J.Hannah Co. Releases Sunset Blvd.

Sunset Blvd. has arrived.  Our newest natural perfume is inspired by Billy Wilder’s 1950 film classic about a has-been silent picture diva who schemes to return to the big screen. 

The perfume is a dramatic oriental with notes of rose, yuzu, cinnamon, patchouli, and tonka bean. I studied film in my undergraduate studies and classic films are my favorite. So with this perfume I kept thinking, "What did it smell like in Norma Desmond's dressing room?" Our new perfume Sunset Blvd. is my vision of that scent. In the film the performance by Gloria Swanson is so haunting with all her drama, pride, and sadness. I wanted to reflect the characters descent by capturing a brightness in the spicy citrus top that dries to a fruity floral, and finally a powdered earthy finish. To me, Norma is like a gorgeous wilting flower.

I have been working on this perfume for some time, making sure it is exactly as envisioned. It has aged to perfection and is ready for an audience, much like Norma was ready for her close-up. Get your bottle of Sunset Blvd. here.

Norma Desmand, played by Gloria Swanson. Sunset Boulevard, 1950.

Norma Desmand, played by Gloria Swanson. Sunset Boulevard, 1950.