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Monday, April 21, 2014

Spring Fancy by Prince Matchabelli c1954

Spring Fancy by Prince Matchabelli: launched in 1954.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like?  Other than the fact this was a floral fragrance, I have no published notes on this composition. I would need a sample to tell you what it smells like.
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American Druggist Blue Book, 1960:
"SPRING FANCY (Prince Matchabelli) 
  • Cologne, 4 oz. $1.50
  • Cologne, 8 oz $2.50
  • Purse Kit $1.50
  • Spray Mist $2.00
  • Creme Sachet $1.50
  • Dusting Powder $1.50"

Mademoiselle, 1961:
"The season's opener, a new fragrance from Prince Matchabelli called, fittingly. Spring Fancy. Fresh and blooming, the cologne is $2,* the dusting powder $2.50."

Soap, Cosmetics, Chemical Specialties, 1965:
"Newly designed counter display unit of "Spring Fancy" fragrance sequence of Prince Matchabelli, Inc., New York. Cardboard replica of "Spring Fancy" cologne bottle attached to the top of easeled counter display unit gives picture book description of fragrance itself. On bright green fold-out base, there is room for all products. Sequence includes: Cologne, cologne spray mist, skin perfume, cologne spray mist traveler, and perfumed dusting powder."

Harper's Bazaar, Volume 99, 1966:
"Time and clime are becoming increasingly influential, we think, in determining the perfectionist's choice of perfume. With spring just around the corner, Spring Fancy by Matchabelli strikes a beautifully right note."

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1966.

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 SPRING FANCY 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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