Posted by Robin on 5 February 2009 25 Comments
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Oh my goodness….I SOOOO wanted to be that lady when I was a tween! I can still remember the smell of Jontue…I had so anticipated this for a Christmas gift, but was very disappointed since I could never get past the intense scent of gardenia's. tear!
“Sensual, but not too far from innocence”? Is that like being a little bit pregnant? LOL
Funny — I know I had a bottle at some point in my life, but I'll be darned if I can remember what it smelled like other than “flowers”.
HA, perhaps! But boy, could this be any more innocent of a romantic fantasy? So much more so than what you'd get today…I mean, really, a man on a white horse! In a cape, no less!
Love that ad! I wore Jontue like crazy and it's on my mental list of “Need to Smell Agains” with Tatiana and To a Wild Rose.
ha! I guess so…..
So if I don't wear Jontue, I don't get to be wonderful?
Me too…but I was older than a tween at the time! Even though I pictured myself running through fields in a diaphanous dress, I'll be darned if I can remember what Jontue smelled like. Unfortunately no handsome, caped men on white horses appeared to carry me off…maybe that's why I stopped wearing it.
Hey, I remember Tatiana but “To A Wild Rose”, no — who made that?
Ohmygosh! I didn't even have to watch it – I remembered it immediately. I actually believed that's what my “grown-up” life would be like. I'm laughing because rather than being about riding horses and men in capes, it ended up being about accounting and whose turn it is to take out the garbage.
That is hilarious! BUT we have to smell good while taking out the rubbish, no?!
pbi… Isn't that also a classic Avon scent? I need to try that one again, too!
Thanks for the nostalgia! Another of my favorites from that era is Le Jardin de Max Factor (with spokesmodel Jane Seymour). That one must have had some wonderfully swoony commercials, too.
Wild Rose has been redone for the Vermont Country Store – it was Avon, and one of my very first perfumes – I must have been all of 10 maybe.
I remember Le Jardin! And the other one, Le Fleur Rose!
Oh, does this bring back memories! I loved Jontue when I was, like 11 or 12, and I'm sure my old bottle is still on the dresser in my old room at my parents' house. If I recall, it was a white floral? Gardenia, Rose, maybe tuberose…
The flanker, Jontue Moonlight, was not so great.
Hey, Revlon.com lists the notes:
Top Notes: Bergamot, Chamomile, Cypress, Rose, Gardenia
Mid Notes: Sage, Tuberose, Mimosa, Geranium, Ylang
Dry Down: Benzoin, Musk, Oakmoss, Vetiver, Patchouly
Nope, don't think so.
That's from the 80s?? Don't know how I've forgotten all these.
Oh my. Again, all I remember is “flowers” — would be interesting to smell it again to see if it rings any bells…
I'm going to try to find my old bottle when I stop by my folks house this weekend. I'll post here again & let you know how it is. I'm sure 20 yrs of poor storage won't help, though.
Do — I'd love to hear!
I found it, sniffed it, and tried it on….and it was pretty. Rose, ylang-ylang, gardenia, tuberose, and bergamot, but nothing really stuck out for me. The bergamot and geranium faded fast on me. It's a white floral that tends to be on the sweet side (not nearly as much as White Shoulders) and the dry down is a little woody, but delicate. I can definitely smell the vetiver and the patchouli, and a little of the benzoin. I can see that the sweetness is what makes it popular for young(er) girls, but it did wear off for me in the drydown. At least, that's how it played out on my skin.
I'd love to see it reviewed here on NST. It was definitely a decent perfume for under $9! (and I'm sure it was even less than $9 when it was bought for me in what had to have been 1986 or 1987.)
I wonder how your old bottle compares to the new stuff though? It has to have been massively reformulated over the years. Will see if I can find a tester somewhere…
My mom wore it! lol The end of the commercial reminds me of a painting… although I can't remember which one. It just looks familiar. A man on a horse and the woman beside him…
That's what I'm wondering how the “vintage” (oh, how it pains me to write that! It makes me seem old!) formula smells versus the recent formula. If I see it on sale at the pharmacy, I might spring for a new bottle & compare.
Sometimes that's fun, sometimes it's just depressing!
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