Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Antinea by Rosine c1922

Antinea by Rosine: launched in 1922. Antinea, ou au fond de la Mer, whose fragrance was inspired by the deep sea and Atlantis. Antinea was the well-known legendary figure invented by Pierre Benoit in his novel L'Atlantide.

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In 1925, atomizers with Rosine fragrances were launched. The first was for the perfume Antinea, ou au fond de la Mer.

Fragrance Composition:

So what did it smell like? It was described as having the scent of "salt marshes and the sharp, bitter and pungent seaweed."

Antinea had a low level of the C-12 MNA aldehyde which gave it facets of fresh amber, aldehydes, moss, citrus, tuberose, metallic, waxy, and coumarin.


Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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