|Manufacturer:||Alyssa Ashley for Houbigant|
|Advertising Slogan:||Dangerous But Fun|
The Alyssa Ashley brand was created out of the fantasy of a contemporary artist, who besides expressing his talent in painting (he is considered a master of contemporary art) devoted much time and energy to his passion for perfumes. Alyssa was the name of his youngest daughter and Ashley was her nickname because of her perfectly blond hair.
The goal was to develop innovative and technically advanced perfumes very different from the ones in fashion at that time, and aimed specifically at the young. The fragrances were launched under the Houbigant Parquet division of perfumes. In 1969 Alyssa Ashley launched their first product, Musk Oil. The hippie era of the 1960s influenced the animal notes of fragrances in the 1960s and 1970s. Its success was due to a special formulation which blended over one hundred of the finest ingredients to create the sexy fragrance that guys and girls alike love.
Alyssa Ashley Musk is a magical, creamy musk with some floral, powdery and soapy notes. This is not a skanky musk; it is a more feminine, innocent scent.
Alyssa Ashley Musk is still available but unfortunately, it has been reformulated.
This is the cologne version of the fragrance. It smells mostly the same as the oil however as with a majority of vintage fragrances, the top notes are not quite what they used to be. The cologne still smells beautiful; it just takes a few moments. When it dries down it has more of a light skanky note than both the oil and the perfume although I'm not sure why. The bottle we are decanting from is marked "Alyssa Ashley Div. Houbigant, Inc. New York."