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Monday, January 28, 2013

Georg Jensen Perfume Flaconette

Georg Jensen, the famous Danish silversmith created a special perfume bottle which he dubbed the "Perfume Flaconette".


The Rotarian, Nov 1947:
“Truly feminine. Our perfume flaconette (it’s leak proof) of sterling silver, cased in black faille, with a silver funnel and half dram of our perfume (Fleur Danoise, Acacia or Arbutus Rose)..$10 plus 20% federal tax. Georg Jensen Inc. 667 Fifth Ave. New York 22”

The New Yorker, 1948:
"Pop-up perfume holder. Inside a cylinder of gleaming sterling is a little spring to pop up ... own perfume when you open the top, with a sterling funnel, and your choice of Acacia, Arbutus Rose, Fleur Danoise, Fire Orchid, Freesia, 12.50."

Inside the decorative sterling case is a glass perfume bottle with a ground glass stopper. It was housed inside a black faille silk drawstring pouch with pink silk lining. The top of the sterling case is ornamented with Jensen's Acorn design. The top pivots to reveal the glass bottle stopper. The bottom of the case is stamped "Georg Jensen Inc. U.S.A. Sterling". During World War II, the Georg Jensen company moved operations to the United States, hence the U.S.A. designation vs. the usual Denmark. Perfume bottle stands 1 3/4" tall.





Picture courtesy of All That Glitters on Ruby Lane


The perfumes of Georg Jensen:
  • 1944 Sachet  
  • 1947 Acacia
  • 1947 Arbutus Rose 
  • 1947 Fleur Danoise 
  • 1947 Fire Orchid  
  • 1948 Freesia  
  • 1948 So Gaie 
  • 1954 Bal Blanc  
  • Jitrois


House & Garden, 1949:
"Scent from the heart with love on Valentine's Day, the fragrance of choice perfumes brings the message a bouquet might ... contains 1/2 oz- sachet spray in Arbutus Rose, Acacia, Freesia or Fleur Danoise, $3.50 plus tax. ppd. Georg Jensen."




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