From the January 1988 Newsletter…
The twenty-six members attending the demonstration meeting held at the Coburg Hotel on the 24th September were given a rare treat. Samples of ten perfume classics were available for examination. All but one were first launched before 1940 and most of the samples shown were at least twenty-five years old and in their original bottles and packaging.
Although, as to be expected, in some cases the topnotes had that ‘over mature’ character, the fragrances themselves were in good condition and demonstrated the high natural absolute levels used in compounding them.
Fresh and thirty-six hour dry outs were examined of the following :-
|Soir de Paris||Bourjois||1929|
|Carne du Bal||Revillon||1937|
|Fleurs de Rocaille||Caron||1935|
Thanks were given to Mike Watson for arranging the meeting and to Bernard Nicoll for loaning the samples.
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