Sunday, March 23, 2014

Bourjois Perfumes

In this guide I have listed the various perfumes presented by the House of Bourjois from 1879-2000.

In 1860 M. Ponsin established a shop at 28 place Vendome, Paris, which sold perfumes, toiletries and cosmetics. In 1869, the shop was purchased by Alexandre Napoleon Bourjois and the company was renamed Bourjois. Around 1880, Emile Orosdi became a co-proprietor and in 1900, the business was acquired by Ernest Wertheimer. The most successful line was Soir de Paris or Evening In Paris which debuted in 1928. You might find a perfume bottle by Gilot, named Soir de Paris, this is not a typo, this perfume-cosmetics line was trademarked in 1925, prior to Bourjois.

Some of Bourjois' luxury boxes were manufactured by the company F Bouvet & F. Gaud as well as Jean Martin.

Jean Helleu, a French painter, also worked as a perfume and cosmetics advertising artist, and was the artistic designed for Bourjois and Coty.

The bottles for Talis were produced by Cristalleries de Saint-Louis. The bottles for Mon Parfum were made by Baccarat. The glass factory of Verreries Brosse supplied many bottles for Bourjois perfumes after WWI.

The perfume bottle for Kobako was made by Verreries Brosse. Its red bakelite presentation case was made by Eduard Fornells.

The perfumes of Bourjois:

  • 1879 Java Poudre de Riz (face powder)
  • 1890 Violettes de Parme
  • 1890 Chypre
  • 1890 Essence Fougere
  • 1890 Royal Acacia
  • 1890 Lilas Blanc
  • 1890 Ideal Oeillet
  • 1890 La DuBarry
  • 1890 Lilas de Nice
  • 1890 Prima Mimosa
  • 1890 Prima Rosa
  • 1890 Prima Violette
  • 1890 Quintessence Violette
  • 1890 Royal Muguet
  • 1891 Louis XV
  • 1894 Griselidis
  • 1894 L'Oeillet du Regent
  • 1890 Violet de Parma
  • 1907 La Rose Pompon
  • 1907 Manon Lescaut
  • 1907 Mimi Pinson
  • 1909 Ashes of Roses
  • 1909 Pomme d'Apri
  • 1910 Etoile d'Amour
  • 1910 La Parfum de Marguerite
  • 1910 Dora
  • 1910 Prima Rose
  • 1910 Marguerite Carre
  • 1911 Liprubi
  • 1912 Talis
  • 1912 La Violette
  • 1913 Ashes of Violets
  • 1913 Ashes of Sandal
  • 1913 Ashes of Lavender
  • 1913 Ashes of Carnations
  • 1913 Ashes of Gardenia
  • 1915 Heliotrope
  • 1919 Mon Parfum
  • 1920 Leczinska
  • 1920 Modern Style
  • 1920 Moia
  • 1920 Pergola
  • 1920 Cyclamen
  • 1921 Karess
  • 1922 Miss Kate
  • 1922 Rose Pompon
  • 1922 Lisbeth
  • 1922 Empire
  • 1923 Currant-Rose
  • 1924 Heliotrope Rose
  • 1925 Gloriosa
  • 1925 Iris
  • 1925 Oilette Regent
  • 1925 Violet
  • 1925 Ambrodor
  • 1925 Chyprodor
  • 1925 Dubarry
  • 1925 Heure Persane
  • 1925 Tuberys
  • 1925 Gardenia
  • 1925 Lilas
  • 1925 Jasmin-Vrai de Jasmin Reve
  • 1926 Lavender Water
  • 1928 Femina
  • 1928 Evening in Paris (Soir de Paris) (a woody-mossy-leafy floral perfume)
  • 1928 Je T'Aime
  • 1929 Oeillet
  • 1929 L'Avenue
  • 1929 Rendevous
  • 1930 Spirit of Paris
  • 1930 Mandarine
  • 1930 Jardin d'Amour
  • 1930 Para Ti
  • 1930 Sweet Pea
  • 1931 Ultralet
  • 1931 Infralet
  • 1931 Ultra Violet
  • 1931 Springtime in Paris
  • 1932 Tout le Printemps
  • 1933 Number Thirty
  • 1933 Rose Geranium
  • 1934 Chicate
  • 1935 Oeillet Reve
  • 1935 Flamme
  • 1936 Kobako
  • 1936 Lilium
  • 1938 Mais Oiu (an aldehydic perfume)
  • 1939 Courage
  • 1940 Muguet
  • 1943 Folies Bergere
  • 1946 Endearing (a floral perfume)
  • 1949 Beau Belle
  • 1950s Moon Tide
  • 1950s Spice n Ice Set
  • 1950 Beau
  • 1950 Belle
  • 1950 Fantasio
  • 1951 Ramage
  • 1952 French Lace
  • 1953 Glamour
  • 1953 Two's Company
  • 1953 Ga-Ga
  • 1953 Montmartre
  • 1953 Perfusion
  • 1954 Frozen Assets
  • 1955 Premier Muguet
  • 1955 Roman Holiday
  • 1955 Frosty Mist
  • 1955 Bonne Fete Maman
  • 1956 On the Wind
  • 1956 Christmas in July by Monico (an aldehydic chypre)
  • 1962 Dialogue
  • 1963 1863 (Parfum du Centenaire)
  • 1964 Moontide
  • 1970 Evasion
  • 1972 eau legere
  • 1972 Au Masculin
  • 1975 Masculin 2
  • 1976 Masculin Or
  • 1976 Flamme
  • 1980 Or Masculin
  • 1984 Clin d'Oeil
  • 1985 Masculin Vétyver (has been changed to Masculin Absolu)
  • 1988 Acier
  • 1988 Masculin Acier
  • 1990 Masculin Envergure
  • 1991 Masculin Aguirre
  • 1991 Aguirre
  • 1991 Soir de Paris/Evening in Paris (reformulated by Chanel)
  • 1993 Masculin Equateur
  • 1997 Masculin Ouragan
  • 2000 Masculin Extrême


Perfumes that I cannot find their launch dates:

  • Flamme d'Or?
  • Parfum de Lisette?
  • Lilac Blanc?
  • French Lou
  • Golden Fern
  • Oeillet
  • Gaiscoldis
  • Oeillet reve
  • L'Aiglon
  • Oeillet Savage
  • Rose
  • Trianerias
  • Mouchoir
  • Seymour
  • Lilium
  • Ambre Gris
  • Bucolys
  • Tabac
  • Royale
  • Jasmin
  • Premier Muguet
  • Carcure
  • Stephanie
  • Eau de Stephanie
  • Rose The

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