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Sunday, May 26, 2013

La Giroflee by Houbigant c1905

La Giroflee by Houbigant: launched in 1905.

The perfume sold for $5.00 in 1912. What cost $5.00 in 1912 would cost $117.14 in 2012.

So what does it smell like? Gillyflowers...also known as sweet williams, carnations, cottage pinks or garden pinks. All these common names refer to flowers in the genus Dianthus - all have spicy, clove-scented flowers.

In old advertisements, the perfume was described as thus:
  • Houbigant's Giroflee is a languorous dream. 
  • Houbigant's languorous bouquet Giroflee.

Discontinued, date unknown. 

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