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Monday, May 20, 2013

Queen of the Nile by Prince Matchabelli c1928

Queen of the Nile by Prince Matchabelli: was launched in 1928.


Fragrance Composition:


So what did it smell like? It was classified as a spicy oriental fragrance for women.  I have no published notes on this composition. I would need a sample to tell you what it smells like.
  • Top notes:
  • Middle notes: carnation, lily, frankincense
  • Base notes: ambergris, sandalwood, oakmoss, vanilla


Theatre Magazine, Volume 52, 1930:
"THREE new perfumes by Prince Matchabelli will be available this month to given exotic, tropical lure to these chill autumn nights. 'Babylon', which is just a bit wicked, will counteract the naivete of a "sweet" frock. 'Princess of the Nile' is a spicy perfume appropriately garbed in a bottle shaped like a pyramid. 'Jungle Flower', my favorite of the three, has captured precisely, the luscious scent of hyacinths."

Bottles:


Originally housed inside of an amber crystal pyramid bottle molded with the Matchabelli crest, probably made in Czechoslovakia.







Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown.

Note: Please understand that this website is not affiliated with the Prince Matchabelli company in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the Prince Matchabelli fragrances.  

The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Prince Matchabelli company how much we miss the discontinued classics such as Queen of the Nile and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back the perfume! 

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the perfume, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories), who knows, perhaps someone from the company might see it.




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