Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fumee by Lubin c1934

Fumee by Lubin: launched in 1934. Fumée was available as parfum and eau de cologne.

Fragrance Composition:

It is classified as an oriental fragrance for women. It has a warm, spicy and woodsy feel to it and was suggested to be worn during sports.
  • Top notes: carnation, orange blossom, bergamot, linden 
  • Middle notes: jasmine, ylang ylang, patchouli, orris, honeysuckle 
  • Base notes: incense, spices, tobacco, vanilla, leather, benzoin, ambergris, musk, civet


Drug and Cosmetic Industry, 1936:
"Novelty is cleverly secured in the Fumee perfume, a product of Lubin of Paris. An ordinary small bottle is used. On the surface is pasted a white label, the label being pressed down to conform with the contours on the surface of the bottle which is fluted. A metal cap, purple in color, indented to simulate the contours of the bottle, is slid over the top of the bottle and fits snugly in with the paper label on the surface. In this manner a cigarette pack is created. This metal closure also adds height to the package."

Fate of the Fragrance:

During the second world war, exportations of Fumee to the United States was halted , it was resumed in 1947.

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1958.

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