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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Geminesse by Max Factor c1974

Geminesse by Max Factor: launched in 1974 . Few younger people know that Geminesse was actually the name of a cosmetics and skincare line put out by Max Factor in 1966.

"All the seeming contradictions of her personality, the sweet side, the funny side, that touch of fireside, the fragrance for her is Geminesse, now you'll know what to get her."

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral mossy animalic chypre fragrance for women. It starts off with a herbaceous green top, followed by a dry floral heart, layered over a warm, leathery and mossy base.
  • Top notes: thujone, citrus oils, bergamot, gardenia, coriander
  • Middle notes: jasmine, rose, orris, narcissus
  • Base notes: patchouli, vetiver, oakmoss, amber, castoreum, vanilla

Geminesse was available in:
  • 2 oz Cologne Spray
  • 4 oz Cologne Spray
  • 4 oz Perfume Spray
  • 1/4 oz Parfum
  • 1 oz Parfum
  • 2 oz Parfum
  • 6 oz bath powder
  • 2 oz bath oil


2 Golden Discoveries presentation:

In 1974, the 2 Golden Discoveries presentation included bonus purse size flacon of Geminesse perfume and gold tone sea shell necklace on 18 Karat gold plated chain.

 Geminesse Fragrance Earrings:

In 1975, an ingenious idea fragrance earrings, delightfully different, a full 1/4 oz Geminesse Perfume with applicator wand inside bottle scent earrings by touching drop of perfume on wick inside earrings.

Geminesse Fragrance Fan:

A feathered fan was sprayed with Geminesse in 1977.  
"Max Factor's feathered fantasy, the Geminesse Fragrance Fan ($15), will undoubtedly tickle your fancy. Three rich and luscious real feather fans from Geminesse, scented with Geminesse. In peach, taupe, or black, it's romance from the start. Small, almost invisible wicks inside the fan's spines let you apply perfume to the fan.  It is aflutter with the fragrance of glamorous Geminesse. It comes with a 0.18 oz flacon of Geminesse Perfume Concentrate to keep the fragrance going."

Cut Crystal Powder Jar & Puff:

In 1977, Max Factor's Geminesse peach-colored bath powder and peach puff looked pretty in a cut-crystal bowl and retailed for $17.50.

Snuff Bottle:

In 1975, Geminesse was available in a miniature copy of an antique Chinese snuff bottle, carved of ivory or cinnabar colored plastic and filled with concentrated powder perfume.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Max Factor sold Geminesse to Dana Classic Fragrances. Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1994.

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