Saturday, July 4, 2015

Hahna by Rosine c1919

Hahna by Rosine: launched in 1919. Created by Henri Alméras. It was subtitled both "L'Étrange Fleur" and "La Fleur Secrète."

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral fragrance for women. I need a sample to tell you what it smelled like.

  • Top notes: thyme, mint
  • Middle notes: floral notes
  • Base notes: oakmoss

Rosine advertisement, 1924:
"Parfum d'Hahna, L'Etrange Fleur. The perfume of damp mosses, of early blooms and sheets unfolding, near the bright waters amongst the mint and thyme. One dreams of the early awakening of spring, the buoyant dash and brilliance of the first fine days. A selection of Poiret's from the Parfums Rosine."


Oregon News, 1920:
""Hahna, L'Etrange Fleur, Rosine, Paris, France," says a flagon of gold and red and this same "strange flower" is in a Chinese kind of box of lacquered gold with flower decorations."

 The Gazette Times - Oct 26, 1924:
"Paris sends us these alluring perfumes, created by Rosine, a master perfumer. Only French genius can produce such distinctive odeurs, contained in artistic flasks, charmingly packaged...  Arlequinade, in gold decorated flask, with red tassel. $25. Hahna, L'Etrange Fleur in a gold finished bottle. $22."

Fate of the Fragrance:

It was still being sold in 1932.

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