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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Fleurs d'Annam by Babani c1920

Fleurs d'Annam by Babani: launched in 1920. The perfume was subtitled "parfum annamite." Annam was the name of Vietnam used prior to 1945. Annam (Vietnamese: An Nam) was a French protectorate encompassing the central region of Vietnam. Vietnamese were subsequently referred to as "Annamites".


Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral fragrance for women. have no published notes on this composition. I would need a sample to tell you what it smells like. It was described as "pungent" and made up of  "a distinguished blend of millions of flowers of the Orient" in vintage newspaper advertisements of the era.

  • Top notes:
  • Middle notes: floral notes
  • Base notes:

It was suggested that you blend Fleurs d'Annam with other Babani perfumes such as Saigon or Chypre.

Bottle:


The box was silver colored and lined in mauve satin. The bottle was the lobed, melon shaped satin glass bottle with a domed glass stopper.









Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown. Still sold in 1927.



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