Lanvin My Sin

Lanvin My Sin Perfume

Lanvin My Sin - eau de parfum for women

My Sin by Lanvin - "Her [Jeanne Lanvin] first perfumer was a lady of Russian origin, Marie Zede. ... Completed in 1924 and launched in 1925, My Sin was Maria Zede's final creation and her first resounding success, dominating markets in the USA in particular with its rich and surprising mix of aldehydes, and floral, animal and woody scents." --lanvin.com

Perfume House Lanvin
Introduced 1925 (discontinued 1988)
Tagline MY SIN...a most provocative perfume
Scent Classification Floral
Perfumer Marie Zéde
Fragrance Notes Bergamot, lemon, neroli, Clary sage, clove, orris, ylang-ylang, lily of the valley, jasmine, rose, lilac, jonquil, vanilla, Tolu balsam, vetiver, cedar wood, sandalwood, civet, styrax and musk
Package Designer Cristalleries de Baccarat
Print/TV Campaign Guillaume Gillet (illustrator; French landscape painter, architect, lithographer 1912-1987); Jennifer O'Neal (model, 1972)
Available Products Lanvin My Sin - Eau de Parfum
Lanvin My Sin - Eau de Toilette

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perfume editorials


Jeanne Lanvin - "The House of Lanvin released a number of fragrances, including My Sin (1925) and Arpege...."
(English, Bonnie. Icons of Culture: Fashion. New York: Barron's, 2009.)


Parfums Lanvin - "Success as a couturier was quickly followed by success as a perfume house. In the early 1920s Jeanne Lanvin employed an elderly Russian perfumer, Madame Zen, to create fragrances to be sold with her clothes. The last of these was My Sin, which was widely acclaimed."
(Groom, Nigel. Perfume: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Finest Fragrances. Philladelphia: Running Press, 1999.)


Jeanne Lanvin - "[Jeanne Lanvin] was one of the first couturiers to establish a perfume business, with Arpege and My Sin among the most notable fragrances."
(Stegemeyer, Anne. Who's Who in Fashion. 3rd ed. New York: Fairchild, 1996.)


Jeanne Lanvin - "...[Jeanne Lanvin] became a name which, through her famous perfumes such as 'Arpege' and 'My Sin,' is still widely known today. ... Major perfumes: My Sin (1925); Arpege (1927); Scandal (1931)."
(McDowell, Colin. McDowell's Dictionary of Twentieth Century Fashion. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1985.)


Jeanne Lanvin - "By the 1920's, Lanvin was at the height of her success and, like Paul Poiret and Gabrielle Chanel, she took the plunge into perfume. By 1925, working with the mysterious Russian emigree, Madame Zed, Lanvin had -- on a very small scale -- launched no less than fourteen fragrances, none of them proving memorable or commercially successful. In 1926, however, Zed, it is said, created Mon Peché ("My Sin") for Lanvin. At last Jeanne Lanvin had a perfume that was making money. Riding high on the success of Mon Peché, Lanvin set up her own laboratory near her workship in Nanterre. Perfumer André Fraysse was given charge. In 1927, in collaboration with fellow perfumer, Paul Vacher, Fraysse gave Lanvin Arpege, a huge success for Lanvin which is still being restructured and spun off into other Lanvin products today. My Sin (1925), perfumer Madame Zed."
(Perfume Projects. http://www.perfumeprojects.com/museum/marketers/Lanvin.shtml, Oct. 2011.)


Mon Peché ("My Sin") Lanvin - Created by Russian perfumer, Madame Zed, My Sin was part of the fourteen fragrances she created for Jeanne Lanvin by 1925. The fragrance was a commercial success, as in the Roaring 20s sin was popular. The name and perfume worked, and continued in Lanvin inventory until 1988, outliving both Madame Lanvin and Marie-Blanche de Polignac (her daughter, Marguerite). Lanvin perfume laboratory at Nanterre was established near the dress factory, and young perfumer, Andre Fraysse was hired to replace Madame Zed. "The Lanvin trademark was based on a sketch for Lanvin by artist Paul Iribe. The design shows two women -- suggesting a mother and daughter -- and is said to represent the love Jeanne Lanvin had for her daughter, Marguerite, also known as Marie-Blanche."
(Perfume Projects. http://www.perfumeprojects.com/museum/bottles/My_Sin.shtml, Oct. 2011.)


The History of the House of Lanvin Parfums - "The perfumes of Lanvin in chronological order are: ...1925 Mon Péché (My Sin) (discontinued in 1988)...."
(Perfume Shrine.http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2010/05/history-of-house-of-lanvin-parfums.html, Oct. 2011.)


Lanvin - "In 1924-1925, the Lanvin House will launch...MON PECHE/MY SIN (Withdrawn from sale in 1988)...."
(Note: Translated from original French version.)
(Touten Parfums. http://www.toutenparfum.com/historique/lanvin/lanvin.en.php, Oct. 2011.)


Lanvin Parfums - "My Sin by Parfums Lanvin, 1925. The English translation of 'Mon Peche' under which name it was merchandised in the USA. Sub-titled 'Extrait'; (My Sin) Created by André Fraysse; a floral-bouquet fragrance with notes of bergamot, lemon, neroli, Clary sage, clove, orris, ylang-ylang, lily of the valley, jasmine, rose, lilac, jonquil, vanilla, Tolu balsam, vetiver, cedar wood, sandalwood, civet, styrax and musk, classified B3f. Presented in a flacon designed by Cristalleries de Baccarat."
(Perfume Intellegence - The Perfume Encyclopedia. http://www.perfumeintelligence.co.uk/library/perfume/l/houses/Lanvin.htm, Oct. 2011.)


Mon Peche / My Sin - "Discontinued in 1988 by Lanvin, the fragrance was ressurected by US company, Long Lost Perfumes. Top notes: aldehydes, lemon, bergamot, clary sage, neroli. Middle notes: jasmine, rose, clove, orris, muguet, jonquil, ylang ylang, lilac. Base notes: vetiver, vanilla, musk, woods, tolu, styrax, civet."
(Mon Peche / My Sin by Long Lost Perfume. http://www.basenotes.net/ID10212190.html, Oct. 2011.)

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