- Sep 16, 2018
I have the exact same bottle, also in 4oz. It's from the 1960s.Christian Dior - Eau de Cologne Fraiche. Eau de Cologne, 4 Floz.
Dating wise I have no idea beyond that of an educated guess. There's no batch code, EMB code, e mark and the quantity isn't shown in ml only in fluid ounces on the bottom of the bottle. That all dates it to at least pre 1978 but given the box style and lettering I'd guess late 60's early 70's.
This was a purely speculative blind buy but having researched it I had a pretty good idea of what it was going to smell like. It easily surpassed whatever expectations I had! The clue of course is in the name, Eau de Cologne Fraiche but this is an Eau de Cologne in Chypre disguise! It may start out as a typical citrusy Eau de Cologne but it very much ends up as a Chypre so much so that the far drydown reminds me an awful lot of Chanel's Pour Monsieur albeit in a more delicate lighter way.
I didn't pay much for this and got lucky it's in really good condition for a fragrance pushing 50-60 years old. Beautiful, stylish, sophisticated and classy, this has to be considered one of the true bargains of vintage perfumery.
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