RETRO - Jovan Oleg Cassini for Women Perfume
Year Introduced: 1978 - Feminine
Notes: Top notes of mandarin, bergamot, coriander, freesia and osmanthus; middle notes of iris, orange blossom, gardenia, carnation, tuberose, chrysanthemum, jasmine, ylang-ylang and Bulgarian rose; and base notes of leather, amber, patchouli, musk, coconut, civet, oakmoss, vetiver and incense
Oleg Cassini for Women is a fruity chypre fragrance. It's a typical 1980s powerhouse floral fragrance.
An excerpt from The Vintage Perfume Vault:
Oleg Cassini lived 1913- 2006. A Russian immigrant famous for dressing Jacqueline Kennedy throughout her Camelot years, Cassini went on to make a fortune licensing his name for everything from sunglasses to housewares. He was married to movie star Gene Tierney, among others. After his divorce and subsequent remarriages, Oleg needed to grow his business and as early as 1978 he lent his name to this pair of Jovan perfumes. These first Cassini fragrances released in 1978 were early examples of "designer fragrances" in what has now become a ubiquitous category.
A 1981 commercial for Oleg Cassini fragrances sums up that 1980’s lust for luxury with a few select images: polo, yachting, private planes, Rolls Royces and wine. The clincher is how they let you know it’s by Jovan, so it “doesn’t have to cost you the world.”
It is interesting to note that Oleg Cassini won a $16 million lawsuit against Jovan in 1988. A Federal Court in Manhattan decided that Jovan should pay Mr. Cassini $10 million for breach of licensing and $1 million for fraud. The civil jury also decided that Richard Meyer, president of Jovan, should pay $5 milion for fraud. Mr. Cassini had brought a $24 million suit against Jovan for failing to promote his products properly and for selling them at discount stores such as Caldor's and K-Mart, rather than at department stores like Bloomingdale's and Macy's. Don Kriendler, Mr. Cassini's attorney, said that under a 1979 contract, Jovan was given exclusive license to market Cassini fragrances worldwide, except for Italy. It was not about the money, Mr. Cassini told the jury, emphasizing that his reputation was at stake.
Oleg Cassini for Women has been discontinued.
We are decanting from an unopened original bottle of the perfume version of this fragrance.