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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Prophecy by Prince Matchabelli c1962

Prophecy by Prince Matchabelli: launched in 1962.

Its fragrance was available in Cologne, Spray Mist, Creme Perfume and Dusting Powder.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was classified as a woody floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: lily, aldehydes, pepper
  • Middle notes: cassie, gardenia, carnation, jasmine, rose
  • Base notes: cedar, Indian sandalwood, vetiver, amber, oakmoss

Investor's Reader, 1962:
"Going into national distribution now is Prophecy, the first new major Matchabelli fragrance since 1958."

Esquire, 1967;
"Prince Matchabelli has a new fragrance called Prophecy, a woody-floral mixture, $20 for one ounce." 

Fate of the Fragrance:

Still being sold in 1985. It was reformulated and relaunched in 2002.

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 the original formula of PROPHECY 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.


  1. do you make a new perfume that smells like cachet

  2. I had a have a set from 1962 still in the original packaging untouched fully preserved would it be worth today

  3. Never understood why great things that work and people are willing to pay for always
    get to be discontinued just because. I am sure the unopened package offered by said person
    is at the least costing too much sadly.