I was surprised at the splash bottle and transferred it to an atomizer.
I realized that this was an older formula, so I just HAD to sneak a spray.
It's a "one squirt wonder", incredibly strong, be careful and conscientious about gassing others. I liked the Gardenia-ness of it, but not the soapy-ness. Also regarding the ageist comments: I cannot imagine why anyone would come here and deprecate healthy women for living good, strong, long lives.
Makes me yearn for gloves, hats, slips, and stockings. I'm not sure which flower smell is which, but what a gorgeous floral. Had it not been for White Shoulders, i would not have known how important Gardenia would become in my scent-o-verse.
White Shoulders is one of the first fragrances produced by Evyan of New York City. How could they change the name to be inclusive to all? I bought my bottle in 1975 and I still have some left in it that smells as perfect as the day I bought it. In an episode of That 70’s Show Eric buys this For Donna as a gift, when this aired (1998 maybe) I asked my mother ( who was a teenager in the 70’s) if she remembered it.
White Shoulders is a classic floral based on aldehydes, white flowers (gardenia, jasmine, tuberose, lily-of-the-valley, lilac, lily and orris) and complex final notes (amber, benzoin, musk, civet and oak moss). Huh, I never thought about the potentially racist name of the perfume, but golly, the poster below is right. A bottle today sells on e Bay for hundreds of dollars..for good reason. She told me it was an old lady perfume even back then and that it was one of my great grandmother’s favourites.