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VINTAGE - Coty Styx EDT (from 1930s Bottle)

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Coty Styx EDT

Year Introduced: 1912 and then again in 1951 - Feminine

Notes: Top notes of bergamot, ylang-ylang, carnation and galbanum; middle notes of violet, orris and incense; and base notes of amber, vanilla, patchouli, sandalwood, musk, woods and oakmoss   

 

Styx was launched by Coty in 1912 and named after the river Styx from classical Greek mythology. In Greek mythology, the River Styx formed the boundary between earth and the underworld and flowed to the center of Hades. It was advertised as "the fragrance of subtle, mysterious, haunting personalities." It was discontinued in 1945 or 1946 but in 1951 it returned in a different bottle, the one used for various Coty fragrances. In 1966 it was discontinued again.

This is the original, vintage eau de toilette version of Styx. We are decanting out of a bottle from the 1930s that had never been opened.

 

 

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  • William Baker - 17th Dec 2020

    5
    Styx

    Perfect! It made her speechless!

  • Laurel Douma - 3rd Nov 2017

    3
    It's beautiful, but it wears ME

    Styx - On applying very gingerly the first time.. it reminds me of the smell of museum artifacts from a ladies bedroom. Powder, amber, wood, sweetness, followed by slight dank. Not immediately "mysterious". Really quite straightforward. I was a little disappointed, actually. But then I felt I needed to apply a little bit more a few minutes later to properly assess it. This time I noticed incense right up front, then something slightly medicinal. Then something candy like, almost cloying. Basement-y? I imagine a sophisticated but introverted single woman's dressing table in an old wooden house that has damp problems, 100 years ago. I am absolutely sure I knew a woman in my life who wore a fragrance like this. My paternal grandmother maybe? After wearing it a few times, I notice that it has a few different stages, which is something that you should expect from high quality vintage perfume, composed by a well trained nose. It lasts for 24+ hours on me. I don't think I can wear it that often, partly because my husband uses the words "old lady" to describe it (I know that the phrase is frowned upon in describing perfume..), and "it wears me" rather than "me wearing it". That said, I would be very interested to sample the 1950s and 1970s formulations.

3 Reviews

  • William Baker - 17th Dec 2020

    5
    Styx

    Perfect! It made her speechless!

  • Laurel Douma - 3rd Nov 2017

    3
    It's beautiful, but it wears ME

    Styx - On applying very gingerly the first time.. it reminds me of the smell of museum artifacts from a ladies bedroom. Powder, amber, wood, sweetness, followed by slight dank. Not immediately "mysterious". Really quite straightforward. I was a little disappointed, actually. But then I felt I needed to apply a little bit more a few minutes later to properly assess it. This time I noticed incense right up front, then something slightly medicinal. Then something candy like, almost cloying. Basement-y? I imagine a sophisticated but introverted single woman's dressing table in an old wooden house that has damp problems, 100 years ago. I am absolutely sure I knew a woman in my life who wore a fragrance like this. My paternal grandmother maybe? After wearing it a few times, I notice that it has a few different stages, which is something that you should expect from high quality vintage perfume, composed by a well trained nose. It lasts for 24+ hours on me. I don't think I can wear it that often, partly because my husband uses the words "old lady" to describe it (I know that the phrase is frowned upon in describing perfume..), and "it wears me" rather than "me wearing it". That said, I would be very interested to sample the 1950s and 1970s formulations.

  • J Hughes - 23rd Jul 2017

    5
    Down Memory Lane

    I ordered a sample of vintage Styx as I recall loving the perfume when it was popular in the 1970s. I have to say that the 1930s version is quite different to my memory of the 70s Styx, which is perhaps not surprising for various reasons. It's in lovely condition considering its age and, to me, it's a well-rounded oriental with lots of vanilla, reminiscent of vintage Shalimar.

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