“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.” Vintage Perfumes L’Heure Bleue and Femme

Third and final installment from Jan on vintage perfumes. I’ve always loved Mae West – love the quote in this article!

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A fan of the perfume Femme, Actress Mae West once said, “Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.”

In this segment of the Vintage Perfume series, I’m featuring two vintage perfumes (neither of which are evil!), but if you love vintage you should try them both.

Since my novel, Scent of Triumph, is set partly in France during the 1940s, I wanted to showcase two exquisite French fragrances that were created during the first half of the nineteenth century. From Marcel Rochas comes Femme, created for his wife, Hélène, in 1944 after the end of World War II. Guerlain created L’Heure Bleue in 1912, a time of relative innocence in Paris before the war years. These perfumes are exemplary artistic bookends of the period. To this day, these perfumes have the power to transport the wearer back in time.

LHeure Bleue vintage ad1
L’Heure Bleue by Guerlain
(1912) – L’Heure…

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