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Sunday, May 26, 2013

La Belle Saison by Houbigant c1924

La Belle Saison by Houbigant: launched in 1924, created by Robert Bienaime.

1920s Lalique flacon

1940s eau de toilette

So what does it smell like? It was a spicy floral perfume, probably had notes of carnations.

  • Top notes:
  • Middle notes: flowers
  • Base notes: spices

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in the 1940s.

Asia: Journal of the American Asiatic Association, Volume 26, 1926:
"The Perfume of the season of beauty, the exquisite crystallization of summer's verdant charm the latest creation of Houbigant-La Belle Saison."

Vanity Fair, 1927:
"La Belle Saison— A luxurious perfume, rich with the odeur of exotic flowers — precious, piquant blossoms."

Fashions of the Hour, 1930:
"LA BELLE SAISON," The gay holiday name of Houbigant's spicy blended odor. In a really lovely glass bottle designed by Lalique, and a green box. 2 oz $7.50."

Photo of Lalique flacon by Perfume Bottles Auction

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