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
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