Saturday, March 26, 2016

Parfums Forvil

Parfums Forvil of 1 rue de Castiglione,Paris France. The company was established in 1922 by Leo Fink as Forval.

In 1923, the company was sold to La Societe Anonyme les Dentifrices du Docteur Pierre Mussot (dental hygiene company established in 1837 by Dr. Pierre Mussot) and renamed Forvil.

Forvil was bought out by Bristol-Myers  by 1968 and the business was closed in 1969. Luckily for us, Forvil is being resurrected, here is the new website .


Lalique created black glass bottles for only two companies: D'Orsay and Forvil, the two companies founded by Leo Fink. The famous perfume bottles for La Perle Noire and Le Corail Rouge, were both designed by Lalique.

The Perfumes of Forvil:
  • 1922 La Perle Noire (a realistic carnation perfume)
  • 1924 Relief
  • 1925 Chypre
  • 1925 La Corail Rouge
  • 1926 5
  • 1926 Les 5 Fleurs/Five Flowers
  • 1926 Eau de Cologne
  • 1927 Le Parfum
  • 1928 France Fleurs
  • 1929 Les Anemones
  • 1936 A Vous Ordres, reintroduced in 1958
  • 1936 Lavender
  • 1936 Russe
  • 1937 Les Trois Valses
  • 1937 Les Yeux Doux
  • 1941 Hymenee
  • 1941 Gale Jade
  • 1951 Equivoque
  • 1954 Poeme
  • 1964 Taquin
  • Gageure (launch date unknown)

A 1930 newspaper ad states: "Forvil's The Black Pearl comes in the smart Lalique bottle pictured above encased in a most attractive box. Makes a stunning gift of unquestionable good taste."

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