Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Toute La Foret c1911

Toute La Foret by Rosine: launched in 1911.

The name means "The Whole Forest". Created to evoke memories of happy hours in Fontainebleau, with a scent of undergrowth (herbal and forest flowers). Raoul Dufy created a stylized print of leaves and birds used for promotional items including scented cards.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a woodsy floral fragrance for women. It was described as having the scent of "old leaves, that rich, damp smell of woods in autumn, boxwood, pine trees and oakmoss". "The pungent tang of pine, the bittersweet smell of boxwood, the exquisite air of the white violets, in this one breath of the forest."
  • Top notes: bergamot, sweet pea, hyacinth, lily of the valley, mint
  • Middle notes: jasmine, orange blossom, narcissus, white violet, rose, carnation, spices, thyme
  • Base notes: cedar, pine, oakmoss, boxwood, fern, patchouli, sandalwood


Bottle: reaction flask blown glass, bulbous base painted "by hand" at Atelier Martine.
Decor bluebells old pink alternating green palm tree, high tubular neck surrounded by metallic gold cord.Circular paper label with red and white background graphics pasted on the base: Height: 14 cm

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

It was still being sold in 1929 as seen in a volume of the Official Journal: Body of the Provisional Government of Mexico along with other Rosine perfumes:

Ambre de Venise, Aladin, Arlequinade, Avenue du Bois, Borgia, Chez Poiret, Chypre des Isles, Coeur en Folie, Connais Tu le Pays?, Hahna, Jasmin de la Riviera, Le Balcon, Le Bosquet d'Apollon, Le Coup d'Or, Le Fruit Defendu, La Rose de Rosine, Maharadjah, 1925, Nuit de Chine, Pierrot, Qui Es-Tu?, Sa Chambre, Sakya Mouni, Toute la Foret.."

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