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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Tanty Perfumes

Tanty Parfumeurs was located in Corning, New York and had an office in Paris; they were the successors to Corning Tappan and launched a range of fragrances around 1900, they were still in business in 1922. They produced toilet waters, extracts, sachets, cosmetics, toiletries and face powders. McCreery's, Gimbel's and Joseph Horne Co's stores sold their products.

Their fragrances were
  • 1915 Mimosa
  • 1917 Mimosa de Nice
  • 1917 Lilac
  • 1917 Allies
  • 1917 Flirt
  • 1917 Violette
  • 1917 Rose
  • 1917 Jasmine
  • 1918 Bouquet Egyptien
  • 1920 Fleurs des Pres
  • L’Oiseau Bleu
  • Yasara

They also produced some unusually successful flower scents. Their packages were reputed to be as attractive as the perfumes. Many of the bottles were hand painted and the face powders were to be had in dainty vanity-boxes of silk brocades and gold lace, with mirrors and puffs. (from a 1916 ad)

"Bouquet Egyptien…so hauntingly fragrant, so delightfully elusive, so potent yet so delicate as to hint of rare Egyptian flowers laid away for centuries to fascinate anew…

Perfume $1.50, $5.00, $8.50
Toilet Water $5.00, $10.00
Face Powder $1.00, $2.00
Talc $ 75 cents"

Other products:
  • Tanty Face Powder $0.60
  • Astringent Lotion $1.50
  • Creams $0.50 -$1.00

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