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May 10, 2010



Thanks for writing about Toujours Moi. I love the beautiful advertisements. I am still searching for an affordable bottle of the Corday but I did find the Max Factor edition of Toujours Moi and it is very nice indeed; long-lasting and the drydown is gorgeous. I don't find it monochromatic, except for maybe the first few minutes. The Dicios translation site is good to know about--I have been discouraged from using Google because it is so clunky.


The Corday ads are actually what drew me to their perfumes, Elizabeth. The'yre wonderful! And yes, Google Translation is inadvertantly hilarious; not so much if you actually want to know what the writer is saying! Let me know if you want to do a swap of the Corday TM and the Max Factor version you have. I'd love to know if/how they're different.


I read somewhere that if a box of perfume (or the sticker on the underside of the bottle) has a zip code for New York or whatever city the perfume was made in, then it indicates a vintage year of 1962 or later. Prior to that, zip codes weren't in use.

Hopefully, that helps date any mystery bottles of Toujour Mois that you have. Does anyone know when Max Factor did the reformulation?


Barbara, I would be happy to do a swap! Please email me and we'll set it up.

And anonymous, that is a very interesting idea. I will look at my bottle when I get home from work tonight. I often look at supposedly vintage bottles/packaging from Europe for the large lower case "e". According to Wikipedia, "It is a mark required to be appended to the nominal mass or volume printed on prepackaged goods for sale within the European Union. It certifies that the actual contents of the package comply with specified criteria for estimation." As near as I can tell, it was proposed in 1976, although I am not yet clear if that was when it was put into use. Nevertheless, it can be a useful clue.

Angela Cox

Wonderful article,thank-you.