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Folie Bleue (original) (1927)
by Godet


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Year of Launch1927
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About Folie Bleue (original)

Folie Bleue (original) is a feminine perfume by Godet. The scent was launched in 1927

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Godet’s 1925 release, Folie Bleue, is described as a feminine floral scent.

This is certainly accurate in my experience of the vintage parfum. It is light, soft and sweet with the dominant notes of lilac and muguet giving the soft rose and jasmine a supportive structure on which to hang, somewhat like the effect of a trellis in a flower garden.

As it develops, the spicy carnation comes forward and joins the other florals, giving further structural, yet airy, space. The warm and comforting sandalwood, musk and vanilla ease the floral structure into a gentle dry down.

This is a scent for summer and although any woman may safely wear it, it is more in tune with the younger set than the mature.

The following historical information for the House of Godet (unknown to Basenotes until this month) is paraphrased from the Vintage Perfume Vault web site, hosted by "Amelia":

Godet proliferated during the first three decades of the twentieth century. Opening their doors in 1901, their most prolific period of fragrance releases was the 1920s decade. Indeed they won a gold medal at the 1925 Paris Exposition Des Arts Decoratifs, from which the term “art deco” emerged.

It seems the company closed at the end of the 1920s, perhaps affected by the stock market crash - the cause is unknown.

Highly decorative bottles and boxes, many created by Baccarat, were highlights of their presentations.

A number of known Godet releases include: Sous Bois (1908); Concentre de Violettes (1909); Parfum d’Ambre, Envois de Fleurs and Tresor de Jasmin (1911); Jerusalem and Marcinah (1913); Cyclamen Fleuri (1919); Petit Fleur Bleue (1921) – later renamed Odeon; Cuir de Russie (1921); Tut-An-Kham (1923); Divinite and Parmi Les Fleurs (1924); Nuit d:Amour (1925) – later renamed Soir de Lune.

Folie Bleue and Majolaine appeared in 1927, followed by a series of soliflore concentrates. Chant de Soir and Weekend were also popular fragrances from the House of Godet.

As I experience more of the above, I will be sharing them with you on the Basenotes directory pages.

11th August, 2017 (last edited: 18th August, 2017)

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