For our U.S. readers who are celebrating the 4th of July, here’s a patriotic-themed post. Take a look at these 1970′s perfume ads.
The first is for “Moon Drops: Not imported From Anywhere. It’s simply out of this world.”
The second is for “Norell: The First Great Perfume Born in America.”
Do you notice anything that they have in common? (Besides their sheer 1970′s-ishness, that is.)
Apparently the advertising for both these products was designed to combat the “Only foreign nations like France can make great perfume” misconception that ruled the fragrance industry until the late 1970s.
Certainly this notion seems out of date today when one considers how many American “born” fragrances dominate the sales charts.
Are these ads a fragrant foreshadowing of things to come almost 40 years later??
Could they prove to be perfumed prognostications of future world events???
Nawww, not really. The Right Beauty Brain just thought they’d make a cool post.