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Evening in Paris Eau de Parfum

Evening in Paris—"The Most Famous Fragrance in the World"

Evening in Paris Eau de Parfum

Evening in Paris—"The Most Famous Fragrance in the World"


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Suggested by Marcia Lee Blosser, Yates Center, KS

Evening in Paris or Soir de Paris, as it is known in France, came from the daring decade of the 1920s—think glittering nightlife, flapper fashion, the heady perfume of luxury. By the 1950s, Evening in Paris was touted as "the fragrance more women wear than any other in the world," yet by 1969 it had disappeared. Your many letters of request sent us searching, and we're proud now to offer this classic. 1.6 oz. spray bottle.

  • First time Evening in Paris has been available in the U.S. since 1969
  • Evening in Paris is a rich floral eau de parfum blended with a slightly woody base
  • 1.6 oz. glass spray bottle
  • Evening in Paris is also known as Soir de Paris, which means "Evening in Paris" in French

Finding products our customers request in one of our great pleasures and specialties at The Vermont Country Store, especially long-lost, memory-evoking fragrances, like Evening in Paris. Evening in Paris, once known as "The Most Famous Fragrance in the World" is back again, as evocative as ever.

Evening in Paris Eau de Parfum

Safety Warnings

Keep out of reach of children. Flammable until dry.

Ingredients

Alcohol, Parfum (fragrance), Aqua (water), Alpha-Isomethy
Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol, Limonene, Linalool,
Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, Geraniol, Farnesol, Citral, Benzyl Alcohol,
Isoeugenol, 11BPF004-1

Specifications

Shelf Life: 4+ Years

Origin

Manufactured In: France

Material - Country Of Origin: France

39712

Evening in Paris Eau de Parfum 4.6 5 37 37
MEMORIES, OF A TIME PASSED. In 1958, I made a trip to the Hawaiian Islands. Stayed with a family for a few months. There I met a young man who was very shy, quiet. He offered to show me around the Island. I was staying with his grandmother. It was sad when I left this beautiful family and these beautiful Islands. My life went on, many changes, and in 1981 I returned, renewed old friendships. One day this gentleman asked if I remembered the fragrance I used way back then (1958) I said no. He then described the cobolt blue bottle with the silver cap and a tassel. Needless to say I was flabbergasted. It was then I realized it was it was "EVENING IN PARIS". Went to the our dept. store, but to no avail. The company in Paris stopped shipping it. But thanks to THE VERMONT STORE", it again is in our household. We married, and have been together 32 years. And when I use it, he smiles, and it's all good. July 26, 2013
Not the perfume I remember and loved I bought this new version of Evening in Paris from you when it came back on the market but was disappointed--I finally threw it away because I wasn't wearing it. It WASN'T the scent I loved as a child and continued to look for in antique stores in my teens and early twenties. I'm surprised at the good reviews. When I see it on your pages now, I still wish the real, original fragrance would return and am curious why they changed the formula. I hope you don't misrepresent my words to the contrary but, instead, help bring back the original Evening in Paris. July 4, 2014
Reliving the fifty's. I wore this fragrance when I was a teenager & loved it then......now I get a chance to relive the fifty's again by wearing my favorite fragrance. I have received so many compliments on this fragrance & everyone asks me where I got it. Thank you for carrying this product. June 18, 2014
Hooked on Evening in Paris at age 9 I was 9 (1949) and playing in my front yard when a lady walked by our house. I could smell her perfume and ran after her to ask her the name. Evening in Paris she said. I could not get the memory of the smell out of my head for days. My mom said I was too young. She bought me a bottle for my 16th birthday. There is no other perfume in the world that can match it. Thank you!! June 16, 2014
After 53 yrs. Evening in Paris is found again My husband was in the Navy and spent a lot of time overseas. When he returned he brought me wonderful, expensive gifts. On one such occasion he presented me with an Evening in Paris gift box. I had never used perfume. I immediately fell in love with the scent. The box contained a small bottle of perfume, cologne, hand lotion, and talcum powder. I used it daily. After my husband was discharged from the Navy, I could not find Evening in Paris. He passed away last year on Christmas eve and I recalled all the decades I had asked for Evening in Paris. I finally found what I couldn't find in half a century. Thank you. It's more than a favorite scent, it's a life long memory. May 6, 2014
My search for Paris This cologne has the scent of a cologne that you won't soon forget. I smelled this cologne for the first time as a very young girl. As an adult I have been in search for it. The scent has a soft floral tone. Great for day or night. Softly seductive but can still be taken seriously. Strongly recommend this cologne! March 13, 2014
Wonderful Find!! It was my favorite fragrance many years ago and I was unhappy when it was no longer available. I was so happy to find it in your catalog and I'm enjoying wearing it again. I will definitely be ordering from you again. March 4, 2014
Love these products Love the Evening In Paris and the Blue Waltz perfumes. I shared them with my daughter and she loves them too. Thank you for having these nostalgic products. February 24, 2014
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What Our Customers Are Saying about Our Evening in Paris Eau de Parfum …

