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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Chabrawichi

Chabrawichi, alternative spelling Chabrawicke, a company located in Cairo, Egypt, produced essential oils and fragrances.  First established in 1924, the Chabrachi fragrance factory in Giza was the oldest and largest perfume and cosmetics company. Some of their labels will state "Le Caire", some sources erroneously state that this is for the Le Claire stores, but it just means Cairo, Egypt, where the Chabrawichi company was located.

The company also sold perfume dupes of the famous perfumes of the day. Many modern Egyptian perfumeries still do this practice, making dupes of famous fragrances out of essential oils.

Other perfumes are soliflores or blended perfume extraits. An extrait/attar is a non alcohol pure perfume, made up of essential oils, as alcohol is forbidden according to Islam.

In 2015, the Chabrawichi perfume factory in Giza was completely consumed by fire. This massive fire required over a dozen civil and military firefighting trucks. According to an army statement released, the fire took up to 20 firefighting trucks to extinguish the flames. Thankfully no deaths or injury were reported and as it stands the cause of the fire is unknown however will be investigated


I have evidence that they used Czech perfume bottles, such as the famous Marie Antoinette figural bottle for their fragrance Bien Aimee and La Marquise. They were probably copying Houbigant's Bien Aimee which was created in 1930.

Chabrawichi perfumes:
  • 1920 555
  • 1925 Bon Soir 
  • 1925 Bouquet 
  • 1925 Frankincense
  • 1925 Chypre
  • 1925 Gardenia (Gardinia)
  • 1925 Lotus Flower
  • 1925 Fougere
  • 1925 Violette
  • 1925 Œillet
  • 1925 Jasmin
  • 1925 Bonjour 
  • 1930 Cleopatra 
  • 1930 Nefertiti 
  • 1930 Bien Aimee
  • 1930 Favori
  • 1930 La Marquise
  • 1930 C’est Toi (It's You)
  • 1930 Rien Que Toi (Nothing but You)
  • 1930 Ma Vie (My Life)
  • 1930 Pour la Vie (For Life)
  • 1930 Rêve d’Amour (Dream of Love)
  • 1930 Secret 
  • 1940 Polka
  • 1940 Coquette
  • 1940 Caprice
  • 1940 Salma
  • 1950 Fairy
  • Femme Chic
  • Desire 
  • Maya
  • Mille Fleurs


  • Salma is an oriental fragrance for women.
  • Maya is classified as an oriental fragrance for women.
  • Desire is a spicy floral fragrance for women.
  • La Marquise is classified as a fougere fragrance.
  • Mille Fleurs is classified as a floral oriental fragrance for women.
  • May Fair is classified as a spicy green floral fragrance for women.



Rien Que Toi, c1930s, photo by ebay seller sadbad4




Perfume set holding four perfumes: Pour La Vie, Ma Vie, C'Est Toi, Reve d'Amour. c19430s-1960s. photo by ebay seller munhgauzen

Polka, c1940, photo from ebay

Nefertiti, c1930-1970, photo from http://parfumka-shop.com.ua

Fairy, c1950, photo from http://parfumka-shop.com.ua

Favori, c1930-1960, photo by http://parfumka-shop.com.ua/

Jasmin, c1945-1960, photo by http://parfumka-shop.com.ua

femme Chic, c1960-1970, photo by http://parfumka-shop.com.ua

Cologne 555 and Eau de Cologne Mary, both c1930-1960, photo from crackstar

Favori, c1930-1960, photo by ebay seller sunart

Chypre Fin, c1925-1945, photo from worthpoint


Set of six perfumes, c1940, photo from worthpoint


Nefertiti, c1930, photo from worthpoint


Lotus Flower c1925

Frankincense c1925

Gardinia (Gardenia) c1925






1 comment:

  1. Being Egyptian I am so happy to see that article about that Egyptian company with lots of history :) Though the country is now a mere shadow of its glorious past , I still use some of their products that I absolutely adore ..wish it will be restored soon ..

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