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Camellia du Maroc (1936)
by Ciro


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Year of Launch1936
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Camellia du Maroc is a feminine perfume by Ciro. The scent was launched in 1936

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Camellia du Maroc

It is unusual to find a scent named after the Camellia flower, since only a few of the genus actually have a scent. The Moroccan Camellia is one of those.

Of course the flower, a member of the tea family, whose leaves are still used medicinally, is best known for its being the favorite flower of Marie Duplessis, the young nineteen year old French courtesan, who captured the heart of Alexandre Dumas fils, later immortalized in his “La Dame Aux Camellias” as Marguerite Gauthier.

You may know this from the famous films, both silent and sound – Garbo’s performance in the 1936/37 version was nominated for an Oscar – or Verdi’s opera, La Traviata, based on the story.

Since the Garbo film was released at the end of 1936, the performance nominated in the 1937 Academy roster, this scent was probably created to coincide with that extremely popular film and performance.

What does it smell like?

At first it seemed a rich dark rose chypre, surrounded by civet, amber, sandalwood and vanilla.

First Edit: Upon further use, I find this reminds me very much of the mimosa flower - rich, deep and earthy in its fragrance. In fact it may be pure mimosa, with my olfactory mind playing tricks on me in trying to pin it down initially as a rose chypre.

I have yet to sample a Ciro scent I did not fall in love with.

This is a treasure, as are all the Ciros, it would seem. I just ordered bottles of their Bel Horizon, yet to appear on this site, and Doux Jasmin. Revues to follow soon.

14th January, 2016 (last edited: 30th January, 2016)

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