Advertisement for "Pavots d'Argent" perfume, the "latest creation of Roger et Gallet... [which] by its distinctive character and charm, has won acceptance by fashionable society as the perfume 'a la mode'". Ad features color illustration of gold perfume bottle decorated as a single flower; above bottle is a silver, pink, and purple poppy, the decoration for powder boxes.
The extrait bottle for Pavots D'Argent was created by Rene Lalique and is realistically molded with poppies on the front and back side of the bottle.
Designed in 1927, clear and frosted, boxed bottle moulded R. Lalique, applied labels Pavots D'Argent Roger et Gallet, boxed stamped R. Lalique, Roger et Gallet. Bottle 8.5 cm. Photo by Christie's.
Price realized: $1,120 in 2011.
photo by ebay seller just4fluff
'Pavots d'Argent', a complete presentation set consisting of a glass perfume flask, a powder compact and a talcum powder bottle, contained within original box, all by René Lalique for Roger & Gallet, 1929, the powder box and powder compact signed 'R. Lalique'. Photo by Christie's.
Price realized: $5,325 in 2011.
Another, more rarer extrait bottle is made up of clear glass which is crackled throughout, it is the same one that was also used for some bottles of Le Jade extrait. This bottle was used in the 1920s.
photos by ebay seller treasurebroker01
Aftabath powder, c1920s-1930s, photo by ebay seller aedarsch
c1940s-1950s bottle. Photo by perfumeintelligence
Pavots D'Argent was discontinued sometime in the 1950s.
It was reformulated by Alberto Morillas and relaunched in 2005 under the name Pavot D'Argent. However, I believe it was discontinued in 2008.
So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral oriental fragrance for women.
- Top notes: bergamot, Yuzu
- Middle notes: poppy flower, Bulgarian rose, jasmine
- Base notes: vetiver, patchouli, woody notes and amber