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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Night and Day by Elizabeth Arden c1935

Night and Day by Elizabeth Arden: launched in 1935. Perfume's name appears to have been named after the Cole Porter song "Night and Day" from the movie "Gay Divorcee" and Broadway play in the 1930's.

Night and Day was available in parfum, eau de toilette and eau de cologne, as well as lipstick.

The perfume was recommended to be worn by the "exotic, vibrant Latin type."

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was classified as a spicy floral perfume and was based on orchids. I have no published notes on this composition. I would need a sample to tell you what it smells like.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, citrus notes, clove
  • Middle notes: orchid, carnation
  • Base notes:

The Delineator, 1935:
"Arden's "Night and Day" is different enough so that it takes a little getting used to, but is worth the trouble."

Drug & Cosmetic Industry, 1936:
"Night and Day" toilet water complements the "Night and Day" perfume recently launched by ELIZABETH ARDEN. It may be used as a delicate perfume or after the bath as a mildly stimulating refreshing lotion. The subtly haunting, intangible, irresistible fragrance."

The Illustrated London News, 1936:
"Eau de Toilette, delicately scented with these Elizabeth Arden perfumes, Blue Grass, Night & Day and Jasmine."

Stage, 1937:
"Night and Day" is the new Arden perfume, $25"

Harper's Bazaar, 1939:
"Night & Day Perfume— $1.50, $12.50, $25.00."

Stage - Volume 15 - Page 103, 1939:
"ELIZABETH ARDEN— "Night and Day" is the new Arden perfume, $25, and there are some new mammoth bottles of "Blue Grass" that hold over eight ounces of scent, $60."

Ladies Home Journal, 1940:
"Twin Christmas Bells . . gay, festive . . . hold Elizabeth Arden's famous perfumes, Blue Grass and Night and Day . $3.75."

Good Housekeeping, 1941:
"Night and Day Perfume, 25.00.Other sizes (not shown)— 1.50, 3.00 and 12.50."

Harper's Bazaar, 1942:
"Night and Day Perfume $3.25."


Cue, 1949:
"Elizabeth Arden encloses her Blue Grass, Night and Day and It's You perfumes in heart-shaped, jeweled boxes at $2.25 and $3.25. She also puts a golden flacon of On Dit on a vermillion cushion in a transparent, heart-shaped box. $12."

The perfume was housed inside of a French art glass flacon, topped with a hand crafted amber glass sun stopper, measuring 2.25" tall.

Also presented in the square bottle shown below made up of crystal, the bottle has an inner stopper and a molded glass cap. The label is gold foil.

This bottle has the wrong stopper cover, this blue glass stopper cover was used for Blue Grass perfume, photos by ebay seller jtf200601

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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