"When I was little my mom always had a beautiful blue bottle of the most wonderful-smelling aroma I had ever smelled on her dressing table. Later I found out it was Evening in Paris parfum. She only wore it on very special occasions, as being a preacher's wife, such luxuries were considered too much for a pastor's wife to have. Dad bought it for her anyway out of the money he made working his other job as a welder for a sign company. He always gave mom what she wanted, which was never much, so when she did want something, he always found a way to get it. Evening in Paris parfum was one of those wants, but she treasured it greatly. When it was no longer available she was heartbroken. I always said if I ever found it again, I would get it for her. It is to be her Christmas gift this year. Thank you for making her dream and my promise come true." - Tommie Luster, Batesville, AR

"My Aunt, who is now 88 years old, used to exclusively wear Evening in Paris. She is a soft, special, kind and open-hearted lady who is somewhat mentally challenged. I loved her faithfully and fully as a child, and the scent brings memories filled with love and security to me and always will." - TANYA SANDERS, TONASKET, WA

"Just wanted to tell you that my daughter, in Montana, sent for my 84th birthday, via your store, Evening in Paris perfume. I've told her it has always been my favorite fragrance. Upon opening the gift-wrapped bottle, the scent brought back memories of high school prom night, USO dances, and other dates. I also enjoyed the little sign on the gift card, reading ""1946,"" my wedding year date. Sincerely, Sue Keller" - Sue Keller, Pewee Valley, KY

"When I was 12 years old, my mother gave me a birthday party and 2 of my male friends each gave me a bottle of Evening in Paris - at that time the bottle was a small round blue bottle that did not stand on end; it also had a blue tassel on the cap. This was in 1944 - I cannot remember what the fragrance smelled like. Thought this would bring back some memories." - Marlene Edwards, Goldsboro, NC

"When I was a child, we were given a small amount of money to spend at Christmas. We drew names among 5 kids. We pooled our money for our parents. Mother was always given Evening in Paris Perfume. What a memory! I am ordering a bottle for both my sisters." - Nelda Johnston, Woodville, TX

"My mother passed away 10 years ago at the age of 65 years. Evening in Paris was one of her favorites. It is nice to know that I can get some one of these days and it will bring back wonderful feelings about my Mom. Thank You" - Merryann Bujaucius, Enfield, NH

"When I was a little girl my mother used to wear this, and it smelled so good. When I got grown I began to look for that scent, and was never able to find it anywhere until I saw it in your catalogue, 30-plus years later." - sandii walker, New York, NY

"Dear Mr. Orton, I'd like to share with you a wonderful experience I had recently at a local nursing home where I was giving a lesson for a religious meeting. Most of those attending were older women. I gave a short talk on keeping alive the good memories from our past. I asked those who wanted to share to give examples of memories of family, school, pets, hobbies, etc., that were things they treasured in their hearts and minds. Then I told one of my favorite memories of my youth—the small blue bottles of Evening in Paris that my grandmother gave me on special occasions like Christmas and my birthday. I held up the bottle that I had recently received from The Vermont Country Store. Eyes lit up as I told about the loving connection between my grandmother and myself and our love for the perfume. Several of the residents had owned it when they were younger and had loved it, too. When I asked if anyone would like a spray of Evening in Paris on their wrist to help them remember the scent they all wanted it—even the one man in attendance! So I sprayed a dozen or so wrists and enjoyed the smiles on their faces as they, too, remembered. We were a group of great-smelling people. I'm so glad I mentioned the perfume to your telephone order desk a while back. Apparently others did the same and now we can enjoy both the scent and the memories again." - Janet Ridd, Holladay, UT

"Another one that went bye-bye was Evening in Paris. Thank you and your staff again!" - Serena Perkins, Camptonville, CA

"Dear Mr. Orton, Perhaps you might be interested in another cherished story of your fragrance, Evening in Paris. This is a story of a WWII veteran, married six months before Pearl Harbor. I was 19, she was 16, the year was 1936. It was my first date with any girl and she had invited me to her house to learn to dance. I had never dated before in my life and here I was supposed to oput my arms around this 16-year-old girl. She was wearing Evening in Paris perfume. The girl and the fragrance were pretty heady for a first date. I was smitten, and for a month afterwards I was haunted by the intoxicating scent of Evening in Paris. Last June we celebrated our 62nd wedding anniversary and about that time I saw your ad for Evening in Paris. I bought it for her for a Christmas present and she shrieked with delight when she opened it. It is a tale the whole family of children, grandchildren, and even one or two great-grandchildren have heard. My 'date' wore it to the 2003 family Christmas party and everyone wanted to find out what that mesmerizing fragrance had been like." - Eldredge Welton, Orange, CA

