In the early to mid 20th century, it was common for women to choose one perfume and stick with it throughout their life, marking it as their signature scent. Those preferred by some of the era’s most stylish women remain popular to this day, becoming known as the respective House’s signature fragrances. For many, the fashionable face and the iconic perfumes have become inseparable — think of Chanel No 5, and Marilyn Monroe immediately comes to mind — while other pairings, like Katherine Hepburn’s love of Guerlain’s Vol de Nuit, are lesser known. The 50s were an interesting time, the fallout of WW2 was still being felt around the world and new art movements were emerging. Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art showed how society’s views had changed over the past decade with a shift towards mood and colour over traditional mediums and forms.
Although launched in 1948, Nina Ricci L’Air du Temps became one of the defining fragrances of the 1950s.
Did you know there were 36 new fragrances launched in the 1950s? 30 for women, and only 6 for men.
What's your 1950s perfumes worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items with prices.
|1950 Coty Chypre 30 Ml Pure||06/2021||$ 1 071.39|
|Christian Dior Diorissimo Parfum 1 2 Oz||08/2021||$ 580.09|
|GORHAM PERFUME BOTTLE STERLING SILVER||08/2021||$ 439.46|
|Givaudan Delawanna Civet Absolute 10 In||07/2021||$ 351.56|
|RARE 1950 60s Balenciaga Quadrille 1 Oz||08/2021||$ 205.07|
|See all sold items on eBay for more prices||09/2021||-.--|