So what does it smell like? It was an orchid soliflore perfume. I have no published notes on this composition. I would need a sample to tell you what it smells like.
- Top notes:
- Middle notes: orchid
- Base notes:
Esquire - Volume 17, 1942:
"White Orchid Perfume, 8.75."Cue, 1948:
"AT Elizabeth Arden's there is a group of plastic Easter eggs each in its lucite container, each filled with a bottle of perfume in one of three fragrances. On Dit, White Orchid, Blue Grass, at $5.50 and $6.50, a seasonable gift if there ever was one."
The New Yorker - Volume 27, 1951:
"Elizabeth Arden attaches four bottles of her perfumes (White Orchid, My Love, On Dit, and Blue Grass ) to a miniature plastic cane with a hooked handle of silver metal and lots of magenta ribbon wrapped around it; $18."
Fate of the Fragrance:
Discontinued sometime in the early 1960s I believe.
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 White Orchid 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.