Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Frances Denney Perfumes

Frances Denney/Denny of Philadelphia, Pa. Frances Denney also traded under the name Denney & Denney from 1925-1950.





Frances Cunningham, from Drogheda, Ireland broke the stereotypes of the late Victorian era and enrolled in Trinity College in Dublin. She became the first woman to graduate with a degree in chemistry. Shortly after emigrating to the United States, she combined her knowledge of chemistry with a spirit of innovation and created a new industry by opening a fashionable salon in Philadelphia in 1897.

Coincidentally, the day her salon opened, she was celebrating not only her own birthday but also the birth of the first Cosmetic House in America.  While most cosmetics of the period did no more than cover the skin, Frances Denney introduced the first Regimen for Skin Care, "Cleanse, Freshen and Lubricate". Her superb formulas were sought out for their exceptional beauty dividends as well as the small investment in the time that was needed to attain these beautiful results.

In 1910 Frances Denney became the first to open a salon in a the John Wanamaker's retail department store in Philadelphia.

Frances Denney's oldest son entered the family business in 1928, followed by his brother and sister. At about this time, Frances began to diminish her role in the business and ultimately retired in 1938 at the age of 74.

Today, Frances Denney's parent company is publicly held and is listed on the American Stock Exchange. The specialists who continue Frances Denney's work share her extraordinary vision and high standards.  Frances Denney's skincare and fragrances are available at her website www.fancesdenney.com, most information used in this guide from the website.

The perfumes of Frances Denney:
  • 1920 Mayana
  • 1925 Bizarre
  • 1925 Jasmin Flowers
  • 1925 Rose Elizabeth
  • 1925 Silver Narcisse
  • 1938 You and I
  • 1939 Night Life
  • 1939 Shining Star
  • 1939 Yes,Yes
  • 1940 Do-Re-Mi
  • 1942 Whirlwind
  • 1949 Mrs Santa Claus Comes To Town
  • 1950 Snow Blossom (an aldehydic perfume)
  • 1952 Hope (an aldehydic floral perfume)
  • 1956 Gay Mood
  • 1962 Interlude
  • 1970 Chenango

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