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Friday, May 24, 2013

Coeur de Jeannette by Houbigant c1899

Coeur de Jeannette by Houbigant: created by Paul Parquet in 1899. At the 1900 Paris Exhibition, Houbigant launched a special perfume, Coeur de Jeannette, in honour of the exhibition.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was a floral amber perfume with spicy notes. "Coeur de Jeannette is a subtle caress of tropical fragrance most delicate and dainty."
  • Top notes: acacia, mimosa, lilac
  • Middle notes: carnation, orange blossom, honeysuckle, tuberose, rose
  • Base notes: musk, spices (clove), ambergris, sandalwood
Also Coeur de Jeannette is specially interesting to us as being the favourite perfume of Queen Alexandra.

The Spatula, 1903:
"Queens Favorite Perfumes - The Queen of England remains constant to one perfume which is the secret of a Parisian perfumer. It is called Coeur de Jeannette and costs about thirty dollars a pint which is not expensive as fashionable perfumes go. It is taken as a signal favor when the Queen presents a box of this perfume as the brand is most particularly reserved for herself to prevent it from becoming vulgarized. The Czarina at present favors a special brew of Parma violets. She unlike Queen Alexandra often changes her perfumes favoring among others jonquil and jessamine extracts. The German Empress prefers new mown hay while the Queen of Holland dislikes scents with the exception of eau de cologne." 


Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. The last date I found it for sale was in a 1939 newspaper ad.

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