RETRO - Charles of the Ritz Enjoli Perfume

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Charles of the Ritz

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Top notes of aldehydes, green notes, peach, hyacinth and bergamot; middle notes of carnation, tuberose, orchid, orris root, jasmine and rose; and base notes of sandalwood, amber, musk, vanilla, oakmoss and cedar

Advertising Slogan:

The 8 hour perfume for the 24 hour woman


In 1916, hairdresser Charles Jundt took over the Manhattan beauty salon of the New York City Ritz (later the Ritz-Carlton) hotel. He founded his own cosmetics company in 1919, and in 1926 began marketing beauty products under the name "Charles of the Ritz". He added perfume to his line in 1927. In 1972 the company was sold to pharmaceutical company E.R. Squibb, with a market value of $100 million. In 1986 Squibb sold the entire division to Yves Saint Laurent for $500 million. They sold Charles of the Ritz to Revlon in 1987; however under Revlon, the line began to slip in image and after unsuccessful attempts to sell, Revlon closed down Charles of the Ritz in 2002. Many of the former Ritz fragrances are still sold under the Revlon name.

In 1978, Charles of the Ritz introduced Enjoli, designed as "The 8 hour perfume for the 24 hour woman". The commercial's theme song was a remake of Peggy Lee's hit, I'm a Woman. Who can ever forget the Enjoli television commercial? It was 1980 and the woman was singing about how she can bring home the bacon, fry it up in a pan, and never, ever, ever let you forget you’re a man. I read something by Jill Orr on the Internet that really summed this up: "Obviously this ad wasn’t just selling perfume. It was selling the You-Can-Have-It-All lifestyle to a new generation of women who had previously been shut out of serious positions within corporate America and who were largely relegated to the domestic realm. But thanks to the Women’s Lib movement of the 1970’s, now BOTH realms were open to women. At the same time. This commercial was more than just a commercial; it was a sign of the times."

Enjoli won a FiFi Award in 1979 for Women's Fragrance of the Year - Broad Appeal (Popular Appeal).

Enjoli is still available under the Revlon name.

This listing is for the original perfume.



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