Saturday, March 22, 2014

Gelle Freres

Gelle Freres of Paris France, established in 1826 by the brothers Augustin & Jean-Baptiste Gelle after purchase of formulas and shop which previously belonged to Fargeon Jeune, descendant of perfumer to Louis XV. Augustin's father in law, Emile Lecaron succeeded him. The company became a major exporter and produced luxurious presentations. They were awarded many prizes and the gold medal in 1925. Company closed in 1942.







The Pour Etre Aimee line consisted of the following:
  • Quintessence (Parfum) Deluxe large size, gold decorated crystal bottle with ground glass stopper.
  • Quintessence (Parfum)  small bottle, bottle with ground glass stopper.
  • Lotion, large size, bottle with ground glass shaker top.
  • Lotion, small size, bottle with metal shaker top.
  • Eau de Toilette, large size, bottle with ground glass stopper.
  • Eau de Toilette, small size, bottle with glass and cork stopper.
  • Poudre de Riz (rice face powder), assorted colors in rectangular box.
  • Savon, box of three soap bars.
  • Crystallized Brilliantine, in glass pot with gilded lid.
  • Crystallized Brilliantine, in flat glass box.
  • Satin sachet.
  • Poudre de Talc, talcum powder in capped glass bottle.


The Parfumerie Originale line included various scents: Chypre, Fougère, Jasmin, Lilas, Muguet, Oeillet, Rose, Violette, all available in the following forms:
  • Essence (Parfum), in bottles with ground glass stoppers.
  • Lotion, in bottles fitted with metal shaker tops.
  • Poudre de Riz, rice face powder in assorted shades, in round boxes.
  • Fluid Brilliantine, in glass bottles with corked tops.
  • Brilliantine, in glass bottles, with corked tops.


The Ce Que Femme Veut line consisted of the following:

  • Essence (Parfum) Deluxe large size, crystal bottle with ground glass stopper.
  • Essence (Parfum)  small bottle, bottle with ground glass stopper.
  • Lotion, large size, bottle with ground glass shaker top.
  • Lotion, small size, bottle with metal shaker top.
  • Eau de Toilette, large size, bottle with ground glass stopper.
  • Eau de Toilette, small size, bottle with glass and cork stopper.
  • Poudre de Riz (rice face powder), assorted colors in rectangular box.
  • Savon, box of three soap bars.
  • Crystallized Brilliantine, in glass pot with gilded lid.
  • Brilliantine Diaphane, in flat glass box.
  • Poudre de Talc, talcum powder in capped glass bottle.



The Agmore line consisted of the following:

  • Essence (Parfum) Deluxe large size, crystal bottle with ground glass stopper.
  • Essence (Parfum)  small bottle, bottle with ground glass stopper.
  • Lotion, bottle with metal shaker top.
  • Eau de Toilette, bottle with cork and glass stopper.
  • Poudre de Riz (rice face powder), assorted colors in round box.
  • Savon, box of three soap bars.
  • Crystallized Brilliantine, in glass pot with gilded lid.
  • Brilliantine Diaphane, in flat glass box.




The Suprême line included the scents: Acacia, Ambre, Chypre, Fougère, Héliotrope, Jasmin, Lilas, Muguet, Oeillet, Rose, Violette, which were available in the following products:
  • Essence (Parfum) Deluxe large size, crystal bottle with ground glass stopper.
  • Essence (Parfum)  small bottle, bottle with ground glass stopper.

The Rare line included the scents: Ambre, Chypre, Fougère, Héliotrope, Jasmin, Lilas, Muguet, Oeillet, Rose, Santal, Violette, Rose, which were available in the following products:
  • Essence (Parfum) cylindrical glass bottle with ground glass stopper.