"Dear Mr. Orton, My mother wore Evening in Paris my entire childhood. When she passed away in 1977, my daughter, Margie, and I in cleaning out her belongings found a little blue bottle tucked away in her dresser drawers - maybe two drops were in the bottle. My daughter tucked the bottle in her pocket and brought it home with her to place on a special shelf in her home. Over the years she made many phone calls, wrote countless letters to find the 'little blue bottle' to no avail. Imagine my delight and surprise when I opened your latest catalog and found it. I want to thank you and bless you for making an impossible dream come true for us." - Patricia Hahn, Downey, CA

"Dear Mr. Orton, I just received my Evening in Paris cologne. When I sprayed some on my arm, I said, 'I am in heaven—that's it, that's it! I had no idea the formula would still be the same. It is wonderful. I wrote last year and asked if you could possibly get the cologne. Thank you so much for acquiring it! I never wore anything in my adult life except Evening in Paris. It was tops on gift lists. Then suddenly I went to work one day and it was gone, I was afraid forever. Bless you always for bringing back our lost products to us." - Miriam Ammons, Raleigh, NC

"When we arrived in Vermont, my sister, my best friend, and myself couldn't wait to get to your store. Needless to say it was the highlight of our trip. We're all of an age to remember buying Evening in Paris perfume for our mothers at every occasion. Visiting The Vermont Country Store was like a walk down memory lane." - Martha Grimes, Farmingdale, NY

"Dear Mr. Orton, My Love Story from the Heart. The year was 1959, the city was Munich, Germany. An American man and a German girl fall in love! In my youth, my very favorite, and only, perfume I had been wearing was Soir de Paris/Evening in Paris. Coming to America in 1962, needless to say, I had to find a new fragrance. Was I ever so happy that your catalogue found its way to my home. Thank you for bringing Evening in Paris into my life!" - Rose Marie Brown, Seattle, WA

"Dear Mr. Orton, I grew up during the Depression in a small Pennsylvania town called Monongahela. In small towns there were no department stores, so for two little girls our department store was the local 5 & 10. Before every Christmas, Mother's Day, and our mother's birthday, we would save up the little change that we made doing odd jobs for relatives and neighbors and buy our mother a teeny-tiny bottle of Evening in Paris. She was always 'surprised' and delighted and we felt we had done something wonderful. So when I saw Evening in Paris advertised in your catalogue, it brought back happy memories of long-ago days. Thank you for making the fragrance available again. As I write this, I know that my mother is smiling down and remembering also." - Shirley Chavis, Columbus, OH

"Dear Mr. Orton, Around Christmastime 2003 I thought I'd treat myself to your offer of one of my favorite fragrances, Evening in Paris. I ordered No.39712, Soir de Paris . . . I was so disappointed when it arrived, as it did not bring back any familiar memories. So I returned it. Last week I saw the entry in your catalogue for the larger, more familiar-looking bottle of cologne, No.43363. Because you seem like a warm, reputable company I thought I'd take a chance and try again. Well, I'm happy to say the minute I sprayed it on my arm I exclaimed, That's it! So thank you. I love it when I can find an old favorite. I'll keep watching your catalogue for more favorites." - Barbara Scott, Royal Oak, MI

"When I was a little girl in the 1940s, I would save my small allowance to buy Christmas gifts. Evening in Paris perfume came in small bottles and that would be my gift to my mother just about every year. I'm not certain how much she cared for the fragrance, but being a loving, caring mom, she wore it. Just seeing the blue bottle triggers fond memories of my childhood." - Judy, San Antonio, TX

"I love the way it smells. My mother grew up with it, and she was asking about it and wondering what happened to the perfume, if it was still around. I didn't know until now - wow." - Lydia Benavente, visalia, CA

"My memories of this cologne go back to my childhood when my older sister came back from living in Europe, specifically Germany and France. She brought back some of this cologne, and I fell in love with it then, and was never able to find it in New Mexico or anywhere else. I was only 10 years old, and I am well over 50 now! It brought back a feeling of romance, sensuality, gentleness, and softness. It had such a NICE smell for me! I loved it! I had these images of actually being in France with the French! Thank you for resurrecting the perfume, the smell, and the memories!" - Marilyn, Los Lunas, NM

"In the early 40s I remember my mother wearing Evening in Paris in a small blue bottle. My first husband gave me a bottle for Christmas. It is the best I have ever worn. Year of 2007 my daughter found me a bottle some place she was searching. I was so surprised and overjoyed. I'm sure the formula has been changed as maybe the original was lost or not available. But what I received was wonderful. Thank you for bringing it back. Ladies that have never worn it don’t know what they are missing. My thanks, sincerely," - Irene Fackrell, Lilburn, GA

"When I was a little girl they had tiny bottles ...beautiful blue with silver cap, of Evening in Paris cologn...and I would save my money and buy it for my mother at Christmas and her birthday. It holds precious memories, for my mother has been gone since I was 17 and I am now 55. Thanks so much for finding this product. It means so much!" - Leana, Bolivar, MO

