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Monday, April 15, 2013

Millat Perfumes and Karoff Perfumes

Millat Parfumeur was established by Arthur R Karoff and his brother Robert B Karoff Jr, in Miami, Florida around 1925, they had an office in Paris. I think that the Karoff perfume company was originally named Millat in the mid to late 1920s and by 1930 was renamed Karoff.

Karoff Perfume Company, also known as Karoff Creations, Karoff LTD and Karoff Originals, established by Robert B Karoff at 347 Fifth Ave New York in 1930; launched a range of fragrances, many dime-store novelties in glass bottles by Owens-Illinois Glass Company, also owned Milart.

Milart Associates, was a sales promotion firm that specialized in dime store products as well as in Christmas mailings postmarked from Santa Claus, Indiana.

Robert B. Karoff was also the creator of all Stuart Products Co. packages and sometimes the same Karoff perfumes and presentations will be marked with the Stuart Products name instead. Stuart Products Co. was established by Wm B. Cohen in St Paul, Minnesota in 1935, became Stuart Co in 1947, specialised in novelty products.

Arthur Karoff was shot and killed while in his car in 1957, the murder remains a mystery even today.

The perfumes of Millat:

  • 1925 Minuit
  • 1925 Chypre
  • 1925 Rose
  • 1925 Orchid
  • 1925 Gardenia
  • 1925 Narcisse
  • 1925 Jasmine
  • 1925 Trailing Arbutus
  • 1925 Carnation
  • 1925 Sweet Pea
  • 1925 Extra Sec
  • 1925 Penier
  • 1925 Regnerator
  • 1925 Rinter


Minuit perfume by Millat, circa 1920, photo by ebay seller xniide.



The perfumes of Karoff:
  • 1930 Carnation
  • 1930 Gardenia
  • 1930 Orchid
  • 1930 Narcisse
  • 1930 Trailing Arbutus
  • 1930 Tulip
  • 1932 Sachet Cart presentation
  • 1935 Indian Song (Stuart's)
  • 1935 Lover's Dream (Stuart's)
  • 1936 Floral Box presentation
  • 1936 Floral Quintuplets presentation
  • 1936 Miss Chypre
  • 1936 Miss Gardenia
  • 1936 Miss Orchid
  • 1936 Miss Rose
  • 1936 Miss Sweet Pea
  • 1936 Buckarettes presentation
  • 1937 Castanettes presentation  (Stuart's)
  • 1938 Imperial Bath Cocktail
  • 1938 La Conga presentation
  • 1938 Orchi Charnia presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1938 Minute Perfume Cocktail presentation
  • 1948 PAR fumes presentation
  • 1938 Parfume Blossoms
  • 1938 The Topper presentation
  • 1938 Lavender in Lace presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1938 Chin Chin Chu presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1938 Picanette presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1939 Barette presentation
  • 1939 Covered Wagon presentation
  • 1939 Pefume Caravan presentation
  • 1939 Tap Cologne
  • 1940 Perfume Hi-Lights (Stuart's)
  • 1940 My Lady's Strike (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Aromalite (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Perfumador presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Celestial Dream presentation
  • 1940 Perfume O'Clock presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Perfume Time presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1940 What Not Perfumes presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Perfumatone presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Floral Fiesta presentation
  • 1940 Garden Gems presentation
  • 1940 Bed of Roses presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Bouquet No. 1 (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Bouquet No. 10 (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Bouquet No. 9 (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Brass Button (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Chevron (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Dufflette (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Dutch Girl (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Evensong (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Perfume Cand-a-lite presentation
  • 1940 Perfume Marionettes presentation
  • 1940 Perfume of the Hour presentation, held Evening Mood and Morning Mist
  • 1940 Private Number presentation
  • 1940 Queen's Court
  • 1940 Sweet Pea
  • 1940 Perfume World presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Begonia
  • 1940 Tri-Fumador presentation
  • 1940 Quadrille presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1940 Essence of Knowledge presentation
  • 1941 Perfume Cannonizer presentation
  • 1941 On Guard presentation
  • 1941 Perfume Topics presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1941 Parfum Le Bois d'Argonne presentation
  • 1942 Sa-Chaise Lounge presentation (Stuart's)
  • 1943 Army Canteen presentation
  • 1943 Navy Canteen presentation
  • 1944 Old Acquintance presentation
  • 1945 Sheltered Treasures presentation
  • 1950 International Coquettes presentation
Images below are shown in an advertisement from a 1939-40 International Merchandise catalog.














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