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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Marcelle Dormoy Perfumes

Marcelle Dormoy was a French couturier and dressmaker active during the 1930s and 1940s and had a shop at 22 rue de la Tremoille in Paris.

Dormoy worked with Vionnet alongside other designers such as Jacques Griffe and Marcelle Chaumont.

Although Morris De Camp Crawford, writing in 1941, states Dormoy launched his (sic) business in 1934, the New York Times described a Dormoy suit of diagonally striped woollen fabric in 1 January 1933 and the mannequin "Freddy" (Jean Carlier) gives a launch date of 1927 for Dormoy in his book Flying Mannequin. An article in Fashions of the Hour in 1932, describes a Marcelle Dormoy light wool coat dress.

Marcelle Dormoy remained with Jean Patou in Biarritz prior to returning to Paris, France following the German occupation of France during World War II.

Marcelle Dormoy launched two perfumes in 1946, Sodome and Gomorrhe, after the famous Biblical cities of sin, Sodom and Gomorra.

Some of Marcelle Dormoy's perfumes in the 1940s were housed inside wooden presentation boxes, their bottles look a lot like the "apothecary" styled examples made by Baccarat during the time.

Marcelle Dormoy (Perfumes) 1946

The perfumes of Marcelle Dormoy:

  • 1921 Violet
  • 1921 Kiss Me
  • 1922 Garden Blossoms
  • 1922 Naturelle Flowers
  • 1922 Triumphe
  • 1922 Two Lips
  • 1927 Vers le Joie
  • 1940 Lilac
  • 1940 Coloris
  • 1940 Frasques
  • 1946 Gomorrhe
  • 1946 Sodome
  • 1946 Perfidie

Coloris, photo by http://parfum-echecs.chez-alice.fr/parfum/curiosites/curiosites.html

Frasques, photo by Belle de Jour

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