This listing is for an unboxed .25 oz. (7.5ml) bottle of Coty Styx Destiny Drops Perfume Concentrate. There are 1.5mls of the perfume left in the bottle. I've included a photo to show what the bottle would have looked like when purchased. It had a tag that went around the cap with an elastic string so most of the time these are no longer part of the bottle which is why there is nothing on the bottle to say what it is. There was also a black bag that it came in. You will not be receiving the bottle pictured in this photo. You will receive the plain bottle with the slightly worn label.
Styx was revived for the last time in 1971. It was available in black bottles and was called Styx Spell-Spinning Spray along with numerous other products in the line including the Destiny Drops Perfume Oil. Styx features notes of bergamot, carnation, ylang-ylang, galbanum, iris, incense, violet, amber, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, benzoin, woods, musk and oakmoss.
In a full page ad from 1971, Styx featured spells to say and things to do to make your man stay with you (as long as you used Styx). It read:
“Let me touch him with my magical Styx. Styx is named for the mysterious underground river know for centuries as The River of the Unbroken Oath. So when you use Styx, do not take its powers lightly as the effect is not a fleeting one. There are seven different, hauntingly fragrant potions, each with its own spell. Commit them to memory and use as needed.” For Destiny Drops it was: “Take his will away, I say, make (his name) the slave of my charms. Always carry this concentrate as an amulet. When fate (and his heart) seem to be turning against you, stroke on a few potent drops and murmur the spell."
Another full page ad read:
"How to fight dirty. There he is! Mr. Right. Now. How do you get him? How do you make him yours alone? Well he's bigger than you, so you can't tackle him. And you just can't climb a tree and drop a net on him and carry him away. And there's an awful lot of competition out there, so you can't just walk by and wiggle your finger and expect him to follow. No, you've got to fight dirty. Really dirty. Lies? No. Cheating? No. Stealing? No. Worse. Much worse. You get Styx. Just put a little Styx Spell-Spinning Spray on you. And poof, you'll go from Sugar and Spice to something not so nice. You will have magical powers. And poor Mr. Right. He will be caught in your net. Is it fair? No, but Love never is. And that's why we've made Styx. To give you an unfair advantage. So squint your eyes. Pick him out of the crowd. And then get Styx and go after him. He hasn't a chance. Styx. The magical fragrance. It's definitely unfair."
Yet another full page ad (this one from 1972) read:
"Even at Christmas, getting a guy to give you a gift can be pretty hard. Getting him to give you a magical fragrance like Styx can be next to impossible. That’s because Styx gives young women magical powers over young men. Now here’s how you go about getting Styx for Christmas. The classic hint method. Exactly how you hint we leave to your own discretion. After all, every woman, no matter what her age, has her own special hinting techniques. However we do suggest you keep one thing in mind. Magical powers, Even your bravest boyfriend will find the magic stuff a little too scary. The sure-fire fool-proof method. Borrow some Styx from a friend. Spray some on. Then when your boyfriend is totally under your magic powers and asks, “What do you want for Christmas?”, tell him, “Styx.” You’ll get it. If you don’t maybe you should get yourself a new boyfriend. No matter what way you decide to get a guy to give you Styx for Christmas, remember one thing. Getting Styx for Christmas is the best way we know of getting what you really want. Him. Styx, the magical fragrance. It’s definitely unfair."
Styx was discontinued in 1978.