Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Hayloft Perfume & Powder by Jean La Salle
Trio of Jean Lasalle Hayloft scented powder and perfume. Jean Lasalle had a shop on Park Avenue (New York) during the 1940s where she also sold pancake make up and other products. Aoung her line were a few scented ones including Carioca and Hayloft cologne. Most of her scented products were packaged in pale colors of powder pink and blue with feathers or similar airy design motifs. Hayloft is the only fragance from Jean LaSalle that I've smelled. It is a faithful rendition of hay scent with violet and bitter almond over melded powery sweet and greenish notes. Very acceptable by modern standards, I should think Hayloft was a hit back then, too. If you loved the hay note and were looking for coumarin based scents, then it was a great one to try. The wear time is probably 4 or 5 hours, very decent for a vintage cologne. I see bottles of Hayloft listed periodically on EBay and other sites so you can still find it if you search around a bit. The Vintage Perfume Vault, where the scent of yesterday's vogue lives.