"My Aunt Fran gave it to me for Christmas every year in my youth. It was my own personal perfume - I didn't have to share Mom's." - Linda Mione, New York, NY

"Oh my gosh! I loved this perfume in the 1950's! My mom use to buy a little bottle of it at G.C.Murphy's Dime Store for 10 cents! I still have a note from my 2nd grade teacher thanking for buying her a can of the talcum powder for Christmas in 1957! I found one of the little empty bottles at an antique store and one year while shopping in Fort Knox, Kentucky at antique store I found a WHOLE SET STILL IN THE ORIGINAL BOX! I was so delighted but since it was so old it stunk to high heaven but I still enjoy having the powder, perfume, cologne stick and mini cologne in a pretty blue and silver silk lined box! Thank you for letting me share this with you!" - Annamarie Bair, Indianapolis, IN

"My mom had a bottle of Evening In Paris perfume when I was a little girl and I just loved it. Every chance I got, I was spraying it on me. Then several years later, my cousin Katie gave me a bottle of it and it brought back such fond memories. Thanks for bringing it back." - Janet Burkey, LaGrange, OH

"This was my Mom's perfume. There are so few things that bring back the memories, and this is one." - elizabeth, essex jct, VT

"Many memories of 1959. I wore it when I met my love of my life." - Dorothy, Creswell, OR

"I rememeber as a little girl one of my Mother's Aunts got her a bottle of ""Evening In Paris"" and she loved it so much. I can still smell the scent today. Nothing like it.. AWESOME!! I'm so happy it is still available. I have to get me some!! Many Thanks for still carrying this wonderful perfume. Some things just never stop being the BEST. Dianna Deckard" - Dianna Deckard, Spencer, IN

"I remember as a child how much my mother loved Evening in Paris perfume, and how Dad used to buy it for her. I gave it to Mom this past Christmas, right before Dad passed away. They were both so surprised that not only I remembered that this was Mom's favorite perfume, but that I could even find it!!! Thank you for making this last Christmas with Mom and Dad so special!" - Diane Branks, Pomona, CA

"This is my childhood memory of Evening in Paris. My father was an alcoholic. As such it was difficult for him to keep a job and provide for his family. One Christmas Eve my father was "lit" well before the Christmas tree, but he had walked in the door bearing the satin-lined gift box of Evening in Paris. I don't remember the gift making my mother much happier about my father's Christmas "CHEERS!-fulness." Yet, I always keep a silver bottle of Evening in Paris I found at an antique store on my dresser. When I need a childhood memory fix, I reach for the Evening in Paris. Sniff....waaaaaah." - Beverly Chapin, Carson City, NV

"This was the very first perfume my mother ever bought me in about the 7th grade. I fell in love with it. Every time I went into a department store or a 5 and 10 cent store, I was looking for it and the powder or anything that had that name on it. I wore it until I couldn't find it anymore. I was so glad to see it in your catalog again, so I am now going to order some more. Thank you so much." - Joyce, Cincinnati, OH

"i WAS 15 YEARS OLD AND SOMEONE GAVE ME A TINY LITTLE BOTTLE. i LOVED IT SO MUCH THAT i DID NOT USE IT. i WOULD OPEN IT AND SMELL IT. IT WAS SO PERFECT i STILL HAD THAT BOTTLE WHEN i WAS 35." - Janet Timbrell, SAINT CLOUD, FL

"I remember when I was maybe 6 years old I would go up into my Aunt Emma's bedroom and put on her Evening in Paris perfume. I loved the scent. I just found it on your website and ordered it. Although my aunt passed away three years ago, it brings back many memories of how I used to "sneak" in her room and put her perfume on. That was 45 years ago." - Sherry, Horsham, PA

"My mother used this perfume. I was born and raised in Scotland. I had no idea this perfume was still around. My Daddy used to give it to my Mother every Christmas. What memories rush back every time I smell it. Thank you for the chance to relive some wonderful memories." - Esther, Vernon, AK

"When I was a little girl growing up in the 50's, I had a wonderful mother who always put her three children above herself. One day as I was looking through her top dresser drawer, I found a tiny blue glass bottle with a blue tassel called Evening In Paris perfume. I knew that this was a secret luxury for mother and that she treasured it. My daddy had bought it for her." - Lenora Smith, Farmersville, TX

"This was the first Christmas gift my then boyfriend, now husband of 50 years, gave to me. I have always treasured it and wish I had the original bottle today. I'm so happy to find it and try it again. Thanks for bringing it back. -- Shirley" - shirley hamm, orefield, PA

"When I was a little girl in the 1950s, I remember my mom always having a bottle of Evening in Paris perfume on her dresser. I don't know why but I thought it was so pretty, and she would always tell me, "Now don't get into that!" and I wouldn't but I always remember that pretty bottle of perfume on her dresser. Wow, was I surprised to see that in your store! It brought back so many memories." - Bonnie Howell, canton, MI

