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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Secret Princesse Nefertiti by Babani c1937

Secret Princesse Nefertiti by Babani: launched in 1937 (trademarked in 1938).

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was an Oriental perfume with notes of rose and patchouli. I have no published notes on this composition. I would need a sample to tell you what it smells like.
  • Top notes:
  • Middle notes: roses
  • Base notes: patchouli, sandalwood, ambergris, vanilla, musk

Le Figaro, 1937:
"Soon you will be surprised with a new perfume that Maurice Babani is preparing: an oriental queen's perfume deciphered from the secret language on some old parchment."


The oddly shaped bottle seen below with the black stopper was also used by Lawson for their Lavender Splendor Cologne in 1938.

Highly concentrated sachet powder was advised to be worn as a fragrance alternative during the economically strained years of the second world war so that women could save their "precious cologne."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1943.

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