VINTAGE - Coty Eau de Coty Cordon Rouge EDC, 250 mls for $275, $3.99 for 1ml (NEED TO OPEN AND SNIFF)
Year Introduced: 1909 - Unisex
Notes: Top notes of lemon, orange, orange blossom, tangerine, bergamot and neroli; middle notes of lime, grapefruit, petitgrain, lavender and lilac; and base notes of rosemary, thyme, sage and other secret herbs
Cordon Rouge (Red Cord) was created after Coty smelled an Eau de Cologne at a pharmacy that his friend, Raymond Goery, owned and felt that he could create a better one. He called it "Eau de Coty" which later became Cordon Rouge when Coty reformulated it and used a higher concentration than any other cologne.
Our bottle is a banded bottle with a frosted stopper that was used by Coty in the 1920s. It has an embossed band encircling the upper part of the bottle with a small indented oval in the front middle where the string that surrounded the stopper was fixed with wax and a frosted glass stopper molded with flowers. This bottle has been attributed to both Lalique and Baccarat however the bottle does not appear in either company's catalog. The bottom of the bottle is imprinted Coty and was made by their own glassworks in France. The label on the bottle reads (translated from French): Eau de Coty Ex-Eau de Cologne Cordon Rouge - Exclusively composed of the essences of the fruits of Sicily and the flowers of France - For the bath and massages
From magazine advertisements (translated from French):
Exquisite Coty Red Cord Cologne, a blend of delicacy and delicate aroma.
Fresher, more subtle than any other, this cologne brings to the body joy, relaxation and the comfort of its invigorating principles.
In the days of overwhelming heat, at the end of the most tiring trips, it provides rest, relaxation, well-being. It is a source of freshness.
Precious qualities of cologne from which you will draw joie de vivre and comfort.
I'm not sure when it was discontinued, but there were still magazine ads in 1936. We are decanting from an unopened bottle of the original cologne.