Saturday, May 4, 2013

Bienaime Perfumes

Bienaime established in 1935 by Robert Bienaime.  Located at 396-rue saint-Honoré, Paris. Robert Bienaime as a perfumer originally with Houbigant (he created the beautiful perfume, Quelques Fleurs), but decided to launch perfumes under his own name.


The perfumes of Bienaime of Paris France:
  • 1935 Eveil
  • 1935 Chypre Impérial
  • 1935 Fleurs D'Eté (summery, sweet floral perfume)
  • 1935 La Vie en Fleurs (a rose dominated floral perfume)
  • 1935 Lavande de Valreas
  • 1935 Vermeil
  • 1935 Sur les Aimes
  • 1936 Caravane (spicy oriental chypre perfume)
  • 1936 Enfin Jeuls
  • 1937 Fleurs de Provence (a summery floral perfume)
  • 1938 Jours Heureux
  • 1943 Les Carnations
  • 1948 Dentelle
  • 1949 Chypre
  • 1950 Cuir de Russie (Russian leather perfume)

Sketch, 1939:
"Biename's Fleurs de Provence perfume. It seems to have imprisoned all the elusive scents of a summer garden, and it is an ideal perfume to wear with the sentimental clothes of the moment. Next comes Caravane, exhilarating and gay, creating a perfect aura for the true sophisticate."

Mademoiselle, 1940:
"Biename's Caravane, Vermeil, Dentelle, Chypre Imperial, Fleurs d'Ete from $4.35 to $32.25."


Bottles used by Bienaime were designed by Pierre d'Avesn and manufactured by Pochet et du Courval.

Caravane parfum, c1936, photo by ebay seller lilyrose40

Caravane is classified as a spicy oriental chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: bergamot, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and anise
  • Middle notes: incense, ylang ylang, jasmine, myrrh and Taif rose 
  • Base notes: vanilla, sandalwood, vetiver, leather, cedar, frankincense, amber, and musk

Jours Heureux, c1951, photo by Perfume Bottles Auction

Fleurs d'Ete, c1935, photo by Pierre Berge.

La Vie en Fleurs, c1935, photo by ebay seller days-gone-collection

La Vie en Fleurs is classified as a floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: citrus
  • Middle notes: rose
  • Base notes:

Fleurs D'Ete, Caravane and Lavande de Valreas, c1939, photo by ebay seller eroma

Chypre Imperiale, c1935, photo by ebay seller original-picker1

Lavande de Valreas, c1939, photo by ebay seller cclinne

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