Monday, December 22, 2014

Celui by Jean Desses c1938

Celui by Jean Desses: launched in 1938. Created by Paul Vacher for Les Parfums Jean Desses. Advertisements of the day described it as "a perfume as soft as a secret".

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral chypre fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: aldehydes, lemon, hyacinth and hawthorn
  • Middle notes: rose de Mai, Egyptian jasmine, gardenia, orris and heliotrope
  • Base notes: civet, amber, patchouli, musk, sandalwood and oakmoss

Realities - Issues 204-209, 1963:
"Celui from Jean Dessès bottle crystal blue lined and trimmed by hand of Baccarat Crystal, with leaf-shaped frame, gold, signed Mauboussin." 

The parfum concentration for Celui was housed inside of a beautiful satin glass (frosted glass) bottle.

The Eau de Cologne Parfumee was housed in a bottle of the same shape as the above Parfum, however, the glass is not frosted, but polished clear crystal. This bottle came in three sizes: 2 oz, 4 oz and 8 oz.

The Parfum de Toilette was housed in a modified version of the above bottle.

Celui was also presented in heavy Baccarat crystal bottles in two sizes: 6" tall for the Parfum de Toilette and 5" tall for the parfum.

A rare travel set was composed of two triangular bottles that fit together inside of a red leather case. The bottles had brass screwcaps.

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