So what does it smell like? It is a heady, spicy chypre fragrance for women with a noticeable hesperidic tang and zest.
- Top notes: aldehydes, lemon, neroli, bergamot
- Heart notes: jasmine, heliotrope, orris, carnation
- Base notes: spices, ambergris, patchouli, oakmoss, vetiver, sandalwood, cedar, musk
"Houbigant's enchanting "Presence, " a perfume of authentic greatness. A magnificent gift presentation. Price $16.50."
"delicate Presence, Houbigant's parfum pour le bain."
"Houbigant's perfume Presence - a delicious fourth dimension for any chic lady."
Presented in a green moire silk case and a fluted glass bottle. This bottle design was later used for Chantilly perfume.
Presence, prices as of 1941:
- Petit Modele $6.60
- Grand Modele $52.00
- Petit Modele w/Atomizer $7.50
- Grand Modele w/Atomizer $60.00
- Modele Reduit $10.00- $80.00
- Modele Original $16.50
Fate of the Fragrance:
Discontinued, date unknown. It was still being sold in 1965.
Reformulated with modern ingredients and relaunched in 1988 under the Parfums Parquet division of Houbigant.
- Top notes: aldehydes, lemon, bergamot, neroli, apple
- Middle notes: honey, heliotrope, jasmine absolute, spices, lavender
- Base notes: cedar, amber, orris, vetiver, oakmoss, beeswax, sandalwood