VINTAGE - Coty L'Or Parfum Extrait
Year Introduced: 1912, Introduced in the United States in 1916 - Feminine
Notes: Top notes of lemon, galbanum, bergamot, lilac, neroli and heliotrope; middle notes of mimosa, iris, rose, honeysuckle, jasmine, hyacinth, violet and orange blossom; and base notes of musk, cedar, Mysore sandalwood, ambergris, orris, patchouli, vetiver, spices, labdanum, tonka bean, civet, vanilla, tobacco and benzoin
L'Or was created by Vincent Roubert who reportedly took five years to perfect the formula. It is an oriental fragrance that was advertised as being an exquisite perfume for cigarettes. It was suggested that a few drops on a bit of silk kept in the box gives the cigarettes a delicate, fascinating balminess.
A 1923 ad states that L'Or is a "glowing, vivid heart of flames, the perfume of golden blondes of irresistible charm".
A 1924 ad states that L'Or is an "ever alluring, inspiring fragrance of the golden blonde, of sunset hair and clear eyes". And a 1925 ad states that "the delicate loveliness of blonde women is told by L'Or".
L'Or has been discontinued. We are decanting from an original bottle of the perfume from between 1912 and 1920 as it is in a double moth stopper Lalique bottle.