Thursday, July 9, 2015

Perfume Advice from Denis Desprez

In 1977, Denis Desprez, son of Jean Desprez and President of Parfums Desprez had mentioned some very good advice regarding fine perfumes in an interview with the Santa Ana Register newspaper.



  • "Perfume should be kept in a cool place, out of the sunlight, and carefully sealed because heat, sunlight, and air are the three big enemies of fine perfume."
  • "After a bottle of perfume has been opened, a three to four days supply should be put in an atomizer, and then the bottle should be sealed again." 
  • "When the atomizer is empty, rinse it clean with alcohol, dry it, then pour another four days supply into the atomizer . It takes lots of time I know, but it’s the only way to make sure the perfume is conserved perfectly."
  • "Use it on the warm parts of the body, inside the clothes."  
  • "One should never mix two perfumes. If you own clothes with which you used Shalimar last week, these clothes have to be used with Shalimar for life!"

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Debutante de Versailles by Jean Desprez c1958

As a tribute to the elegant American and French debutantes, the newborn belles of the ball, Jean Desprez created Debutante de Versailles in 1958, a limited edition perfume exclusively created for Daggett & Ramsdell.  The perfume was a tie in to Teleflora's Aura Arrangements campaign line of floral arrangements.



Saturday, December 27, 2014

Grand Dame by Jean Desprez c1939

Grand Dame by Jean Desprez: launched in 1939. The name means "great lady" in French. The label for the perfume bottle features a fancy ladies's boot.



Monday, November 24, 2014

Monday, September 8, 2014

Bal a Versailles by Jean Desprez c1962

Bal a Versailles by Jean Desprez: lancé in 1962.




As a tribute to the elegant American and French debutantes, the beautiful newborn belles of the ball, Jean Desprez created Debutante de Versailles, a limited edition perfume exclusively created for Daggett & Ramsdell. This opulent composition made ​​up of over 300 ingredients was to become the infamous Bal a Versailles perfume in 1962 when it was offered to the public for the first time. The crystal bottles for Bal a Versailles featured an image of the Fragonard painting, Bal a Versailles on the label.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Janusette Perfume Presentation c1969

Leon Leyritz, a sculptor whose works grace the Paris Opera House, created a statuette of Janus, the Roman god with two faces to hold Bal a Versailles parfum in 1969.




Bal a Versailles - Le Parfum du Jour by Jean Desprez c1971

Bal a Versailles - Le Parfum du Jour by Jean Desprez: launched in 1971. It was intended to be worn during the daytime.

Sheherazade by Jean Desprez c1939

Sheherazade by Jean Desprez: launched in 1939. Named after the famous seductive storyteller of 1001 Nights.



Jardanel by Jean Desprez c1938

Jardanel by Jean Desprez: originally launched in 1938, relaunched in 1944. Finally relaunched again in 1972 and created for Stanley Marcus of Neiman-Marcus.