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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Saigon by Babani - Parfum Chinois c1920

Saigon by Babani: launched in 1920. It was subtitled Parfum Chinois", or Chinese perfume.

c1921 ad

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? There are no published notes on this composition, but it is described as "a bouquet of exotic blossoms" and "flowers of the Orient", so I would assume that it may be a floral fragrance for women with possibly an oriental base. I would need a sample of the perfume to tell you what it really smells like.
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It was suggested that you blend Saigon with other Babani perfumes such as Fleurs d'Annam or Chypre. As well as another formula of Saigon, Ambre and Afghani.


Saigon by Babani, made of cobalt blue opaque glass, enhanced with gilding, bottle designed by Viard. Stands 9 cm tall, circa 1925, marked "Saigon Babani Paris" on base along with "Marque Depose".

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

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