I'm going on vacation for a week or so, so in place of writing perfume reviews, I decided it was a good time to share some of the beautiful vintage ads I copied from old Vogue magazines. (Courtesy of the amazing folks at the main branch of the NY Public Library.)
I may be moved to write a few reviews in the next couple of weeks, but if I don't, you will still get to see some lushly-colored ads with as much artistry as some of the perfumes they represented.
Here's a cute late-'30s - early-'40s ad for Elsa Schiaparelli's lovely honeyed animalic perfume Shocking (1937), which I've reviewed. I want her hat/ears! (I forgot to write down the exact date of these ads, so I can only guess.)
What's there not to like about this ad? This adorable green-eyed woman is wearing rabbit ears, has lovely Schiap pink lips, seems to be holding a bouquet of flowers, and the name of the perfume looks like it was painted on with pink fingernail polish against a gorgeous teal background color in a wonderful retro font.