The perfumes of Gelle Freres:
  • 1878 Jockey Club
  • 1878 Violette
  • 1889 Extrait Concentre
  • 1889 Le Mikado
  • 1890 Brisas de Palermo
  • 1890 Memphis
  • 1895 Violettes de Parme
  • 1897 Regina
  • 1898 Paris Caprice 
  • 1899 Mimosa
  • 1900 Solange
  • 1900 Isait
  • 1900 Savon Paradisia (soap)
  • 1900 Iris
  • 1900 Peau d’Espagne
  • 1900 Sultana
  • 1900 The Mistletoe
  • 1900 Violettes Russe
  • 1900 Chypre
  • 1900 Sylvanis
  • 1900 Trévolys
  • 1900 Royal Mondaine
  • 1900 Regina Oak
  • 1901 Rose de Bassora
  • 1901 Lilas Blanc
  • 1901 Violette Blanc
  • 1901 Coronation Bouquet
  • 1901 White Heliotrope
  • 1901 White Rose
  • 1902 Nilsis
  • 1908 Seduction
  • 1910 Adorieis
  • 1910 Cher Aimée
  • 1910 Hypmnis
  • 1910 Mimosa Trianon
  • 1910 Muguet Trianon
  • 1910 Œillet Trianon
  • 1910 Chypre Trianon
  • 1910 Rose Trianon
  • 1910 Jasmin Supreme
  • 1910 Acacia Supreme
  • 1910 Ambre Supreme
  • 1910 Chypre Supreme
  • 1910 Fougère Supreme
  • 1910 Héliotrope Supreme
  • 1910 Muguet Supreme
  • 1910 Oeillet Supreme
  • 1910 Rose Supreme
  • 1910 Violette Supreme
  • 1910 Lilas Supreme 
  • 1910 Moelle de Boeuf
  • 1910 Noblesse Oblige
  • 1910 Quelques Success
  • 1911 Pour Être Aimée
  • 1912 Nacre et Or
  • 1913 Benten
  • 1913 Sesostris
  • 1913 Savon Universel (milk based soap)
  • 1913 Savon Le Vénéré (scented soap)
  • 1913 Savon Yasmine (scented soap)
  • 1913 Savon Au Goudron de Norvège (Norwegian tar soap)
  • 1913 Savon Aux Amandes Amères (bitter almond soap)
  • 1913 Savon à La Pâte d'Amande Blanche (white almond paste soap)
  • 1913 Œillet Original
  • 1913 Rose Original
  • 1913 Violette Original
  • 1913 Fougère Original
  • 1913 Chypre Original
  • 1913 Jasmin Original
  • 1913 Lilas Original
  • 1913 Muguet Original
  • 1913 Ambre Rare
  • 1913 Chypre Rare
  • 1913 Fougère Rare
  • 1913 Héliotrope Rare
  • 1913 Jasmin Rare
  • 1913 Lilas Rare
  • 1913 Muguet Rare
  • 1913 Oeillet Rare
  • 1913 Rose Rare
  • 1913 Santal Rare
  • 1913 Violette Rare
  • 1913 Cuir Caucaisien
  • 1913 Ce Que Femme Veut
  • 1913 Agmore
  • 1913 La Souveraine 
  • 1920 Jasmin d'Orient
  • 1920 Muguet d'Orient
  • 1920 Lilas d'Orient
  • 1920 Rose d'Orient
  • 1920 Violette d'Orient
  • 1920 Chypre d'Orient
  • 1921 Belle-Hélène
  • 1921 Garden Party
  • 1921 Opoponax
  • 1921 Paradisia
  • 1921 Royal Ebleme
  • 1921 Violettes Regina
  • 1923 Caprice de Fleurs
  • 1923 Lilas Regence
  • 1923 Violette Regence
  • 1923 Muguet Regence
  • 1923 Ambre Regence
  • 1923 Oeillet Regence
  • 1923 Chypre Regence
  • 1923 Rose Regence
  • 1925 Mon Caprice
  • 1925 Nythis
  • 1927 Étoile Noire
  • c1930 Onyx Rouge 
  • 1930 Narta
  • 1933 Antipyor
  • 1933 Clef d'Or
  • Auberpine 
  • Carlina 
  • Charmis 
  • Cherissime 
  • Chèvrefeuille
  • Chypre Ancien
  • Corollis
  • Florlys 
  • Glycine 
  • Jecquirity
  • Lilas de Perse 
  • Lilas Printemps 
  • Maitrise
  • Pamplet
  • Perlys 
  • Prouesse 
  • Véglione 
  • Vetyver 
  • Idylle Bouquet 
  • Randonnée








Paul F. Ferraire of Paris and New York, was the agent for Gelle Frères; also associated with Rocca. Ferraire launched Brise d’Or in 1916. Brise d'Or was a floral bouquet fragrance contained in a clear and frosted 2 1/2 oz glass bottle housed in a leather presentation box lined with white velvet.


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