Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Projets by Worth c1936

Projets by Worth: launched in 1936. The name was changed to "Clear Sailing" when sold in the United States.

The perfume was created by Maurice Blanchet.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral chypre perfume for women. It was described as both "spicy" and "refreshing."
  • Top notes: bergamot, honeysuckle, camelia 
  • Middle notes: jasmine, mimosa, labdanum and rose
  • Base notes: sandalwood, spices, patchouli, oakmoss, ambergris and musk



Drug & Cosmetic Industry, 1936:
"Worth's newest perfume is called "Projets" (Clear Sailing.) It is available in one-half ounce, one or two ounce sizes,- also in a small introductory size and in the one-half ounce Clochette package."

R. Lalique Perfume Bottle shape known as"En Croisiere" in th Lalique archives. The bottle stands 6cm tall, oval glass with a molded design of a sailing ship amongst waves, with the sail showing the W logo for Worth.This bottle has also appeared labeled "Projets" and is sometimes referred to by the name "Clear Sailing". Photo from rlalique.com

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. The last dated newspaper advertisement I found was from 1946.

1 comment:

  1. The notes are a bit misleading on this beautiful perfume. The predominant note is gorgeous sandalwood. It smells similar to Caron Tabac Blond with an extra dose of sandalwood. Truly unique and beautiful!