Monday, March 24, 2014

Parfums Lionceau & Les Parfums Elesbe

Parfums Lionceau, was established in 1920 at 110 Demours, Paris France, by Michel Schasseur. The company generally produced luxury presentations and had wide exports to the United States. In 1922 the company was acquired by the Boston-based food chain, SS Pierce. Lionceau was also affiliated with two other perfume companies: Elesbe and Demours. By 1935. Lionceau was closed for business.

c1930 advertisement




Lionceau applied for the patent for their opaque glass bottles in 1927, the bottles can be found in different opaque colors for different scents. An advertisement of the era shown above states that this bottle was designed by Lalique, however, the bottles were actually manufactured by H. Saumont and not by Lalique. Bottles are marked "Made in France" on base. The bottles were made in several sizes from 5 7/8 "tall, 4" tall, 3 1/8 "tall and 2 1/2" tall.

Lionceau's Perfumes sold for $3.95 for the mini bottles to $25.00 each for the regular sized bottles and Lionceau's Toilet Waters sold for $1.95 in 1927.

The perfumes of Lionceau:
  • 1920 Roval
  • 1920 Mille Fleurs (in a bottle by Rene Lalique)
  • 1923 Flor de Espana
  • 1924 Le Temps Des Fleurs
  • 1924 Mossieu Gugusse (under Elesbe label)
  • 1924 Moissseu Clown (under Elesbe label)
  • 1925 Le Fleuve Bleu (in black bottles) 
  • 1925 Fleur d'Egypte (Made of the oils of rare Egyptian flowers subtly blended for you by the skilled artistry of Lionceau)
  • 1925 La Saison des Fleurs
  • 1925 Les Fleurs et Le Jardin
  • 1925 Brise d'Arabie
  • 1925 Brise des Indes
  • 1925 Premiers Fleurs
  • 1925 Fleur Timide
  • 1925 Fleur Unis
  • 1925 Place de l'Opera (in clear and frosted glass)
  • 1925 Chanson D'Automne
  • 1925 Parfum pour Blondes (in jade green bottles)
  • 1925 Parfum pour Brunes (in coral red bottles)
  • 1925 Fleur de Paris
  • 1927 Pierre Précieuse
  • 1927 Nouveau Desir
  • 1927 L'Ambré
  • 1928 Lune de Venise
  • 1928 Poéme Arabe
  • 1929 Chypre
  • 1930 Les Fleurs Divines
  • 1930 La Fleur Modern
  • 1930 Chanson de Beauté
  • 1930 Chanson de Bois
  • 1930 Chanson de Vie
  • 1930 Chant de la Mer
  • 1930 Verve
  • 1930 Arc en Ciel
  • 1930 Arlene
  • 1930 Jasmin
  • 1930 Narcisse
  • 1930 Rose
  • 1930 Violette
  • 1930 Fleur du Sahara
  • 1932 Gardenia
  • 1932 Nuit d'Egypte
  • 1940 Midi Fleuri
  • 1940 Fleurs de Castel






Demours was established in 1927 at 110 rue Demours, Paris by Michel Schasseur and sold perfumes and cosmetics.


The Perfumes of Demours:
  •  1931 Fleur de Egypt


Les Parfums Elesbe was established in 1922 at 20 rue Dagobert, Clichy (Seine) by Robert Lawrence Levy, Roger and Pierre Soria Edge with the company's name based on their initials (LSB). Elesbe, like other perfume companies in the 1920s, such as Rochambeau, often employed the use of novelty bottles to help sell their perfumes.

The perfumes of Elesbe:

  • 1922 La Pipe Alsacienne (perfume presentation with pipe shaped bottle)
  • 1923 Le Papillon Embaume (butterfly presentation)
  • 1923 Fougere dans Vase
  • 1924 Mossieu Gugusse (Mossieu Clown perfume presentation)
  • 1924 As de Trèfle (Ace of Clubs perfume presentation)
  • 1924 Aquarium (perfume presentation with fish shaped bottles)
  • 1924 Cleopatra’s Bracelet (perfume presentation)
  • 1925 Chypre
  • 1925 Marolia
  • 1925 Jasmin
  • 1925 Origan
  • 1920s The Thermometer of Love (perfume presentation with thermometer shaped bottle)




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