Molyneux perfumes and colognes

 

Molyneux was founded by the British fashion designer Edward Molyneux from London. He opened his own fashion house in Paris in France in 1919 after working for the design house of Lucile. He dressed famous personalities, among them Greta Garbo, Gertrude Lawrence, Margaret Leighton and Vivien Leigh, and his designs were admired by Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain.

During the times of World War 2, he moved his company headquarters to London, but eventually moved back to Paris in 1946. During this time he was working as an infantry captain for the British Forces. Molyneux retired in 1950 and left his design house in the hands of Jacques Griffe. When in 1964 he felt the urge to express his ideas through fashion designs, he founded Studio Molyneux which designed ready-to-wear collections. This company closed down in 1977 after continuous mixed reviews.

Despite the fashion branch lying dormant, fragrances are still produced and sold under the Molyneux brand name which is now owned by Perfume Berdoues. The first fragrance, Le Parfum Connu, was presented in 1925. Back then it was called Le Numéro Cinq. Legend has it that Edward Molyneux and Coco Chanel agreed on making their own "number 5" each and to wait and see which one would be the more successful one. No one knows for sure if this indeed is a legend or the truth, but assuming it was the truth, it would make sense to understand why Molyneux's Le Numéro Cinq had been renamed to La Parfum Connu.

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MOLYNEUX QUARTZ FOR WOMAN

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Quartz by Molyneux is a Floral fragrance for women. Quartz was launched in 1977. The nose behind ...

Quartz by Molyneux is a Floral fragrance for women. Quartz was launched in 1977. The nose behind this fragrance is Raymond Chaillan. Top notes are Cassia, Hiacynth and Peach; middle notes are Orris Root, Honeysuckle, Carnation, Melon, Jasmine and Rose; base notes are Oakmoss, Sandalwood, Cedar, Musk, Benzoin, Amber and Patchouli.

$39.00 $82.00

MOLYNEUX QUARTZ FOR MAN

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Quartz pour Homme by Molyneux is a Woody Aquatic fragrance for men. Quartz pour Homme was launche...

Quartz pour Homme by Molyneux is a Woody Aquatic fragrance for men. Quartz pour Homme was launched in 1995. Top notes are Black Currant, Bergamot, Cloves, Apple and Galbanum; middle notes are Moss, Vetiver, Jasmine and Cedar; base notes are Amber, Musk and Labdanum.

$102.00 $82.00

MOLYNEUX INITIATION FOR WOMAN

Initiation by Molyneux is a Amber Floral fragrance for women. Initiation was launched in 1990. To...

Initiation by Molyneux is a Amber Floral fragrance for women. Initiation was launched in 1990. Top notes are Brazilian Rosewood, Gardenia, Peach, Aldehydes, Mandarin Orange and Bergamot; middle notes are Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang, Heliotrope, Rose, Jasmine, Narcissus, Lily-of-the-Valley and Carnation; base notes are Honey, Amber, Civet, Coconut, Oakmoss, Patchouli and Vetiver.

$64.00 $44.00

CAPTAIN MOLYNEUX (VINTAGE) FOR MAN

Captain Eau de Toilette (1975) by Molyneux is a Amber Spicy fragrance for men. Captain Eau de Toi...

Captain Eau de Toilette (1975) by Molyneux is a Amber Spicy fragrance for men. Captain Eau de Toilette (1975) was launched in 1975.

$160.00 $140.00

CAPTAIN MOLYNEUX (VINTAGE) AFTER SHAVE FOR MAN

Captain Eau de Toilette (1975) by Molyneux is a Amber Spicy fragrance for men. Captain Eau de Toi...

Captain Eau de Toilette (1975) by Molyneux is a Amber Spicy fragrance for men. Captain Eau de Toilette (1975) was launched in 1975.

$92.00 $72.00