Sunday, July 27, 2014

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.

"Eau de Santé ...this is the forest primeval tingling pine that takes the sizzle out of summer!" 

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was a forest blend perfume with a dominant pine note.

The Stage, 1939:
"Schiaparelli's Eau de Santé, for weary limbs, and which banishes fatigue, they say, in a whipstitch."
The Indianapolis Star, 1941:
"Eau de Sante, is not to be confused with a cologne. It has none of the deeply spiced fragrance of the Schiaparelli perfumes for it is specifically a rubdown. It is fresh, astringent, and sparkling with a vague odor."

Harper's Bazaar, 1944:
"For any time during the dog days— and nights— when the temperature has got you down, Schiaparelli's Eau de Santé is a boon. Keep it in the icebox and saturate a washcloth with this aromatic scent and you will find it almost magically cooling. You will also find your husband dipping into it if you are not careful, as it is not a fragrance that is exclusively feminine."


Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1944.

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