"I recently purchased a bottle of this fragrance for my mother for her birthday. She told me that her mother bought this fragrance for her when she was just a young girl. So, I thought it would be a great birthday present for her (to bring back fond memories of her mother). I gave it to her yesterday, and I, too, was anxious to not only see my mother's reaction, but to see what this fragrance smelled like. You might find this hard to believe but when I was 9 years old, I had a teacher who always smelled so wonderful. I used to tell her that she smelled pretty every day in school. I've never forgotten that scent. But I also never got the chance to ask her the name of the fragrance she wore. I've been searching for that same scent now for 40 years. To my surprise, when I gave this bottle of Evening in Paris to my mother, she let me spray a little bit on myself. I could not believe it -- this was the fragrance I'd been searching for! It's absolutely incredible! My mother was very happy to receive this fragrance, too (since the last time she had it was in her mid-30s). She just turned 83 years old. I am so happy to find this very special fragrance. I just ordered another bottle (for myself this time, of course). Yes -- it is that good! Please, please, please do not ever stop making Evening in Paris available for us. Thank you so much for bringing it back (the memories are so precious to both of us). Keep up the fantastic work for bringing back products that we've all thought were gone forever. It means so much to all of your customers!" - Karen Albers, Owings Mills, MD

"Takes me back to my childhood. Since I was old enough to remember, my mom (and all my mom's friends and neighbors) and all of my aunts had their small collections of perfumes and colognes, all neatly arranged and displayed on bathroom shelves or dresser tops. They were more than scents, they were little treasures, these little bottles of different shapes and sizes. Evening In Paris was one of them. You secretly hoped other people would notice and remember. Some scents I did associate with different wearers, and to this day I will ask a complete stranger what she is wearing because it will stir a memory. We lived in a small, poor working-class neighborhood but even though we didn't have much, our moms and friends' moms had their perfumes. One of my very first Christmas presents I remember was a small set of perfume bottles shaped like teddy bears, these were from my dad, and to this day I can remember the scent. Wish I could remember the name, but, I was 10 or 11." - Ernestina Foulenfont, Phoenix, AZ

"It reminds me of my youth (1940s and '50s) and my family at that time. I was in my teens and early 20s. Romantic days!" - Agha Ata, Houston, TX

"Some 70 years or more ago, my mother always used Evening in Paris. The scent gives me warm memories of open arms, warm hugs, and a mother's love. I had a bottle but it was lost. I would like to order another." - Pat Erickson, Shoreline, WA

"I am so very thrilled to have found Evening in Paris perfume/cologne again. I used it and loved everything about it, e.g., fragrance, color of container, etc." - Emm Bain, St Petersburg, FL

"Takes me back to my childhood. Since I was old enough to remember, my mom (and all my mom's friends and neighbors) and all of my aunts had their small collections of perfumes and colognes, all neatly arranged and displayed on bathroom shelves or dresser tops. They were more than scents, they were little treasures, these little bottles of different shapes and sizes. Evening In Paris was one of them. You secretly hoped other people would notice and remember. Some scents I did associate with different wearers, and to this day I will ask a complete stranger what she is wearing because it will stir a memory. We lived in a small, poor working-class neighborhood but even though we didn't have much, our moms and friends' moms had their perfumes. One of my very first Christmas presents I remember was a small set of perfume bottles shaped like teddy bears, these were from my dad, and to this day I can remember the scent. Wish I could remember the name, but, I was 10 or 11." - Ernestina Foulenfont, Phoenix, AZ

"It reminds me of my youth (1940s and '50s) and my family at that time. I was in my teens and early 20s. Romantic days!" - Agha Ata, Houston, TX

"I was 12 years old and the first bottle I saw was shaped like a heart. I thought it was the prettiest bottle I had ever seen, and the smell lingered on. When it was about empty my mom gave it to me. I kept it for years. I really don't know what happened to it. We were very poor growing up, when but when I looked at my bottle I felt like I was as rich as anyone in school. I thought I had something no other girl had. I'm 62 now, but it's a memory I'll never forget. I can't afford to buy it at this time but maybe later when things get better. I'm glad to know it's still around. Thank you for bringing it back. When I was little I would pretend one day I'll get to go to Paris -- still haven't gotten there except in my dreams. Thanks again. Diane" - Diane Irwin, Hiram, GA

"I can almost recall the great scent of my girlfriend's Evening in Paris cologne. That was in 1956. Thanks for the memories. Lost in the '50s tonight . . ." - Don Womack, Melbourne, FL

"My fondest memories of Evening in Paris are of my grandmother. She used to cuddle me in her arms even in my teen years. She would hug me and I remember the scent of her perfume. When she died, I could smell her scent in the closet and felt close to her even then. That's why I want to have it -- to cherish those memories forever. I kept her bottle of Evening in Paris until it finished. Everyone always commented on it. I was so disappointed when they discontinued it. Now I'm glad to see it back again." - Lidia Padro, New Haven, CT

