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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Sir Gallahad by Isabey c1924

Sir Gallahad by Isabey: launched in 1924. Originally a perfume for women. May have been a competitor to Ciro's successful perfume Chevalier de la Nuit (Night of the Knight) from 1923.




Fragrance Composition:


So what does it smell like? I have no published notes on this fragrance.


If this is a competitor to the Chevalier de la Nuit fragrance, it may have smelled similar. Chevalier de l Nuit had notes of tuberose, gardenia and jasmine.


Bottle:


Sir Gallahad was presented in a simple clear glass perfume bottle with frosted floral stopper by Rene Lalique. The bottle is molded with "R. Lalique." This bottle was also used for other Isabey perfumes: Chypre Celtique, À Travers la Voilette as well as for the Marcel Guerlain perfume, Ambre.



Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown. It was still being sold in 1927.


The resurrected Parfums Isabey company (which by the way, makes excellent perfumes) has released Sir Gallahad, this time as a scent for men. The newly made Eau de Parfum debuted in 2017 and is classified as a woody fragrance for men with notes of woods, tobacco and flowers. The cologne was created by Takasago perfumers Jean Jacques and Catherine Selig. I am unsure if this new fragrance has any connection to the original 1924 as I do not have the notes for the antique version.

  • Top notes: crocus, saffron, Ttalian mandarin and gardenia
  • Middle notes: gardenia, jasmine sambac and olibanum
  • Base notes: blond tobacco, vetiver and amber 


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