Monday, July 6, 2015

Moon Moss by Elizabeth Arden c1933

Moon Moss by Elizabeth Arden: launched in 1933.

In 1937 prices for Moon Moss perfume ranged from $1.25 to $52.00.

Fragrance Composition:

So what  does it smell like? It is classified as a fresh chypre fragrance for women and was described as "delicate" and  "whispers of the South and Cypress trees." I have no published notes on this composition. I would need a sample to tell you what it smells like.

  • Top notes: bergamot
  • Middle notes:
  • Base notes: oakmoss, patchouli, sandalwood, amber, labdanum, tonka

Harper's Bazaar, 1933:
"Newest beauty finds, useful and frivolous ELIZABETH ARDEN has just presented three perfumes, Moon Moss, Ma Rue, and Tube Rose. She is best known as a beauty expert, it is true, but that is no reason not to take her perfumes seriously. They are very beautiful and any perfumer might well be proud of them. Moon Moss, according to rumor, is Miss Arden's own favorite and that is easy to understand. It has a lovely, fresh fragrance and would seem to us quite suitable for any person or occasion. But Ma Rue strikes us the same way. Tube Rose is the fragrance adored by women of strong personality.." 
Harper's Bazaar, 1933:
"...La Joie, Le Reve, L'Amour, L'Elan,Tuberose and Moon Moss, atomizer included, $7.50 to $125."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. It was still being sold in 1940.

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