Sunday, March 23, 2014

Parfumerie Rigaud

In this guide I have listed the various perfumes produced by Rigaud of Paris France & New York City.

c1927 ad

Rigaud was established in 1854 by JBF Rigaud at 16 rue de la Paix in Paris. JBF Rigaud was succeeded by his son, Henri. The company was very successful with branches in London, Milan, Madrid, Australia, New Zealand and in both North and South America.

The company participated in several 19th century exhibitions and was awarded gold medals in 1878, 1889, and 1900. Rigaud produced many luxury presentations. They are best known for their all time best selling perfume - Un Air Embaume.



c1908 exhibit of perfumes


Rigaud was the first perfumery to add Oriental names to their perfumes such as: Melati de Chine, Kanaga-Osaka and Pagoda Flowers.

Famous Parisian actresses were among Rigaud's best clients-theatre themed perfume names included: Actrices, Prince Igor, Mary Garden, Marthe Chenal and Geraldine Farrar.

Rigaud's exhibit at the 1925 Art Deco expo in Paris

c1927


The perfumes of Rigaud:
  • 1869 Ylang Ylang Extract
  • 1869 Tolutine
  • 1869 Manila Bouquet
  • 1875 Eau de Cologne
  • 1875 Bouquet Miranda
  • 1875 Eau de Kananga
  • 1876 Rose
  • 1876 Jasmine
  • 1876 Violet
  • 1876 Musk
  • 1876 Patchouli
  • 1876 Champacca
  • 1876 Alexia
  • 1876 Barrana
  • 1876 Rose-Wood
  • 1876 Sicilian Bouquet
  • 1876 Tropical Bouquet
  • 1876 Amber Flowers
  • 1876 Musk Flower
  • 1876 La Plata Flower
  • 1876 Venezuela Flower
  • 1876 Cape Jessamine
  • 1876 Malaguetta
  • 1876 Nizzaine
  • 1876 Lemoncello
  • 1876 San-Paquita
  • 1876 Kanaga
  • 1876 Indian Violet
  • 1882 Kananga Flowers
  • 1906 Camia
  • 1906 Feminine
  • 1908 Des Roses
  • 1908 Altesse Extract
  • 1909 Minena
  • 1910 Mary Garden
  • 1910 Rose Ispahan
  • 1911 Trentini
  • 1912 Geraldine Farrar
  • 1913 Lilac
  • 1913 Lilas de Rigaud
  • 1913 Muses de Bois
  • 1914 Oeillet d'Andalousie
  • 1914 Le Parfum de Marthe Chenal
  • 1914 Prince Igor
  • 1914 High Jinks
  • 1914 Cupid's Darts
  • 1914 Pres de Vous
  • 1914 L'Heure Charmante
  • 1915 Un Air Embaume
  • 1918 Parfum Tendre
  • 1922 Riva Amata
  • 1923 Golden Narcissus
  • 1923 Mon Seul Parfum
  • 1923 Pour Mon Smoking
  • 1925 Azur Nuit
  • 1925 Souviens-Toi
  • 1925 Cher Souvenir
  • 1925 Soupirs D'Amour
  • 1927 Vers La Joie
  • 1930 Ambre
  • 1931 Igora
  • 1932 Eau de Kananga du Japon
  • 1932 Parade
  • 1938 Feerie
  • 1938 Feerie Moderne
  • 1938 Outre Mer
  • 1938 Typhon
  • 1945 Alize
  • 1945 Ruse
  • 1945 Temeraire
  • 1946 Spirale
  • 1946 Tumultes
  • 1946 Cantate
  • 1946 Style
  • 1946 Ombrages
  • 1947 L'Air de France
  • 1948 Fragrant Breeze
  • 1955 Eve Reve
  • 1957 Violettes de Toulouse

The Bouquet Miranda perfume line included bottles which had photographs of famous Parisian celebrities of the time (1875).

Parade, launched in 1932 is classified as a oriental chypre fragrance for women. It features notes of bergamot, labdanum, oakmoss, musk patchouli, amber, and blue chamomile.

The Eau de Cologne bottles from the 1800s were made up of cut glass decanters and stoppered bottles.

Pres de Vous, launched in 1914, is classified as a floral fragrance for women. It features notes of Damask rose, jasmine, almond blossom, sandalwood, amber.


Rigaud & Co's Eau de Kananga was advertised as "surpasses the well known Florida Water as a refreshing and economical accessory to the Toilet."

Vers La Joie, launched in 1927. It is classified as a floral chypre fragrance for women. It features bergamot, roses, lily of the valley, jasmine, sandalwood, oakmoss, musk, amber.




c1925














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