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Kislav of Paris

 Kislav of Paris is a French glove company. They launched fragrances in the early 1950’s. They were a subsidiary of Gants Buscarlet or "Gloves Buscarlet."  The perfumes of Kislav: 1930 - 6 ½  1954 -...

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El Encanto

El Encanto department store in Havana, Cuba.On April 13, 1961 a dreadful fire caused by the explosion of several bombs in chain stores reduced to ashes, perhaps most emblematic of Central America: El...

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Enigma by Alexa c1931

Enigma by Alexa (Alexandra de Markoff): launched in 1931, some other sources state it was launched in 1944, production may have been stalled during WWII and reintroduced later. It was available in the...

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Toute La Foret by Rosine c1911

Toute La Foret by Rosine: launched in 1911. The name means "The Whole Forest". Created to evoke memories of happy hours in Fontainebleau, with a scent of undergrowth (herbal and forest flowers). Raoul...

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Pheromone by Marilyn Miglin c1978

Pheromone by Marilyn Miglin: launched in 1978. In 1978, Pheromone's pure parfum retailed for $200 an ounce, in 1986 it was $300 an ounce, by 1989, it was selling for $325 a ounce, the fragrance was...

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Parfums François Villon

Societe Francaise de Parfumerie-Parfums François Villon, a perfume manufacturer and wholesaler was established by S. de Benveniste at 1 rue Lord Byron, Toulouse. The name Francois Villon was based on a...

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Princess Grace de Monaco by Faberge c1998

Princess Grace de Monaco by Faberge: launched in 1998 as a tribute to Princess Grace (actress Grace Kelly). In tribute to the legendary Princess Grace of Monaco, Faberge has created the Grace de...

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Buyer Beware! These Poison Bottles Are Not All That They Seem!

 Buyer Beware! These "Poison Bottles" are not all that they seem! There has been a recent surge in sellers offering unusual antique "poison bottles" at very high prices. In reality, the bottles...

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Gilmar Laboratories , Inc.

Parker Laboratories, Inc. , doing business as Gilmar Laboratories, Inc. of Newark , N.J. Filed a trademark application on Aug.18, 1967, for both "POT" and "LSD", words to be used a names for colognes....

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Parfums de Germaine Lecomte

Paris; a couturier, established house at 9 avenue Matignon in 1924, launched fragrances in 1946. The perfumes of Germaine Lecomte: 1945 Soir de Fête 1953 Amour Sorcier Effluves Lui Toujours Ronceraie

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F Sharp by Faberge c1958

F# by Faberge: launched in 1958. Contrary to some online sources, F Sharp was not a men's fragrance.  The promotional record for Faberge's F# perfume, "F Sharp" is the first perfumed album in musical...

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Dubarry et Cie

Dubarry and Co. (alternatively Dubarry Perfumery) of 81 Brompton Road, London. The company was established in 1917 with a French name and style as the perfume division of The Pill Tablet Standard...

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One Perfect Rose by La Prairie c1990

One Perfect Rose by La Prairie: launched in 1990. Created by Guy Robert and the PFW essence house. In 1987, Georgette Mosbacher, wife of then Commerce Secretary Robert Mosbacher, purchased the Swiss...

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Gauloise by Molyneux 1980

Gauloise by Molyneux: launched in 1980. In USA by 1981. Created by Giovanni Pampuri."The perfume that reflects the legendary French female whose bite can be incredibly sharp" “Gauloise” is the feminine...

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Expression by Jacques Fath c1977

Expression by Jacques Fath: launched in 1977. Created by Raymond Chaillan. Expression was available in the following products: 3.5ml Parfum Purse Spray 7ml Parfum 30ml Parfum 40ml Parfum 3.5 ml Eau de...

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Elgin American Vanities Compacts Catalog Page 1931

 Elgin American Vanities Compacts Catalog Page 1931. images: ebay seller bogeady, color corrections by me.

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Ciara by Revlon c1973

Ciara by Revlon: launched in 1973. (pronounced SEE-AHR'-AH). There was one year at Revlon when all the fragrances seemed to have something to do with the name Charles Revson. Ciara (a poetic...

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Parfums de Coeur Designer Imposter Fragrances

Parfums de Coeur designer imposter fragrances: NINJA- Opium and Cinnabar FAIRCHILD - Oscar de la Renta and Gloria Vanderbilt NOUVELLE - Jontue and Enjoli SAMMY - Charlie SMOLDERING MUSK - Coty's Musk...

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Revolution a Versailles by Jean Desprez c1989

Revolution a Versailles by Jean Desprez: launched in 1989. Fragrance Composition: So what does it smell like? It is classified as a fruity floral fragrance for women. Top notes: artemisia, mirabelle...

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Black Cashmere by Donna Karan c2002

Black Cashmere by Donna Karan: launched in 2002. Created by Rodrigo Flores-Roux. Donna chose the name because for her black cashmere is the ultimate fabric, it and best reflects her aesthetic.  She...

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Act IV by Faberge c1950

Act IV by Faberge: launched in 1950.Available in cologne, soap and parfum. In 1952, Faberge introduced a new kind of fragrance: Faberge's Bath Perfume, with an oily base. Meant to be sprinkled in tub,...

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Perfumes in Ancient Egypt

A few years ago, I had a nice boxed set of seven recreated perfumes entitled "The Fragrant Past: Perfumes of Cleopatra & Julius Caesar". These were made expressly for an exhibition at the Emory...

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Esme of Paris

During the early 1940s, Esme Davis Matz, launched a fragrance line called Esme of Paris in New York.  Born on January 18, 1906 as Esmeralda Consuelo Maria del Delgado Holland, Esme Davis Matz to...

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Vacances by Jean Patou c1934

Vacances by Jean Patou: launched in 1934 (though some people say it came out in 1936, but this is when Patou trademarked the name). Created by Henri Almeras. The French word Vacances translates to...

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