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Lotus (1917)
by Yardley


Lotus information

Year of Launch1917
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Parent CompanyLornamead
Parent Company at launchYardley

About Lotus

Lotus is a feminine perfume by Yardley. The scent was launched in 1917

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The Lotus I have known when I was a child in the late 50's and early 60's was the 1948 re-edition of the 1917 original. Back then, Lotus was very popular in the blue collar community where I lived. Not everybody could afford Chanel, Guerlain, Dior or other designer perfumes and many women would wear Avon and Yardley products because they were so inexpensive. Lotus was worn by women mostly but many men also wore it because there were so few men fragrances available in my part of the world. I remember some women saying they did not like Lotus because it was too masculine. They claimed it smelled like aftershave. In fact, Lotus was suitable for both sexes.

I clearly remember what Lotus smelled like but I could not possibly describe it. It was flowery without being too extravagant or sophisticated. It was not too powdery nor too sweet. It was fresh yet not citrusy. Lotus was most certainly not an outstanding perfume but it was simple and unpretentious. Some people despise "drugstore perfumes" such as Avon and Yardley but if these "cheap" fragrances had not existed, many working-class men and women could never have experienced the joy of perfumes. Women in my family started with these low-cost fragrances. Once they got hooked, they went for more expensive brands. Thanks to Lotus and other drugstore fragrances, I am sure many women have acquired a taste for quality perfumes.
21st July, 2012

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