Along with Coco Chanel, her greatest rival, she is regarded as one of the most prominent figures in fashion between the two World Wars. Elsa became famous for producing several surrealist fashions including the Lobster Dress, Tears Dress, Shoe Hat all of which she collaborated with Salvador Dali, and was inspired by her contemporaries Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Cocteau, and Alberto Giacometti. Coco Chanel referred to Schiaparelli as "that Italian artist who makes clothes".
Along with her noted fashions, Schiaparelli introduced many famous perfumes, all of which she incorporated her love of Art, whether it was in the advertisements, packaging, or bottle design. Shocking was probably the most famous of all her perfumes. It is a heavy, sensual, bold and musky scent which could almost be described as a bold, scandalous scent.
ABOUT THIS PERFUME:
PERFUMER: JEAN CARLES
BOTTLE DESIGNER: LÉONORE FINI
TOP NOTES: Bergamot, Alehydes, Tarragon
MIDDLE NOTES: Honey, Rose, Narcissus
BASE NOTES: Clove, Civet, Chypre Accord
We are selling this perfume for the collectibility in the bottle and design, and can not guarantee that the perfume liquid is still viable for wearing, as this is over 60 years old. We opened the stopper and it smells good to us, but does have the heavy "heodinistic" scent that made it famous in the Art Deco 1930's.
BE SURE AND VISIT OUR EPHEMERA SECTION TO VIEW ORIGINAL SCHIAPARELLI ADVERTISEMENTS FOR HER PERFUMES, DATING FROM THE 1930'S -1940'S.
SCHIAPARELLI'S OTHER PERFUMES:
Snuff - for men (1939)
Roi Soleil (1946)
DIMENSIONS: Bottle is 3" H x 1¼"W, and with the dome total measurements are: 4" H x 1½ " in diameter.
PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF MEASUREMENTS. E-MAIL OR CALL US IF YOU HAVE ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT SIZE OR CONDITION.