"When I purchased this, it was my hope to have that special moment remembering a time when my Grama Broderick was alive. How remarkable to close my eyes and breathe in the fragrance. It really did bring me right in her bedroom, sitting by her vanity with that wonderful fragrance, only used for very special occasions, and an occasional granddaughter's quick sniff of the security of her Grama!" - Theresa Kennedy, Adams, MA

"My first perfume was Evening In Paris. How elegant I felt wearing it. Nothing can equal Evening in Paris perfume." - Ann, Silver Spring, MD

"Nothing brings back my childhood days in the '50s like the smell of Evening in Paris. My younger sister and I often sat on the bed as our older sister got ready for a date. If we were "good," we got a sniff and a dab from the beautiful blue bottle. Nothing brings back memories of silk scarves, poodle skirts, and bobby socks like Evening in Paris! We are buying our older sister a bottle for her 50th wedding anniversary this year!" - Cynde, Cincinnati, OH

"Thank you for bringing back Evening in Paris. My mom used it for years. I was 12 years old at the time, but I will never forget that wonderful smell. Now I am 70 years old and I still love it. Thank you!" - shirley Brown, mountpocono, PA

"At a Christmas meeting this year of a teachers' group I belong to, we were sharing memories. I mentioned that even though I came from a very large family, somehow at Christmas we were each given 50 cents to buy presents for everyone else. Of course, we headed to the local five-and-dime up on Geary Street in San Francisco, just a block or two from where we lived. There we would make our selection, trying hard to keep our gifts to one another secret. I can't imagine how many handkerchiefs and 2-cent calendars my father got, but it was a sure thing that my mother always received more than one bottle of Evening in Paris perfume, which in the early 1940s must have cost less than a dime, yet was considered very elegant and wonderful. When I mentioned Evening in Paris and the little blue bottle, the entire group exploded! That was a memory that touched the heart and experience of all but perhaps the very youngest among us. The tears I am now shedding are for a mother who is deceased; simpler, happy times, and memories of a day when 50 cents was enough to buy presents for a family of nine, presents that always included Evening in Paris perfume." - Donna Benda, Houma, LA

"Brings back memories of when I was 17 and was given a complete set in a pretty blue box lined with satin. The fragrance has haunted my senses ever since. Thanks so much for carrying it. Do you ever have gift sets? I am purchasing a blue bottle for my niece. Thanks for the memories, and please send me a catalogue." - ELEANORE JOHNSON, HIAWATHA, IA

"When I was a little girl, I would take my babysitting money down to the old Woolworth's five-and-dime in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, and buy a bottle of Evening in Paris for my mother. We were a poor family, and I was the oldest of seven children born in eight years to my parents . . . both still living, praise God. She would love the blue cobalt glass bottles and display them on the window sill. We just loved to see those bottles in the light -- it made me think we were rich!" - Donna Mengel, North Wales, PA

"My memory of this wonderful scent was from being a little girl. My granny had a great-smelling perfume. She didn't wear it all the time, because I noticed always when she did. Grandma Zenna lived with our family, as she was widowed young with three small children and never remarried, just worked hard and raised her children on her own. So I am sure something like Evening in Paris was a real luxury for her. One day I saw the little blue bottle and thought how beautiful it was. I am sure it was a gift to her from someone very special. Then I smelled it as she put some on, and I've never forgotten that fragrance. I acquired one of the little blue bottles for my bottle collection, and it sits on my shelf so I can see it and remember. I tried to find Evening in Paris many times on the Internet, to no avail. My sister, who is awesome, by the way, sent it as a surprise. As I pulled it out of the box, I felt so many emotions and excitement in my heart because I can still smell it in my memory from years ago, and we had lost Granny in 1986. So as I opened the bottle and sprayed it on my hand, I said, "This is it!" I cried and couldn't quit smelling it, as I felt the love and memories that had been so much a part of Grandma Zenna, and my special little sister who has brought this back to me with the note, "Remembering Grandma and thinking of you. Love, Bev."" - Debbie Gepford, Pittsburg, KS

