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Sunday, February 17, 2013

ON EBAY: Ambré des Pagodes by Lydes Perfume c1919

ON EBAY THIS WEEK: Ambré des Pagodes by Lydes Perfume Bottle from circa 1919. Bottle probably by SPV (Société Parisienne de Verreries) and not Viard. Lydes most famous presentation for this perfume featured a figural stopper on a fancy bottle, designed by Julien Viard and manufactured by Depinoix. The bottle shown in this listing is quite different and may either be a factice, or a dramming flacon for usage in the stores. I am unsure if it actually contains perfume inside as the seller says the stopper is frozen.

Ambre des Pagodes was still being sold until 1925, as I saw it still being advertised.


Parfumerie de Luxe, Lydes of 29 rue Auguste Bailly, Courbevoie (Seine) France, established in 1918 by Eugene Philippe Rodier. Their most successful perfume was their first, Ambre des Pagodes, which interestingly did not bear the name Lydes (sometimes). The company became well known practically overnight and exported their luxurious presentations worldwide:
  • 1919 L'Ambre des Pagodes
  • 1922 Narcisse
  • 1923 Les Jasmins de Lydes
  • 1925 Diamant Noir
  • 1925 L'Heure du Baiser
  • 1927 Bibelot
  • 1928 Dans la Chevelure
  • 1928 La Fleur du Lac
  • 1920s Arabian Passion

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