With only six fragrances still in production, this couture turned perfumer's other 16 products, dating from 1940, can only be found on Ebay, Etsy and other collector/seller sites. Her most famous scents, Royal Secret and Bakir, are rich orientals.
L'Eau Monteil is a delightful scent for summer. It is most suited to a late teen-aged girl or young woman in her twenties. It is light, sweet, melony, with a powdery, vanilla dry down. I don't consider it passing for a unisex scent.
It is quite available and affordable in beautifully designed bottles, reflecting a green wash in a wave motif. Highly recommended as a fresh and comforting scent.
I discovered this scent, L'Eau de Monteil, when it was first introduced in the department stores accompanied by an absolutely beautiful display and bottle design. It is still my favorite "vacation in a bottle" perfume, although it is not of the tiare-laden or tuberosic style of vacation. It is easy to wear, and well, pretty.
Beautiful bottle and package, but to me, this just smells soapy.
I remember this one! I loved it. My nose is in-experienced, but I gathered it to be an almost childlike blend of fruits and sweet herbs. To me, this is a happy and casual scent. Like a baby that has just eaten a fresh wedge of watermelon. When I was wearing it, I lived in Florida and it went perfectly with the steamy and sultry weather. It lifted my mood with soft florals. I would recomend this as a feminine and slighly sporty fragrance for young women, and any woman who is young at heart and prefers fruity florals.