Ondine was first introduced in 1954 by Suzanne Thierry. It was named for the heroine of the Broadway play of the same year, Ondine, which starred a young ingenue, Audrey Hepburn, as Ondine. Her co-star was Mel Ferrer who she fell in love with and married. Ondine became a hit in the USA during 1952 - 1962 when Suzanne Thierry made a promotional tour for it across the USA. It could be found in parfum extrait (extract) and Ondine All Over, concentrated mist, eau de Ondine, pure mist, lotion parfumee and bath oil. We are decanting the Eau de Ondine distributed by Latour Products. The paperwork inside of the box states Eau de Ondine - every drop is pure Ondine. Lavish it on all over, everyday, everywhere. It's refreshing and enduring. The price of the bottle we are decanting out of was originally $5.50!!!
Ondine features top notes of aldehydes and spices; middle notes of rose, jasmine and ylang-ylang; and base notes of patchouli and oakmoss.
Suzanne Thierry brought out the perfume under her own name at some point. In 1954 Latour Products was the distributor, then Tolmer, and finally MEM. MEM had the rights to the perfume in the 1960s. It was discontinued sometime in the late 1970s.
Their tagline is - "Ondine. You're more woman than you used to be.”