Saturday, July 26, 2014

Sport by Schiaparelli c1952

Sport by Schiaparelli: launched in 1952.It was created to be worn by both men and women for sports. This was the updated fragrance originally named 'S', first presented in 1928. Renamed "Schiap" in 1934. Renamed Sport in 1952. And then relaunched again as 'S' in 1961 but for women.

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

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."

Discontinued, date unknown.

The novelty perfume bottle formed as a miniature champagne bottle complete with metal ring and foil with labels for both Mumm champagne and Schiaparelli ‘Sport’, with contents, the cream box trimmed with gold decoration. Size:Box: 21cm high, perfume bottle: 20cm tall. Photo by Auction Atrium

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