Sunday, March 15, 2015

RSVP by Richard Hudnut c1936

RSVP by Hudnut: launched in 1936.


Fragrance Composition:



So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral chypre fragrance for women. Piquant, spicy floral, woody-mossy-leafy chypre perfume.
  • Top notes: bergamot
  • Middle notes: flowers, spices
  • Base notes: sandalwood, oakmoss, patchouli, musk, ambergris, labdanum

McCall's, 1950:
"The top of an old-fashioned, sentimental Hearts and Flowers piano rolls back to reveal one-ounce bottles of R. S. V. P. and Vogue essences. Richard Hudnut. $2.75."


Modern Packaging, 1950:
"TINY GILT PIANO of paperboard has roll top which, when pushed back, reveals two Richard Hudnut essences: R.S.V.P. and Vogue."


Woman's Home Companion, 1949:
"Richard Hudnut's Hearts and Flowers—piano box with R.S.V.P. and Vogue essences, $2.75." 

Glass Packer - Volume 26, 1946:
"An attractive gold spot label by Richard M. Krause bears the perfume and maker's name in novel black letters. The handmade box with ... a diamond-cut bottle, "RSVP," in rectangular flacon with a spherical glass top and "Vogue.' in square-cut crystal bottle with gold stemmed, crystal stopper, all Richard Hudnut perfumes, end their war-time exile and return to store- counters this month. "

Motion Picture, 1946:
" RICHARD HUDNUT Purse Kit in soft French blue taffeta holds DuBarry lipstick, one dram each of Gemey Concentrate and R.S.V.P. Perfume, in elegant blue and gold box. $6."

Drug and Cosmetic Industry, Volume 41, 1937:
"R.S.V.P." a new romance perfume with a heady fragrance — a French "bouquet" with a flirtatious undertone that makes it a perfume after a man's heart. Hudnut points out that the name has the advantage of being pronounced without embarrassment by customers, especially ... The shape and detail of the package suggest the envelope of a billet-doux and with its Richard Hudnut seal inscribed with.."

The Southern Pharmaceutical Journal, 1938:
"R. S. V. P., the perfume after a man's heart by Richard Hudnut. appropriate as a gift, is offered in dram package to retail at $l.25, half ounce at $5.00, one ounce at $10.00 and four ounces at $30.00."

Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1957.


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