Thursday, July 17, 2014

Les Parfums de Paquin

Paquin of Paris France, couture house of Jeanne Paquin, .very successful couturier, at 3 rue de la Paix, Paris in 1890; opened a branch in London, introduced perfumes from 1939, merged with Worth in 1954. The couture house closed in 1962.

Paquin used bottles from Baccarat (flacon design #800) for various fragrances. Some of the crystal bottles for Espoir  & Ever After were produced by Baccarat. Habit Rouge (Red Frock) was presented in a small black-glass bottle with a red stone in the stopper by Baccarat. In 1953, Espoir was presented in a small black-glass bottle with a green stone in the stopper.

The perfumes of Paquin:
  • 1939 9 X 9
  • 1939 Habit Rouge
  • 1939 Ever After
  • 1945 Espoir
  • 1945 P2
  • 1948 Lavande
  • 1948 L'Eau de Paquin
  • 1949 No. 9
  • 1953 Goya
  • Monologue
  • Nuit d’Afrique
  • Old Panama
  • Sahara
  • Solfrege

Ever After," a BACCARAT perfume bottle for Paquin, circa 1939, in clear crystal, with label, in elaborate wicker cage with music box base, plays "La Vie en Rose," as bottle revolves. Stenciled BACCARAT. Ht. 2 7/8. Photo courtesy of Rago Arts & Auction Center.

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