Thursday, July 17, 2014

Parfums Ramey

Ramey, established in 1913 at 332 rue Saint-Honore, Paris by Georges Herman as Laboratoires des Produits Radiaces, also established in 1913 by Herman.

The perfumes of Ramey:
  • 1920 Gin
  • 1927 Nuit de Stamboul
  • 1930 Vers L’Amour
  • 1931 Nenufar
  • 1935  Minuit
  • 1935 Ramey
  • Charme Fleuri

The perfume for Nuit de Stamboul was presented in a bottle designed by Julien Viard and made by C. Depinoix et Fils. Clear glass flacon with frosted stopper of partially draped nude maiden.

Nenufar, named after waterlilies, was contained in a beautiful black glass flacon etched with a figure of an African, complete with a small black head with broad smiling mouth and bright eyes, much akin to Golliwogg by Vigny.  Pol Rab designed the bottle for the 1931 Paris Colonial Exposition. The Paris Colonial Exposition (or "Exposition coloniale internationale", International Colonial Exposition) was a six-month colonial exhibition held in Paris, France in 1931 that attempted to display the diverse cultures and immense resources of France's colonial possessions, especially that of North and West Africa.

Minuit (Midnight) was: launched in 1931, black glass bottle w/ molded gilded floral stopper. Gilded label shows nude woman holding a perfume burner.

Gin, launched around 1920, was a fantastic bottle made up of clear glass molded with a basket weave pattern accented with gilding.

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