Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Orgia perfume by Myrurgia

Myrurgia is an old Spanish perfume house, dating from the late 1880s. Founded by a Spanish artist, the early advertisements certainly show an art deco flair. Orgia is one of the house's classic but perhaps lesser known scents...
Classified as a floral aldehyde fragrance, Orgia was first released in 1922 and so the story goes, discontinued who knows when... Then it was re-released or reintroduced perhaps, in the 1970s. Orgia seems to have sold well, just based on amount of the advertising, but I do not find many of the really older presentations around, either on display or in collections. Speaking of the advertising, there seems to be a theme running through the images of women being seduced with and by the flowers themselves ...
The original perfume was presented in a bottle made by Verrières Viard- most of his bottles were over the top gorgeous but the modern version is quite restrained with either a simple frosted crystal or gold-tone plastic cap. My own bottle seems to be quite ordinary- shaped like the one below but the label on mine is a simpler, older looking style of worn gold foil with just lettering stacked OR/GIA and it has very heavy base wear, like you'd usually only see on really old glass. Someone must have loved it!

But the lid on my example is a gold-tone plastic just like the one above so the bottle maybe the later 1970s issue, or possibly 1960s.


But inside the bottle, the scent is pure vintage- all purring and golden glowy with a lemony rose or geranium and lily of the valley grounding it... It has a smooth 'n relaxed soapy aldehyde and musk vibe that gives it a surprisingly sensual feeling. Orgia improves skin the way butter improves bread, taking the functional and making it into something orgiastic. This is one for grown ups only but I believe many men could pull this one off as well as any women.


image: ventes su offres

Apparently Orgia has had a number of bottle style changes over the years... It looks as if the label with the three muses (which is very Nina Ricci looking, no?) is the most popular, yet I've also seen that plainer art deco style label on several bottles as well. I think the most unusual bottle presentation is the one shown above, with the name L'Orgie (perhaps an Eau de Toilette or a true flanker?) with what appear to be ocean waves or fan like foliage and a round top. 

Overstockperfume even has Orgia in the odd looking container pictured above and the text on the bottle claims it is a men's cologne and so maybe it is....

The Vintage Perfume Vault, where the scent of yesterday's vogue lives.

All of the fabulous Orgia advertising images are from elorigendelmundo.blogspot.com
Orgia perfume bottle photo by Carlos Escolasico

4 comments:

Angela Cox said...

Thank-you ,that was wonderful.

Amelia said...

And thank you for the kind comment.

Rosa said...

hola a todas las mujeres que les gusta l'orgie de myrurgia y no lo encuentran en ninguna parte.

rosa

kstroud said...

Ther was one that had blue labeling. Any thoughts?