"Springfield, Missouri, had a square where old and young went to shop and see others. Maybe I was 12 years old and bus fare was a nickel. I walked miles to get to the square. Some of the shops did not welcome kids. Except for the menswear shops, all of the shops had lady clerks who would come at you like a hornet and demand to help you. If you were "just looking," she glued herself to you. If you touched anything, she was at your elbow, saying, "Is that what you want to buy?" So mostly the kids went to the five-and-dime. Once there we went to the perfume counter where the clerk sometimes would spritz a tiny bit of Evening In Paris into the air from a beautiful blue bottle. It was wonderful. One of the girls at school had enough money and bought a bottle. Lucky girl. But she wore it to school and got into trouble. The teacher passed her desk, looked at her, and said, "So you are the one smelling up my room? Come out into the hall! I want to talk to you." We could overhear the teacher telling her to go wash that stuff off and don't let me catch you wearing it to my classroom again! I was horrified. Smelling up the room? Don't let me catch you wearing it to my room again? The teacher was the first and only one I knew who did not like that heavenly perfume. I hated teachers after that. I never bought any Evening In Paris, because I had to use my money for lunches or bus fare, but I never forgot Evening In Paris. By the way, when I went to the University of Arizona in Tucson years later, I was given an aptitude test. The counselor glowed at me and said, "You were meant to be a teacher! Your aptitude shows you would be perfect." Nooo way! I hated teachers. The counselor and I met for other tests on other days, and he would not let me forget that I would be a perfect teacher. Finally I relented and became a science teacher and taught grades 7-12 for 16+ years. I never forgot Evening In Paris and how I almost missed becoming a teacher, not because of the perfume, but because of a teacher who did not think kids had feelings or deserved being spoken to in a respectful way. Oh,yes, I did not see that you carry Tabu. Am I spelling it correctly? Tabu was another favorite of mine. Thanks! Lynn Wright" - Lynn Wright, Silver Spring, , MD

"From as far back as I can remember (about age 3 or 4), my Mom used to wear this perfume. I loved the beautiful blue bottle on her dresser and I loved the way she smelled. I had found a bottle on eBay recently but was so disappointed when it didn't smell very good (due to age). Thankfully, they are making it again. Now future generations will have the same fond memories that I have. Everything about this scent is lovely, including the bottles. When I think of Evening in Paris, it embodies a beautiful smell for the beautiful lady who wore it...My MOM!! It's like having all-encompassing love in a bottle. After reading others remarks, I know that I am not alone and they too have fond memories of this fragrance and their beautiful Moms." - Cari Moreno, Santa Maria, CA

"Hello, my family has great history in annapolis,maryland. My grandmother, Helena Thompson, was a very sweet grandmother. I have very fond memories of staying overnight with her and smelling her perfume, Evening in Paris. I remember the beautiful colbalt bottle, too. Thank you for bringing this wonderful scent of memories back to us." - Cherylee Mayhew-Barnes, Crofton, MD

"I am just in love with that blue bottle and the memories it brings when I think of it and the nice scent. I recall looking at the pretty bottles at my 5&10 store wanting so bad to buy myself a small bottle. NEVER could, but, suprise, I got a beautiful set for Christmas. I saved it forever and ever. I still have it today. I would like to have more colonge but $50.00 is just too much for me now. I am disabled and can no longer afford it, so memories will have to be for now, and that's not bad." - Irene Pine, Albuquerque, NM

"When I was a little girl in the 1950's I remember going to my Grandmother Kelley's house. She would let me smell her collections of fragrance. I chose my favorite, Evening in Paris. I thought it was discontinued, then I found it on your ad. Thanks." - Quinetta James, Jonesboro, AR

"My sister bought me a combo package of Evening in Paris and a cobalt blue necklace and bracelet when I became a teenager. I still have the necklace and bracelet, but I never thought I'd find the perfume again. Thank you! Thank you! Juanita" - Juanita Parsons, Fredericksburg, VA

"This is the most beautiful scent of all I have ever worn. Everyone wants to know what it is, and I like the guessing games they go through trying to "name that fragrance." I love it! Thanks for this opportunity to promote a beautiful product." - Mary Collins, Stone Mountain, GA

"My 84-year-old mother-in-law was so pleased to get this as a gift. It brought back memories of her girlhood and included me with tales and smells of the past. Thank you." - Marie Giddins, Australia, AL

"When I was a young girl, Evening in Paris was sold in the five-and-dime. Without fail, at Christmas I always gave a bottle to my Mother. My aunt recently gave me an old bottle she had just sitting in her home. It still had a little left in the bottle so I took off the cap, smelled it, and old memories came back. I have the bottle sitting in a spot in my living room."-Rose Helen Myers, Mansfield, OH

"My brother was in the Marines in 1964, and when he came home for Christmas, he brought me my very first bottle of perfume. I was 7 years old. I will always remember the fragrance and how beautiful the bottle was. A girl always remembers her first perfume, right?"-Carolyn Taylo, New Lebanon, OH

"I started wearing Evening in Paris when I was a teenager, in the 1940s. I couldn't wait for special occasions or affairs to get dolled up and wear my special parfum. I married in 1951 and since my husband was sent to Germany I just could not wear it because it made me realize how very much I missed him and wanted him home. He came home in 1953, and the first thing he bought me was Evening in Paris. A whole set of it! I didn't know he even noticed it. Because it being a gift from him, I was very careful to make it last. I still have that set. Every once in awhile I take it out and dab it on. Oh, the beautiful memories. Thank you for bringing it back."-ANNA RITTER, DEPTFORD, NJ

