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Monday, May 5, 2014

L'Institut de Beaute & Klytia Perfumes

L'Institut de Beaute, of 26 place Vendome, Paris. A beauty salon established in 1895 by Victor Francois Merle with Elise-Marie Valentin Le Brun. The beauty salon sold cosmetics, toiletries and some of the finest limited edition perfume presentations, most likely only available at the Paris salon. The salon later moved to 222 rue de Rivoli, Paris. They sold products to the USA under the name Klytia, as this was an affiliated company established in 1895 by Merle.

Madame Valentin Le Brun had royal appointments from the Khedive of Egypt (possibly Abbas Hilmi Pasha), the Queen of England, The Queen of Spain (possibly Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg), Princess Eulalia (Princess Eulalia Maria Antoine Eleonore of Thurn and Taxis) and others. She was also awarded the (Silver Palms medal) as an Officier d'Academie de France.

Klytia is still producing skin care products today, under the Klytia label and the L'Institut de Beaute label (here's a hint for anyone interested in trying their products, I have found plenty of L'Institut de Beaute products at the discount stores Marshalls, and TJ Maxx, all items are priced half or lower of what they retail at higher end stores.)

The perfumes of Klytia:

  • Bonheur du Jour 
  • Bouquet de Mai 
  • Bouquet du Roy
  • Cleo 
  • Corté Impériale de Russia
  • Deliria de Calvi
  • El Jazmin
  • El Radinu
  • El Secret de Astarte
  • Elika
  • Jardin de Mohana
  • Jasmin
  • Le Porte-Bonheur
  • Le Prefere de Rejane
  • Le Vertige de Simone
  • Les Fiancailles
  • Mon Bonheur
  • Mond Fetiche
  • Mon Fol Amor
  • Mouchoir de Khedive
  • Perfume de Madame Recamier
  • Perfume Klytia
  • Perfume Principe Jaime
  • Rêve de Quatre Cœurs
  • Rose de 4 Cœurs
  • Souverain Perfume
  • Tamara
  • Violette de Montagnes

The perfumes of L'Institut de Beaute:
  • 1895 Bouquet de l'Empire
  • 1907 Klytia
  • 1910 Bouquet L'Empereur
  • 1911 L'Amour Antique
  • 1920 Elyane
  • 1925 aube
  • 1925 Exquis Printemps
  • 1930 Eulalia 
  • 1931 Le Bouquet du Khedive (named after the Khedive of Egypt)
  • 1931 Parfum Djavidan

Harem Life - Page 245, 1931:
".. in the market as I am when I order Le Bouquet du Khedive or the Parfum Djavidan from the Institut de Beaute, in Paris."

Harem Life - Page 245, 1931:
".. in the market as I am when I order Le Bouquet du Khedive or the Parfum Djavidan from the Institut de Beaute, in Paris."

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