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Please understand that this website is not affiliated with any of the perfume companies written about here in any way, it is only a reference page and repository of information for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

One of the goals of this website is to show the present owners of the various perfumes and cologne brands that are featured here how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the fragrance, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories, what it reminded you of, maybe a relative wore it, or you remembered seeing the bottle on their vanity table), who knows, perhaps someone from the company brand might see it.

Vintage Perfumes For Sale

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

City of Paris

City of Paris was a fanciful name of a a department store of Paris, San Francisco, Ca. that opened its doors in 1850. Their flagship store in San Francisco was built in 1896 and rebuilt in 1909, probably due to damage from the 1906 earthquake.


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Alphonse Rallet

Alphonse Rallet (1819-1894) established his perfumery company Rallet in 1843 in Moscow. Rallet's perfumes, soaps and cosmetics were so popular that by 1900, he was the most distinguished of all perfumeries in Russia. His excellence in quality made him the official supplier to the royal courts of Russia, Romania, Serbia, Persia and Montenegro.  

After the death of Alphonse Rallet, the company was purchased by Chiris, a raw material supplier from Grasse, France.  When the Russian Revolution took over and Rallet's Russian assets were nationalized in 1917, the company was reestablished in France. It was here in 1920, that the famous perfumer and technical director, Ernest Beaux , created several perfumes for Gabrielle Chanel, most notably Chanel No. 5, which remains a best seller almost 100 years after its creation in 1921.

In 1926, Francois Coty acquired Rallet.


"A. Ралле и Ко."

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Lasso by Jean Patou c1956

Lasso by Jean Patou: launched 1956 , advertised as "your secret weapon." It was created by Guy Robert.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Parfumerie Miga

Parfumerie Miga was established by Villy Frey at 99 Zweierstrasse, Zurich in 1925.

The company bought up bankrupt stock and expanded to Cuba. Acquired by Drialys in 1940.

Villy Frey was registered in France on December 18, 1934 under No. 234511. No. 88829 - March 5, 1935. VILLY FREY (manufacture and trade) 99, Zweierstrasse, Zurich (Switzerland). Cosmetics of all kinds. - Registered in Switzerland on 5 December 1934 with YN.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019

Jennings Perfumery Company

The Jennings Perfumery Co. was located at 19-21 So Ottawa Street Grand Rapids, Mich.

Established 1872 by Charles W. Jennings.


Saturday, May 11, 2019

Valentino by Valentino c1977

Valentino by Valentino: launched in 1977. Created by Givaudan-Roure. Originally launched in Europe by an Italian licensee that went bankrupt, it's popularity began to fade before it even reached American shores. The launch party was at the Paris Opera in 1978, followed by a gala dinner at Maxim's. The fragrance was promoted and marketed by Princess Ira von Furstenberg, who worked as a publicist in 1980.


Friday, April 26, 2019

Blazer by Anne Klein c1974

Blazer by Anne Klein: launched in 1974 in association with Helena Rubinstein.

When Blazer was created, Anne Klein was best known for structured ready-to-wear apparel, as epitomized by her blazer which became world famous, fashion for the modern woman of the early 1970s.




Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Zarolia by Maitland Philipe c1981

 Zarolia perfume was launched in 1981 by award winning designer Maitland Philipe (Philip Maitland-Kraft) and distributed by T. Barclay Perfumes Inc..


Monday, April 15, 2019

Marie Earle Perfumes

Established in 5th Avenue New York in 1910.



Ombre Rose by JC Brosseau c1981

(Rose Shadow) Launched in 1982 in USA
In association with Parfums Jean Patou: created by Françoise Caron of Roure Perfumers;


Société Parisienne de Verreries

SPV (Société Parisienne de Verreries/Parisian Society of Glass) at Orly. Abbreviated to 'SPV'; established by Louis de Beaune at Boulevard Auguste Blanqui in Paris in 1889; glass manufacturer, merged with C Depinoix in 1936




c1926




Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Laura Biagiotti by Laura Biagiotti c1982

Laura Biagiotti by Laura Biagiotti: launched in 1982. This was the first Laura Biagiotti perfume, it was later known as Fiori Bianchi (White Flowers) in 1991.

This fragrance was manufactured by Ellen Betrix and distributed in the United States by New York-based Accents and Essentials.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Calisher and Company Perfumes

AB Calisher & Co. was located at 112 Franklin Street New York. Established in 1893 by Aaron B. Calisher, Joseph H. Calisher and Nathan Calisher.



Thursday, January 24, 2019

Poujol

Poujol was established by Gustav K. Poujol. The imported French perfume line was carried by Mandel Brothers in the USA.

In addition to perfumes, sachets, soap, talcum powder, toilet waters, Poujol also made cosmetics including face powder (and compacts), lipstick,  rouge, cleansing tissues.