""Like so many others I remember the dark blue bottle on my mother's dresser!! And how she would very carefully open the bottle and apply just a few dabs here and there, but she would smell good for a long, long time!! My father really liked the scent and she would wear it when they went out together!! I was told that I was too young to wear it!! "-Sofia Jacobsen, Lebanon, TN

"My boyfriend gave me a gift set for Christmas the first year we were together. It was beautiful, smelled so good, I was so surprised and happy. I still have the bottles and music box, of course they are empty but still as beautiful. The music box is not in good shape, but after 54 years, not much is still the same. We just celeberated our 50th wedding anniversary, and I decided to see if I could find Evening in Paris again. To my surprise, here it is. I am going to order some of it soon. I hope to find it in a set again. The smell was so wonderful and I was so proud to wear it. That was in 1958, have not seen any in years. So glad I can still get it." - Janice Brooks, Sardis, TN

"My mother was given a bottle in 1939 for her 13th birthday by her uncle as her first grown-up present. I have still got the tiny blue bottle with a small amount in it." - Sue Fox, Merseyside, UK

""When I was a little girl of 10, I always noticed that when my mom went to work at a baby food factory in Chicago, she wore a blue uniform and a cap, sort of like the kind waitresses might have worn. Each day after dressing, my mom would stand back, pull up her nylons, and pat her hair after taking the pin-curls out and combing it. Her beautiful dark brown hair and then took that BLUE bottle off her dressing table, and dabbed some of it behihd her ears and upon the inside of each wrist, and just a tad on the white handkerchief, she wore in the uniform pocket.Oh, she smelled so wonderful! Upon reading this, I am thinking of her as she passed away at the age of 57. She never got to see her grandchildren grow up, and now she would be so proud of them. All five of our children are college-educated. And she has three great grand kids: Twin girls, 15, and a two-year-old boy. I am now reminiscing; my husband and I have been married for many years. I was 18, and he 21. On my first date with a young handsome blonde guy, and I a pretty red head, we fell in love and later married. We are still in love For my birthday this coming June, I will request some Evening In Paris perfume and other products from that line. WOW! I hope you who read this and recall it will try it again. I have tried so many scents - and expensive ones as well - and I await for my memories to get shipped to me." - Carole Podgorny, Palatine, IL

"My story is short and sweet, and just like others, my mom wore it the 50s and early 60s. Then, as you said, it disappeared, but I said, "When I grow up I hope it is still around." I never forgot Evening in Paris, and then at 57 I found it in your Vermont Country Store, and I hope you will always have it. Even though it has been many, many years, I finally found it. A million many 'Thank you's.'" - Susan Egan, Hawley, PA

"I started working when I was 13 or 14, so I always had my own spending money. I bought my own perfume or cologne. That must be how I found Evening in Paris. I wore it through all my dating years and as long as I could find it after I was married. We have been married 56 years now, and I found it in your catalogue. I bought myself a bottle and then got my friend one for Christmas. It smells just as good as ever. Thank you." - Shirley Bowser, Brookville, OH

"I was browsing in an antique store, and there it was - my grandmother's perfume bottle, Evening in Paris. I took the lid off, the smell was still there, and memories flood me of times as a little girl, and seeing one item on her dressing table - a cobalt blue bottle of Evening in Paris. Memories of her during the time I first remember her bottle of Evening in Paris goes back 55 years as a little girl." - Susan Ireland, Clovis, CA

"When I was just 12 years old, my older sister was given a bottle of Evening in Paris perfume by our uncle. I smelled the perfume, and every chance I got I would sneak some of it. It was the fist perfume I fell in love with, and almost 50 years later I still can remember the scent, so I'm very happy to know that I'll be able to get a bottle of my own; and maybe I'll let my sister use some of mine this time." - patti burton, bensalem, AL

"My older sister got a bottle of Evening In Paris Cologne for Christmas in 1951 and I was about 7 years old and I poured it all over myself. Boy, was she mad at me, and I have been trying to find this for years so that I can replace it. She will never let me live this down at all. Thank you!" - Mattie Lee Bush, Garland, AL

"I remember my mom had a little blue bottle of this perfume (she absolutely loved it) and like so many women, only wore it on special occasions. As she grew older and the perfume was no longer available, she would light up when the name Evening In Paris was mentioned. Sadly, she passed away this past January, and I am only now seeing that it is available once again. " - Anthony D, Las Vegas, NV

"When I was a child in Jersey City, I recall going to Fisher Bier's 5 and 10 store at Journal Square to buy Evening in Paris cologne for my mother for Christmas. I also liked the talc that was sold in that fragrance, and sometimes, I bought that for myself. Mostly, I loved being able to buy Mom something that I could afford, as it was very inexpensive then (I am 68 now) -- good memories!" - Patri Thayer, Williamsburg, VA