Note: Please understand that this website is not affiliated with the Elizabeth Arden company in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the Arden fragrances.


The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Arden company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back your favorite perfume!


Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the perfume, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories), who knows, perhaps someone from the company might see it.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Mille Fleurs by Elizabeth Arden c1939

Mille Fleurs by Elizabeth Arden: launched in 1939. The Mille Fleurs fragrance was available in various products: parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne, dusting powder, lipstick, cream rouge, and nail polish.


Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is classified as a sweet floral fragrance for women. I have no published notes on this composition. I would need a sample to tell you what it smells like.
  • Top notes:
  • Middle notes: flowers
  • Base notes:

Opinion: A Journal of Jewish Life and Letters - Volumes 10-13 - Page 102, 1941:
"Newest Elizabeth Arden fragrance in Eau de Toilette and Dusting Powder in a satin-covered box. Tray removes and box can be used for hankies. 10.00. Purse-size flacon of Mille Fleurs Perfume in a circle of satin. 5.00"

Drug & Cosmetic Catalog, 1941:
"Mille Fleurs, Elizabeth Arden's fragrance of many flowers was made available in the lighter version of perfume, Flower Mist, in the popular pinch bottle, to retail at $3 for eight ounces."

Woman's Home Companion, 1942:
"Elizabeth Arden is soon presenting a new perfume, Mille Fleurs, that is the breath of spring."

The New Yorker, 1946:
"Elizabeth Arden: To start with, there's that new On Dit we were talking about. Her famous bath crystals are ... Beautiful bath sets ; from $4.80 to $42 in the Blue Grass fragrance, and from $7.80 to $39.60 in Mille Fleurs."

Harper's Bazaar - Page 296, 1946:
"Elizabeth Arden makes Christmas a thing of beauty . . . fills flacons with fragrance, brims boxes with beauty, wraps hearts in happiness. It's natural, though, as mistletoe ... Mille Fleurs Set with Perfume, Toilet Water, Dusting Powder, $33.00"

Home Journal, 1947:
"Elizabeth Arden's Mille Fleurs scent is transposed into sleek white satin sachets studded with multicolored sequins: one sachet pillow, with Mille Fleurs toilet water in a Christmas box. $12.50"





Bottles:


The Mille Fleurs Parfum was available in two round bottles that were based on an antique French millefleurs glass paperweight: a gold plated glass flacon and a non-gold plated glass flacon. Both bottles had an orange Bakelite stopper covering an inner glass stopper.  The gold plated flacon was available in three sizes: 5/16 oz, 1/2 oz and 1 oz. Other bottles were also used for the Mille Fleurs Parfum and Eau de Toilette.

Metal encased glass bottle with bakelite cap over inner glass stopper. 


Mille Fleurs perfume bottle. Stands 2-1/2" tall w/ original box. Clear glass bottle with bakelite cap with mille fleurs design on the top, inner glass stopper under cap.

Mille Fleurs perfume bottle. Stands 2 1/2" tall and holds 5/16 oz.

Mille Fleurs perfume bottle,  holds 5/16 oz.

Mille Fleurs perfume


Mille Fleurs Dusting Powder. Measuring 4 ¼ inches across and holding 4.25 oz. Photo by ebay seller damosel.



Mille Fleurs Dusting Powder. Measuring 3 inches across and holding 4.25 oz. Photo by ebay seller damosel.



Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued in 1948 but remaining stock was still being sold in 1951.




Note: Please understand that this website is not affiliated with the Elizabeth Arden company in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the Elizabeth Arden fragrances.  

The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Elizabeth Arden company how much we miss the discontinued classics such as Mille Fleurs and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back the perfume! 


Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the perfume, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories), who knows, perhaps someone from the company might see it.

1 comment:

  1. I have the square bottle that is pictured in the ad but can't seem to find it in a picture that someone else might own it as well.

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