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Vintage Perfumes For Sale

Monday, November 2, 2015


Cherigan, established by Ota Polacek at 120 avenue des Champs-Elysées, Paris in 1929, also had an outlet in Havana, Cuba.

The perfumes of Cherigan:
  • 1927 Fleurs de Tabac
  • 1928 Mascarades
  • 1929 Chance
  • 1945 Chypre
  • 1945 Jasmin
  • 1945 Bleu Impériale
  • 1945 La Habana Cuba
  • 1945 Or Impériale
  • 1946 Vers la Chance
  • 1947 Fleur de Cherigan
  • 1966 Parisienne
  • Historie de Fleurs
  • Jupon

Mascarades: Presented in a black bottle with a most unusual golden face under a rain of gold dust front decoration. Flacon by Cristalleries de Nancy.

Fleurs de Tabac: presented in a black glass bottle, with applied gold metal leaves and gilt serigraphy. Ht. 2 3/4". Also available in a clear glass version with the applied leaves. Bottles designed by Andre Jollivet.  A small round, disk shaped purse bottle was also used, this bottle had a brass overcap inscribed with "Cherigan", it was housed in a black velveteen pouch this bottle also came with an ivory enameled or plastic cap and hosed in a tan suede pouch. These disk bottles were also used for Chance.

Chance: Presented in a black glass, green glass, blue glass or red glass bottle with a silver horse-shoe motif. Bottle was designed by Andre Jollivet. Other bottles were also used for Chance over the years, although they were not as fancy.

Billboard, 1951:
"N. Sure Company announces lines of imported Cherigan perfumes and colognes at prices insuring good profits. Nationally advertised, the perfumes — Chance and Fleurs de Tabac- — come in bottles ranging from quarter ounce to two ounce capacity. Cologne bottles have capacity of 2 to 16 ounces.  Packaged with bright, striped wrapping over square, heavy glass bottles with stopper, the items have eye appeal. N. Sure's Twin Paks of perfume for gifts combine the scents in bottles mounted in a hand tailored suede finish box. Prices on request."

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