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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Parfums de Heriot

Parfums de Heriot was established by Harriette Hessin in 1935 in Beverly Hills, California; launched a range of fragrances on her own and also two when affliiated to de Kama in 1950's.

Motion Picture, 1944:
"We have it on good authority that servicemen go for light floral fragrances rather than lush heavy ones. With this in mind, we'd like to call your attention to the De Heriot line of colognes, perfumes, dusting powders and sachets. Wood Lilac and Parma Violet are true as the flowers themselves, while White Lace is a delicate bouquet. Prices start at $ 1.25."

The New Yorker, 1957:
"At Altman, de Heriot's shy Parma Violet and French Lilac are encased in charming natural-wicker baskets.A basket of three sachets in either of these is $1.65, and there are all kinds of sets, combining sachets, toilet water, creme de bain, and the like, and ranging up to $ 8.25."

The perfumes of De Heriot:
  • 1935 White Lace (a floral perfume)
  • 1937 Scheherazade
  • 1939 Gardenia
  • 1939 La Premiere (a floral perfume)
  • 1939 Height of Delight
  • 1939 Violet
  • 1939 Wood Lilac
  • 1941 1001 Nights
  • 1943 Always in my Heart/Forever in my Heart
  • 1943 Pink Line
  • 1945 In Person
  • 1945 French Lilac
  • 1945 Parma Violet
  • 1949 Celebre (a spicy perfume)
  • 1965 D'Elite

La Premiere, photo by ebay seller walkinauction. I believe that this bottle was used for other de Heriot perfumes.

White Lace, photo by etsy seller powerofonedesigns

Perfume bottle is made by Franciscan. It was made for Fragrance de Heriot, Hollywood and New York. It is shown in the book Franciscan, Catalina, and other Gladding-McBean Wares. The bottle was used for various de Heriot perfumes. In the book there is a foil label on the base that says, "La Premeire de Heriot". The foil label on this one says, "Wood Lilac de heriot". Photos and info by Beverly, the Deco Lady.

Please note: the name Hight of Delight was trademarked in 1921 for a type of candy, it is not related in any way to de Heriot or their perfume of the same name.

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