Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Coup de Foudre by Rosine c1925

Coup de Foudre by Rosine: launched in 1925. Created by Henri Alméras.

The name means "bolt of lightning/thunderbolt" in French, also a term that the French use for the feeling of "love at first sight" as in "I was struck by the thunderbolt".

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was an aldehydic woody floral chypre fragrance for women. Also said to be the first jasmine and aldehyde perfume ever created. Coup de Foudre 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.
  • Top notes: aldehydes and bergamot
  • Middle notes: tuberose, jasmine and ylang ylang
  • Base notes: tonka, ambergris, sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli, oakmoss and musk

The New Yorker, 1932:
" Rosine: Coup de Foudre join Nuit de Chine and Maharajah for tigress women."


The bottle is similar to the 1938 Rene Lalique bottle for Imprudence by Worth. The perfume is a tribute to Paul Poiret's friend Jeanne Lanvin, this bottle takes the form of a skirt from his 1924 collection and the box is covered with the Lanvin blue. Conical shape with concentric circles, blue glass stopper.

photo from the Poiret Exhibition

photo by Rago Arts

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1935.

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