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Thursday, February 8, 2018


Offenthal of Paris.

Lucienne Offenthal was a purse maker established at 24 rue de la Paix, Paris in 1925. Sold perfume under the "Pompadour" name in the 1920s - 1930s. Launched Ce Soir ou Jamais.

The "Pompadour" shop was 78 Champs Elysées, Paris. (in 1929)

vintage, c. 1924, "Ce Soir ou Jamais" perfume presentation from Offenthal, Paris. The champagne bottle sits in a French trunk box. There is a paper in the box that reads: "A Merry Christmas from David and Blum Inc."  The cover was hinged originally, but now detached. Inside is satin with a few minor stains. The 3 1/2" high bottle has a label on the front that reads: "Ce Soir ou Jamais." Another label toward the base, but on the side of the bottle reads: "Offenthal, Paris." Images from worthpoint.

David & Blum were glove importers from New York.

The Glovers Review, Volume 29, 1929:
"Andre David, Norman Blum and Joseph Isaacs, of David & Blum, Inc., glove importers of New York, together with Jacques Frankel, former merchandise manager with Franklin Simon & Company, have organized Pompadour Toiletries, sole American distributors of a French perfume, "Ce Soir ou Jamais."

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