Mon 06 21
The Muse Behind The Fragrance
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Inspired by one of the theatrical greats of her day, Tallulah Bankhead. A wilful, headstrong woman with a remarkable facility for attracting attention. Known for being outrageous, desirable and completely irresistible.
After winning a local beauty contest at age 15, she submitted her photograph to a movie fan magazine and, as a result, landed bit roles in a few silent films made in 1918. That same year, she made her Broadway debut in Squab Farm. Though she lacked training and discipline, she possessed a dazzling stage presence, her husky voice providing fascinating contrast with her good looks. Quickly ascending to stardom, she just as easily gained renown for her quick-witted outspokenness and indefatigable party going.
Disney animator Marc Davis once told of his inspiration for drawing Disney's Cruella De Vil, one of pop culture's most recognisable, enduring villains. It is said that Cruella De Vil is wicked - But Tallulah Bankhead was even wilder.
He looked to real life "bad" women, and while he said there was a number of different people who he kept in mind while drawing her, only one name made it to print.
Let this spirited and rebellious fragrance consume you as the scent of bluebells and white flowers fade and the warm notes of blond woods leave you wanting more.
The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner. – Tallulah Bankhead