- Notes consist of classic florals including gardenia, lilac, amber, oakmoss, and jasmine
- Fragrance introduced by Evyan in 1949
- For Evening Use
love this perfume nothing like this
Just gotten this in the mail today what a wonderfull mothers day gift looks just like the picture and smells just like white shoulders great seller from tankist free shipping came very fast in the mail.Will buy again from seller very fast and the package is nice as well lovely good job.Will buy one for myself since the seller was so good.
WOW! What memories as a teenager in the 1960s bursting with raging hormones and not knowing what to do with it all. My father was VERY strict so I didn’t do anything until MUCH later and at a respectable age. Oh, how I loved White Shoulders. While my father and brothers gave me Channel #5, which I didn’t care for and promptly gave away because I wanted the much cheaper White Shoulders. Makes me feel like a gypsy or a flower child. What a thrill this is to re-experience my teenage life. Summer time and the living is easy.
Love this parfum spray.
Love White Shoulders, Its an old scent that never goes out of style. The bath powder is very nice also.
On me you get lilac, jasmine and gardenia, and a soft powdery sort of a note. It’s a very soft, feminine smell, young and yet vintage, a timeless classic. I’m 23, and I think this works beautifully with my heavily retro inspired style (I’m an all pencil skirts, all the time kind of a gal).If I had to come up with one word to describe it I’d say… pretty or perhaps dainty. It’s a young woman’s scent, but a young woman of another era (in a lovely, nostalgic way) all crinolines and lace and lovely flowers.I must say I find it enchanting.
The Unforgettable Fragrance…
Men love White Shoulders. A man who could not tell Chanel from Chloe will remember a girlfriend from his youth who wore this magic potion. White Shoulders is that perfect blend of flowers and flirtation. It’s not overwhelming, there is nothing here to startle a shy romeo…but once he takes that first innocent sniff, he’s hooked.The House of Hartnell introduced White Shoulders at the end of the second world war. After so many years, their men were coming home and women wanted to welcome them with something lighter and flirtier than those heavy european perfumes. Hartnell was a classic American designer of the era, and White Shoulders was the first classic American fragrance, feminine but not girlish, strong but not blatant. It is a perfect floral blend of roses, gardenia, jasmine and lilac, sparked with a little hint of orange.But there is more to White Shoulders than that pretty little bouquet. First there is a good bit of tuberose. This earthy fragrance was considered too suggestive for decent women during the Victorian era…one tiny sniff, it was rumored, had a devastatingly aphrodesiac effect on maidens. This may or may not be true, but it certainly seems to work that way on the most unmaidenly of males. A good hit of amber, a little bit of pheremonal civet and musk, and a touch of oakmoss and sandalwood give the fragrance a depth and sophistication not usually found in something this floral.For more than seventy years, White Shoulders has remained a favorite. It may be the perfume men buy most often for the women in their lives. The House of Hartnell disappeared in the 1950s, but the fragrance was acquired by Evyan and later became part of the Elizabeth Arden fragrance collection. It has never lost its popularity, and that trademark cameo on peach background has achieved iconic status. Although it is deep enough to be classified as a nighttime scent, the bright gardenia and orange zest give it an ambiguity and a timelessness that is almost unequaled. There are fragrances that are more blatant, but none have the unforgettable allure of White Shoulders.It is sufficiently festive for special occasions, delicate enough for the office, and tantalizing enough for seduction. Subtlety is always sexy. A bare white shoulder is an invitation to temptation. So is this perfume.
I bought this for my mom last year, as she used to wear it some 30-40 years ago. She was thrilled it was still being made. However, it didn’t smell the same on her as she remembered. Perhaps because our bodies change as we age. Seems to smell the same as I remember it when just squirted into the air, but who knows.