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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Peau d'Espagne by Houbigant c1894

Peau d'Espagne by Houbigant: launched in 1894 and created by Paul Parquet as a perfume for a man.


Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral leather fragrance for men. Floral and musky. Peau d'Espagne is a man's perfume, neither sweet nor heavy, but positively masculine. 
  • Top notes: neroli, bergamot, verbena
  • Middle notes: rose, lavender, cloves, cinnamon, geranium
  • Base notes: leather, cedar, sandalwood, civet, musk, ambergris, oakmoss, balsam, vanilla, tonka, styrax, tobacco


Bottle:


c1900, photo by Octavian Coifan

Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown.

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