Gustav Poujol died on February 3, 1913 at the age of 78 years old at his home at 520 Court Street, Reading, PA, following complications from an illness lasting over several months. He was born in France in 1835 and first came to America in 1868, settling first in Philadelphia and later resettled in Reading about five years later. He was a naturalized citizen of the United States. For 43 years he was employed by the TA Willson Spectacle Company and only just retired three years from active work before his death. He was also noted as a perfumer. He was survived by his widow, a son, Charles H. Poujol, of Hunt, MO, and a daughter, Mrs. Chester Gery of Reading. Other relatives included: Mrs. George Beal of Mt. Penn, PA; Mrs. James Prior, Trenton, NJ; and Mrs. Jacob Greenbaum of Lorraine. His funeral service was held at his late residence and the funerary sermon was preached by Rev. HC Lilly. Poujol had a private interment in an Alsace cemetery.

Poujol's perfumes were still being sold in 1935. I *think* that perhaps after Gustav Poujol passed away, the company may have been purchased by Mandel Brothers and became a subsidiary as I started seeing it called "Mandel's Poujol"perfume in early 1930s newspaper advertisements.








The perfumes of Poujol:
  • 1923 Chypre
  • 1923 Ambre Noir
  • 1923 Origan d'Or
  • 1923 Heliotrope
  • 1923 Jolie Fleurs
  • 1923 Peau d'Espagne
  • 1923 Honeysuckle
  • 1923 Wallflower
  • 1923 Jockey Club
  • 1923 Charme de Poujol 
  • 1923 Trefle
  • 1923 Oriental Bouquet
  • 1923 Muguet
  • 1923 Crabapple
  • 1923 Violette
  • 1923 Rose
  • 1923 Mimosa
  • 1923 Lilac
  • 1923 Jasmin
  • 1923 Ambre
  • 1923 Narcisse/Narcissus
  • 1925 Stilligan
  • 1927 Orchidee
  • 1929 Sweet Pea
  • 1929 Magnolia
  • 1929 Gardenia
  • 1934 A
  • 1934 B
  • 1934 C







The bottles shown in the above advertisements were discontinued for the new style shown below.





Friday, January 18, 2019

Columbian Exposition 1893

"The World's Columbian Exposition (the official shortened name for the World's Fair: Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair and Chicago Columbian Exposition) was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival to the New World in 1492.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Organza by Givenchy c1996

Organza by Givenchy: launched in October 1996 during the Paris spring Pret-a-Porter. . Created by Sophie Labbe. The fragrance was inspired by the gauzy fabric.





Monday, August 6, 2018

White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor c1991

White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor: launched in 1991. Created by Carlos Benaim. (created by Sophia Grosjman of IFF).

Elizabeth Taylor fashioned a fragrance inspired by her well-known love of fine gems: White Diamonds.



Sunday, July 29, 2018

Narcisse Perfume Bottles

Caron's Narcisse Noir was so popular that it spawned many imitations, including the shape of the bottle. Some competitors tried to copy the bottle as close as possible without breaking the copyright or trademark laws, while others were a bit more unique in design.


Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Collecting Blue Glass Commercial Perfume Bottles


In this guide, I will introduce you to the wonderful world of commercial perfume bottles made up of blue glass.

These elegant beauties were produced mainly during the 1920s-1950s and most have Art Deco influences. I know I don't have every one listed, if I missed one, let me know! Current values given below are for average book values and auction estimates. Why not start a collection focusing on just the blue glass bottles?



Rose Rouge by Catany: launched in the 1920s, opaque turquoise blue glass bottle, upright rectangular shape with thin profile, translucent blue glass stopper, button shape. Round gold label "ROSE ROUGE CATANY PARIS".Molded "FRANCE" on bottom. Produced by Cristalleries de Nancy.. Height 4.1 ins. / 10.4 cm.




Au Coeur des Calices by Coty: launched in 1913, pale blue glass bottle molded with design of flower petals and has a bee shaped stopper. Bottle by Rene Lalique.




Sol de Triana by Myrurgia: cobalt blue glass perfume bottle and molded floral stopper, ornate gold foil labels.  3 3/4".



Prince Matchabelli crown shaped perfume bottle and stopper in opaque blue glass with gilt detail. Marked Germany. 4". Used for various Matchabelli perfumes.




Nuit d'Amour by Godet: launched in 1925, transparent cobalt blue glass bottle with silver enamel. base acid etched France.

Dans la Nuit by Worth:launched in 1920, round disk shaped bottle with disk stopper molded with crescent moon and perfume name or with stars, by Lalique. Other variations of this bottle exist.

Jicky by Guerlain: launched in 1936 , cobalt blue glass "lanterne" bottle with clear glass stopper. Bottle was inspired by the arc lights of Paris. This bottle was also used for other Guerlain scents. In the photo below, the label is applied incorrectly, it should be on the base of the bottle.



