Saturday, July 26, 2014

S by Schiaparelli c1928

S by Schiaparelli: launched in 1928. Renamed "Schiap" in 1934.  Renamed Sport in 1952.  It was created to be worn by both men and women for sports. And then relaunched again as 'S' in 1961.


So what did it smell like? It was a unisex fragrance that was both fresh and bittersweet with dominant notes of madonna lily and hyacinth.
  • Top notes: citrus, madonna lily, hyacinth
  • Middle notes: rose, iris, carnation
  • Base notes: vetiver, oakmoss, sandalwood, orris, musk

Discontinued, date unknown, probably in the 1940s.


The Delineator, 1935:
"PERFUMES FOR SPORT. Schiaparelli, the brilliant couturiere, has just put out some perfumes. Her first. "Schiap" which is dedicated to the sportswoman, is our favorite, but for indoors "Salut" is pretty fetching."


Whenever you see the white "lace" embossed boxes trimmed with pink, you can safely date them to after 1961. You can find the eau de toilette and the parfum.






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