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Norman Norell collectionRealia (KA0035.02) ➔ Norell Perfume Spray

Three-dimensional Object


Date

after 1968

Work Type

perfume bottles

Measurements

1 in (width) x 3.75 in (height)

Description

.4 oz. perfume spray bottle of 'Norell', a popular fragrance by designer Norman Norell that debuted in 1968 and continues to be sold today. The bottle is accompanied by cardboard packaging and a small paper insert that describes the scent as "timeless" and "classic". An editorial from the October 1968 issue of Harper’s Bazaar states: “the fragrance is as distinguished as the clear, classic statement of his clothes." Norell sold royalties and rights to his fragrance to Revlon in 1971. The date of the object is uncertain, although this particular bottle design was first featured in Vogue in the March 1, 1975 issue as part of a Bonwit Teller advertisement.

Source

“Norell’s Scent of the Moment.” Harper’s Bazaar. October, 1968, 212.; Tannen, Mary. "Inside Whiff." New York Times. February 25, 2001. Accessed July 20, 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2001/02/25/magazine/inside-whiff-mink-dew.html.

Related Terms

perfume bottles
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives

Location

box 6

Identifier

KA0035_000248

Citation

Norell Perfume Spray. after 1968. Norman Norell collection; Realia (KA0035.02). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 May 2019.

Use Restrictions

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ 




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