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Thursday, January 24, 2019


Poujol was established by Gustav K. Poujol. The imported French perfume line was carried by Mandel Brothers in the USA.

In addition to perfumes, sachets, soap, talcum powder, toilet waters, Poujol also made cosmetics including face powder (and compacts), lipstick,  rouge, cleansing tissues.

Gustav Poujol died on February 3, 1913 at the age of 78 years old at his home at 520 Court Street, Reading, PA, following complications from an illness lasting over several months. He was born in France in 1835 and first came to America in 1868, settling first in Philadelphia and later resettled in Reading about five years later. He was a naturalized citizen of the United States. For 43 years he was employed by the TA Willson Spectacle Company and only just retired three years from active work before his death. He was also noted as a perfumer. He was survived by his widow, a son, Charles H. Poujol, of Hunt, MO, and a daughter, Mrs. Chester Gery of Reading. Other relatives included: Mrs. George Beal of Mt. Penn, PA; Mrs. James Prior, Trenton, NJ; and Mrs. Jacob Greenbaum of Lorraine. His funeral service was held at his late residence and the funerary sermon was preached by Rev. HC Lilly. Poujol had a private interment in an Alsace cemetery.

Poujol's perfumes were still being sold in 1935. I *think* that perhaps after Gustav Poujol passed away, the company may have been purchased by Mandel Brothers and became a subsidiary as I started seeing it called "Mandel's Poujol"perfume in early 1930s newspaper advertisements.

The perfumes of Poujol:
  • 1923 Chypre
  • 1923 Ambre Noir
  • 1923 Origan d'Or
  • 1923 Heliotrope
  • 1923 Jolie Fleurs
  • 1923 Peau d'Espagne
  • 1923 Honeysuckle
  • 1923 Wallflower
  • 1923 Jockey Club
  • 1923 Charme de Poujol 
  • 1923 Trefle
  • 1923 Oriental Bouquet
  • 1923 Muguet
  • 1923 Crabapple
  • 1923 Violette
  • 1923 Rose
  • 1923 Mimosa
  • 1923 Lilac
  • 1923 Jasmin
  • 1923 Ambre
  • 1923 Narcisse/Narcissus
  • 1925 Stilligan
  • 1927 Orchidee
  • 1929 Sweet Pea
  • 1929 Magnolia
  • 1929 Gardenia
  • 1934 A
  • 1934 B
  • 1934 C

The bottles shown in the above advertisements were discontinued for the new style shown below.

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