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Monday, April 8, 2013

Parfums Bryenne

Bryenne of Paris France, established in 1911 by Jacques Brach. The perfumes were imported into the USA by sole agents the Lionel Trading Co.

The perfumes of Bryenne:
  • 1911 L'Heure Exquise (still sold in 1928)
  • 1918 Chu Chin Chow (still sold in 1928)
  • 1920 Le Lilas
  • 1927 Mabrouka (still sold in 1928)
  • 1927 Sentimental (still sold in 1928)
  • 1927 Ambre Persan (still sold in 1928)
  • 1928 Fascination
  • 1929 Brenny

Chu Chin Chow:

Bryenne's most popular fragrance was the Chinese themed "Chu Chin Chow", a perfume based on the 1916 play of the same name by Oscar Asche, an elaborate spectacle, with its fairy-tale plot, its Oriental splendor and its scantily clad and writhing dancing girls. The luxury edition bottle was manufactured by Verreries Brosse and handpainted by GK Benda, the presentation box is shaped like a pagoda.

The more rarer purse flacon is made up of clear glass, with embossed paper label, painted metal head, leather cover painted as the Chu Chin Chow character with fan. 2 1/4 in." tall.

"Another popular package put out by the Lionel Trading Co., Inc. is the Chu-Chin-Chow Bryenne, a hand- painted bottle, the head in heavy gold leaf, the body in beautiful Oriental colors, and is all the vogue this season." - The Pharmaceutical Era, 1924

Luxury presentation, photo by Perfume Bottles Auction

Rare purse bottle presentation, photo by Perfume Bottles Auction


An extremely rare presentation of Fascination by Bryenne from 1928, a round glass bottle molded with a snake wrapped around it, the stopper is in the shape of a woman's head. The bottom part of the bottle is painted with "Fascination Bryenne" in gilded enamel. Height of the flacon : 80 mm. Height of the box: 90 mm.

The flacon is a literal representation of Eve as the stopper and the seductive snake, with the bottle being the original  forbidden fruit, the base of the bottle is molded to resemble the bottom of an apple. The box hearkens the design of the snake amongst the tree of knowledge in a most beautiful way in the Art Deco style.

The photos are from an ebay France member totof6840.


Mabrouka debuted in 1927. It was housed inside of an earthenware bottle shaped like a jug with four handles at the top, it had handpainted designs and the base was embossed with "Mabrouka - Bryenne".It is missing its blue porcelain stopper.

Photo from ebay seller soloparaentendidos.

Ambre Persane:

Clear and frosted glass perfume bottle, with gilded embossed paper label, pointed glass stopper. Presentation box printed with Oriental style graphics. Outer box stands 5 1/4" high...bottle stands 4 3/4 " high.

L'Heure Exquise:

Flacon in blue glass with gilt detail and labeling on base, in velvet cushion box. 3 1/2 in x 2 5/8 in x 3/4 in (8.8 cm x 6.5 cm x 2 cm).

Photo by Rago Arts

Parfum Sentimental:

Perfume bottle in clear glass, stopper in the shape of a putti, designed by Julien Viard. Bottle stands 4 1/8" tall.

Photo by ebay seller nyfern.

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