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


The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Helena Rubinstein 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.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Apple Blossom by Helena Rubinstein c1936

Apple Blossom by Helena Rubinstein: launched in 1936. Developed by Helena Rubinstein's chief chemist and technical director, Dr. Stephen A. Karas, who also created the Heaven Sent perfume, according to his obituary.

Created by georges reboul and jacques jantzen.


Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Barynia by Helena Rubinstein c1985

Barynia by Helena Rubinstein: launched in 1985. Barynia, is a Russian word meaning princess, and was the first fine fragrance launched under the Helena Rubinstein name. The fragrance was created by Norbert Bijaoui as a tribute to the company's creator Madame Helena Rubinstein, who died in 1965.




Barynia was originally available in the following products:
  • 0.17 oz Parfum Mini
  • 0.25 oz Parfum Purse Spray
  • 0.50 oz Parfum
  • 0.17 oz Eau de Parfum Mini
  • 1.7 oz Eau de Parfum
  • 3.3 oz Eau de Parfum
  • 6.8 oz Eau de Parfum
  • 3.3 oz Perfumed Body Oil
  • Savon Parfumee (Perfumed Soap)

Fragrance Composition:



So what does it smell like? It is classified as an aldehydic fruity floral fragrance for women with a chypre dry down.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, Amalfi lemon, bergamot
  • Heart notes: carnation, hyacinth, orris root, jasmine, lily-of-the-valley, orchid, rose, tuberose, violet
  • Base notes: vanilla, patchouli, oakmoss, benzoin, musk, sandalwood, vetiver, civet

Fate of the Fragrance:


Discontinued, date unknown. It was still being sold in 1990. At some time in the 1990s, the Barynia name and trademark, but not the formula, was purchased by G.D. Incorporated, who introduced their version of the fragrance and relaunched it. These reformulated boxes will be marked with the GD Incorporated name and not Helena Rubinstein.



Heaven Sent c1941

In 1924, a company named Julius Garfinkle & Co created a perfume named Heaven Sent, however, this was in no way connected with the well known Heaven Sent perfume.


Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Noa Noa by Helena Rubinstein c1953

Noa Noa by Helena Rubinstein: launched in 1953. Inspired by "Presentation de l'Ancien culte mahorie: La clef de Noa-Noa," by Paul Gauguin. Noa Noa means "'fragrance" — the sweet smell of homemade coconut oil perfumed with gardenia petals, called monoi, in which his lover, Teha'amana, like all Tahitian girls used to rub into their hair and body.