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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Voici Paris by Parfums Raffy c1929

Voici Paris by Parfums Raffy was launched in 1929.


American Druggist, 1931:
"Voici Paris The illustration shows a new perfume in an unusual package recently introduced by Raffy of Paris. It comes in two sizes, one ounce size - $15."


The bottle for Voici Paris is clear glass, disk shaped and has a molded malachite green slag glass flower stopper. It came in two sizes. The bottom of the bottle is marked RAFFY.







So what does it smell like? There are no official notes but I tested it on my wrist and a piece of paper, I detect notes of effervescent aldehydes, sweet orange blossom and jasmine, pungent geranium, May rose, dusty lavender, oakmoss, powdery amber, soapy Bulgarian rose, musk, civet and a hint of leather.


Parfums Raffy was established in 1918 by Marcel J. Raffy, a Franco-American (1901-1934), of 156 East 45 St. New York; Interesting note: Raffy was an American company for which Marcel sought to suggest French origins, even so much as to using a false Paris address for export to the USA. He was subsequently sued by French perfumers association for having used a fictious Paris address. Used false addresses such as 6 West 28th St, NY; also Parisian address; such as 82 rue Lafayette, Paris and 21 rue Beranger, Paris; was sued and went bankrupt.


The perfume was sold from 1929-1938.

Another bottle for the perfume is shown below. This is a later version, probably from the late 1930s. It is a cylindrical, disk like bottle, holds 3 fl ounces. There is a label around the middle of the bottle reading "Made in USA. Contents 3 fl oz." the other side reads "Chas. Cuche Distributor New York, NY". The base of teh bottle is molded with "Freas System 125 cc".



Photos by ebay seller johnny-sells

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