Saturday, November 2, 2013

Fan Fan La Tulipe

Fan Fan Le Tulipe by Rosine: launched in 1912. The name was taken from a folkloric French character,  a D'Artagnan-like popular fictional womanizing soldier.

The box was dressed in symbols of French patriotism - the Phrygian cap and a tri-colored cockade.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was classified as a floral fragrance for women, but I have no notes on this perfume, I would need a sample to tell you what it smell like.
  • Top notes:
  • Middle notes: flowers
  • Base notes:

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 1916:
"Rosine Nuit de Chine...$7.35
Rosine Toute la Foret..$8.25
Rosine Monsieur and Madame...$7.80
Rosine Minaret ..$7.65
Rosine Fan Fan La Tulipe...$7.50"


The box was covered with tricolor striped faille and adorned with a gay cocarde, the uniquely simple flask marked Fan-Fan La Tulipe- who but Poiret could have designed it, this perfume retailed for $6.00 in 1921.

Also for sale was a dainty vial, filled with the haunting scent to be worn around the neck on a silken cord - a pretty little fancy, was shown in a Lord & Taylor newspaper ad along with a drawing of the Fan Fan La Tulipe bottle, this perfume pendant retailed for $4.50 in 1921.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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