Note: Please understand that this website is not affiliated with the Dana company in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the Dana fragrances.

The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Dana company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back your favorite perfume!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the perfume, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories), who knows, perhaps someone from the company might see it.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bridal Bouquet by Dana c1969

 Bridal Bouquet by Dana: launched in 1969. Some of my sources state that it was first launched in 1935, but I cannot find any period advertisements to confirm this.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Dana Perfume Tester Racks

Great looking tester racks for Dana perfumes, made up of black Bakelite. Perfumes shown are: Emir, Tabu, 20 Carats, Platine, and Ambush

Monday, April 13, 2015

Kali by Dana c1950

Kali by Dana: launched in 1950, some sources say 1933, but Dana trademarked the name in 1952 and claimed use since 1944.

The name Kali refers to a Hindu goddess with a long and complex history in Hinduism. Sometimes presented as dark and violent, killing demons, Kali is also portrayed as a benevolent mother-goddess.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Ambush by Dana c1955

Ambush by Dana was launched in 1955. It was reportedly created by Jean Carles.

It was available in parfum and eau de cologne.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Emir by Dana c1936

Emir by Dana: launched in 1936 in France,  it was introduced to the USA in 1947.. Created by perfumer Jean Carles. The perfume was created in Paris and from the inspiration of fabulous Persia and blended from imported Oriental essences.

 "Because of this completely new perfume, you dare to dream again"

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Tabu by Dana c1932

In this guide I will introduce you to the sensual world of Tabu perfume by Dana. Tabu was created in 1932 by Jean Carles in response to a request made to him instructing him to create a perfume that a prostitute would wear, also known as "un parfum de puta".

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Platine by Dana c1938

Platine by Dana: launched in 1938 in France and in USA by 1939.

The name means "platinum" and the bottles had silvery platinum foil flakes floating inside to resemble platinum. The fragrance was also released in Spanish-speaking countries as Platino.

Friday, November 7, 2014

20 Carats by Dana c1933

20 Carats was first introduced in 1933 by Dana who launched Tabu just one year before. Originally only sold in their Parisian boutique, 20 Carats may have only been introduced to American women during this time by soldiers returning from duty in France, bringing home perfumes for their sweethearts, sisters and mothers.

Sunday, November 2, 2014