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Monday, December 15, 2014

Cyclamen by Elizabeth Arden c1938

Cyclamen by Elizabeth Arden: launched in 1938.

It was housed inside of a fan shaped opaque white crystal flacon, manufactured by Baccarat. The bottle stands 6 1/4" tall and measures 5 1/2" across. It holds 1 1/4 oz of parfum. The bottle is marked on the bottom with two acid etched marks "BOTTLE MADE IN FRANCE" and the othe"BACCARAT FRANCE".

So what does it smell like? I have no published notes on this composition. I would need a sample to tell you what it smells like.

  • Top notes:
  • Middle notes:
  • Base notes: incense

Discontinued, date unknown.

The New Yorker - Volume 14, 1938:
"Elizabeth Arden's newest, called Cyclamen, is a quiet, incense sort of perfume, and is subtle and lovely. It appears in a white bottle shaped like a fan, with jewelled flowers at its top, and is surrounded by a triangular case lined with cyclamen satin."

Vogue, 1938:
"Elizabeth Arden Cyclamen setting — new perfume, neglige, and make-up."

Good Housekeeping - Volume 113, 1941:
 "Arden Cyclamen Perfume — fan-shaped bottles, 22.50 and 35.00."

Drug and Cosmetic Industry, Volume 44, 1940:
"When a house as conservative as Guerlain decides to add a soft orchid shade of lipstick to its lipstick shades, it is time to decide that the blue trend in lipstick is making history. It is pretty difficult to trace back just where it started — perhaps it was Schiaparelli's "Shocking" pink or Elizabeth Arden's "Cyclamen," but the fact remains as a result of these unusual shades, makeup and nail polish shades have changed."

Harper's Bazaar - Page 945, 1941:
"Blue Grass or Cyclamen Flower Mist in Peek-a-boo package, $1.75."

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