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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Aphrodisia by Faberge c1938

Aphrodisia by Faberge: launched in 1938.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a sparkling aldehydic, slightly spicy chypre floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, orange blossom water, bergamot, neroli, lemon and fruity note
  • Heart notes: carnation, jasmine, Bulgarian rose, ylang-ylang and honey
  • Base notes: oak moss, vetiver, ambergris, civet and musk

Aphrodisia was so popular that it was also available in a men's version. The difference between the men's and the women's is that the men's version is extra-dry while the woman's was more sparkling and full bodied.

The early cologne bottles are topped by translucent greenish yellow Bakelite/Catalin prystal screw caps. I have had several of these over the years and held the caps under hot water and could smell the distinctive Bakelite formaldehyde scent.

In addition to perfume and cologne, Aphrodisia was available in various bath and body products such as soap, dusting powder, talcum powder,  and bath oil.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know if this is the only fragrance that used the unique scroll letter styling for the Fabrage name? I recently picked up a rectangle gold-toned metal "bottle" with black enamel sides and top. It has the same lettering etched into the lid on front and back. The fragrance smells very similar to what you describe as the scent notes. Thanks for any info you may have!