Saturday, November 2, 2013

Sa Chambre by Rosine c1920

Sa Chambre by Rosine: launched in 1920. Created by Henri Alméras.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like?  It was classified as a woodsy floral bouquet fragrance for women. It made use of a prefab base called Miel Blanc by De Laire. Miel Blanc has a powerful honey odour, and a particularly strong peach odour is manufactured. Sa Chambre also 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: iris, honey, peach, citrus, aldehydes
  • Middle notes: May rose, Grasse jasmine, tuberose
  • Base notes: orris, incense, cedarwood, sandalwood, leather, costus, tonka, oakmoss


Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1929.

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, 1935, Nuit de Chine, Pierrot, Qui Es-Tu?, Sa Chambre, Sakya Mouni, Toute la Foret.."

Note: the Parfum de Rosine pictured here is part of the GS Collection and have been kindly made available to the Grasse Internazionale Museum of Perfumery as part of the exhibition Paul Poiret (1879-1944) Couturier Parfumeur.

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