Popular Women's Perfume Of The 1960's.

Popular Women's Perfume Of The 1960's.

Popular Women's Perfume Of The 1960's from Dior,Lancome,Creed,Guerlain and Hermes.

Diorling by Christian Dior. Launched in 1963 Diorling was a Chypre perfume. Chypre perfumes fall into the category of perfumes that have an accord consisting of citrus top notes,middle notes centered around cistus labdanum and base notes derived from oak moss and musk. Diorling also had top notes of hyacinth and bergamot middle notes of iris,jasmine,rose and lily-of-rhe-valley. Diorling's dry down consisted of vetiver,musk,patchouli and leather. The fragrance was created by perfumer Paul Vacher.

Climat by Lancome. Released in 1967 Climat with its notes of violet,peach,jasmine,lily-of-the-valley,bergamot,rose and narcissus on top. Aldehydes,rosemary and tuberose in the middle and a base of sandalwood,tonka bean,amber,musk civet,bamboo and vetiver was a popular perfume in the late 60's and into the mid 70's at which time Lancome halted production of this legendary fragrance. Climat was a very feminine fragrance and was created to appeal to older more mature women. The nose behind the scent was legendary perfumer Gerard Coupil. Although discontinued in the mid 70's Lancome decided to re-launch Climat in 2005 as part of their 70th anniversary celebration. It was included in their La Collection Lancome which featured several perfumes of Lancomes yesteryear's.

Irisia by Creed.Created by James Henry Creed Fifth Generation Irisia was launched in 1968 and is classified as a floral green fragrance. With its notes of iris,violet and amber this perfume reminds one of a cool fall day with its clean fresh scent.

Chamade by Guerlain. Launched in 1969 Chamade perfume was inspired by the 1965 novel "La Chamade" by French playwright Francoise Sagan. The fragrance was created by none other than Jean-Paul Guerlain himself and featured heady notes of Turkish rose,jasmine,lilac,lily-of-the-valley,sandalwood,musk,iris and amber. This perfume was a tribute to love and romance and celebrated a woman's soft feminine side.

Caleche by Hermes. This was the first woman's fragrance from Hermes. It was created by perfumer Guy Robert and launched in 1961. The name Caleche refers to the horse drawn carriages that are associated with the house of Hermes. This is a very soft yet alluring fragrance that was classified as a woody Chypre floral with brilliant notes of citrus,aldehydes,Ylang-ylang,rose and jasmine. This perfume hit you with an initial rush of citrus that slowly faded and wore lightly on the skin. Hermes definitely hit a home run with Caleche as it was to them what No.5 was to Chanel.

So there you have my top five perfumes for the decade of the 1960's. In my next post we'll take a look at five women's perfumes that defined the 1970's.

Jun 29th 2019 Mike Mcnaulty @ FragranceForce.com

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