Lucretia Vanderbilt by Lucretia Vanderbilt: launched in 1925, cobalt blue cased glass bottle, blue dauber-stopper, metal base and neck chain with silver butterfly logo. Same bottle was used for Blue Sky by Mori, also in the 1920s. 1925 Lucretia Vanderbilt Lucretia Vanderbilt cased blue glass perfume bottle




Lune de Miel by Benoit: launched in 1926, rare opaque turquoise blue glass bottle with crescent moon face and stars in silver finish,bottle by Depinoix.



Leda by Raffy: launched in 1925, cobalt blue glass bottle, nearly identical to the one for Lucretia Vanderbilt and Mori's Blue Sky perfume, but has a blue and silver foil paper label in the center reading "Raffy".



Blue Waltz by Joubert: launched in 1929, cobalt blue glass bottle with silver labels.


Parfum Pour Blondes by Lionceau: launched in 1927, opaque turquoise blue glass bottle with molded floral decoration. Botte made by H. Saumont.



Lilac by Prince Alexis N. Gagarin: launched in the 1920s, cobalt blue glass bottle, bottle has gilt enameled design of a crown and coat of arms, the stopper molded as the Russian Imperial double eagle and enameled in gold. This bottle was used for other Gagarin perfumes. Stands 3 3/4" tall.


Chance by Cherigan: launched in 1929, in opaque pearlescent blue glass bottle, with applied glass horseshoe and black glass stopper in silver gilt. Ht. 3 1/4 in (8 cm)



Je Reviens by Worth: launched in 1931, light cobalt blue glass bottle, cylindrical shape, fluted sides, by Lalique. Various sizes.



Canarina by Canarina: launched in 1928. Rene Lalique, Les Deux Bleus perfume bottle and dauber-stopper, blue glass, molded label and “eye” motif, molded Lalique mark. 2".



Blue Sky by Mori: launched in the 1920s, cobalt blue perfume bottle with the original “peacock tail” blue glass stopper that has a nice extended dauber. Base marked “France” and an obscure mark beneath. A factory “Parfum Francais” sticker is on one side and a “Blue Sky Parfum by Mori” paper label is on the other side. Stands 4 1/4" tall.



Evening in Paris by Bourjois: launched in 1926, cobalt blue glass bottles in various shapes and sizes.




Worth perfume atomizer, blue glass with star pattern. Signed Lalique. H. 5 inches. This might be fake.




Chu Chin Chow by Bryenne: launched in 1921, perfume bottle and inner stopper, cobalt blue glass, milk glass cover, gilt and enameled detail, labeling and signed G.K. Benda on bottom. 2 1/2" tall.



Springtime in Paris by Bourjois: launched in 1931, turquoise blue glass bottle, similar to the Evening in Paris bottles.

La Danse des Fleurs by Delettrez: launched in the early 1930s,  perfume bottle and stopper, cobalt blue glass, gilt details, snakeskin pattern box. 3 3/4" tall.





Heure Exquise by Breyenne: launched in 1924, blue glass bottle with gilt detail and labeled on base, in blue and gilt box with blue velvet cushion interior, 2 1/2" h x 3 1/2" w x 7/8" d.




Peking Moonlight by Oriental: launched in the 1920s, opaque turquoise blue glass.

Miracle by Lentheric: presented in a controlled bubble glass bottle, made in Czechoslovakia in 1935. This bottle can be found in different colors for different perfumes by Lentheric, rose for Lotus D'Or, green for Le Pirate, clear for Asphodele, and Numero Douze in amber. Bottle stands 4"  tall.


Argentina by Marques de Elorza: launched in 1929, cobalt blue glass bottle,  silver gilt detail. 4 1/8".


Jasmin by Divine: launched in 1930, cobalt blue glass bottle, black bakelite screw cap.

Coque d'Or by Guerlain: launched in 1938, cobalt blue bowtie shaped bottle by Baccarat, came in three sizes. Bottle was also gilded, and used for the perfumes Kriss and Dawamesk.


Nuit Etoilee de Bagdad by Diamant Bleu: launched in 1927, cobalt blue glass bottle by Societe Parisienne de Verreries (SPV), Julien Viard design.



Le Debut Bleu by Richard Hudnut: launched in 1927, opaque blue octagonal bottle with black stopper. Do not confuse this bottle with the 1980s bottle of similar design for Lou Lou by Cacharel.



Aveu D'Amour by Augusta Bernard: launched in the 1920s-1930s, cobalt glass bottle with clear frosted stopper.


Wild Jasmine by The House of Fragrance, Bermuda: launched in 1930, opaque turquoise blue glass bottle with transparent blue glass stopper. Bottle by Cristal Nancy.


Cocktail Hour by The Perfume Garret, Chicago: launched in 1940. Cobalt blue bottle molded with six sides with molded curlicues, arched shoulders, cobalt blue glass button stopper. Gold foil label. Bottle stands 3" tall.