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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Parfums Renoir

Parfums Renoir was established at 20 rue de la Paix, Paris in 1939.

Launched own line of fragrances but also produced perfumes for other companies such as Robert Piguet.

Renoir became Raucour in 1946. Distributed in USA by Mauvel Ltd of New York.

Renoir had a perfume Futur in 1939, I believe that this was later used by Piguet. And while under the Raucour name, the perfume Calypso was released and later used by Piguet.

Parfums Renoir:

Dona Sol by Renoir is described as a slightly aldehydic perfume.

Grande Epoque, Renoir's rich, suave distillation of musk, flowers and rare fruit bases including, surprisingly, fig.

The perfumes of Renoir:
  • 1939 Dona Sol (aldehydic oriental perfume, good with fur)
  • 1939 Futur (an oriental or semi-oriental perfume)
  • 1939 Messager (aldehydic perfume)
  • 1941 Impetuous
  • 1942 Alibi
  • 1942 My Alibi
  • 1942 Chi Chi (pronounced She She)
  • 1942 Witchcraft
  • 1942 Aka-Iveh
  • 1942 Daring
  • 1943 Cattleya Elegans
  • 1944 Paradox
  • 1945 Pastorale
  • 1946 Gambade ((jasmine, rose, lilac, hyacinth and honeysuckle)
  • 1947 Grande Epoque (a spicy floral bouquet perfume)
  • 1954 Eau de Renoir
  • Guirlande
  • Pavane


Raucour's perfumes were sold in clear glass bottles decorated with gilded banding.

The perfume Calypso was available in four sizes and retailed for $15, $25, $47.50 and $60 in 1947. A dram size was also available for $2.75

Grand Epoque was available in two sizes and retailed for $15 and $25 in 1947. The dram size was $2.75.

The perfumes of Raucour:
  • 1946 Grande Epoque
  • 1946 Lavande
  • 1946 Calypso
  • 1946 Messager
  • 1946 Cattleya
  • 1946 Futur

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