si by Schiaparelli: launched in 1957. "Si" got its name from the "Valse des Si." dedicated to her by composer Henri Sauguet. "Si" can mean both the musical note B and "it" — it also consists of the first and last letters of Schiaparelli). The perfume is also said to be from Juliette Greco's song "Si".