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Le Galion Bourrasque Perfume Ad, Vintage Perfume, Dove Flying, Orange Background, Ad Art, Red Color, Colour, Optical Illusions, Vintage Advertisements
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Le Galion Bourrasque | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

This vintage perfume ad from 1955 is an optical illusion of sorts. Against a warm, deep-orange background, a dove flies through a fearsome storm. The wing forms the shape of an elegant woman in profile, complete with pearls, earrings and long, graceful eyelashes. The dove symbolises both femininity and hope- perhaps the optimism of a France in bloom a decade after the close of war. This illustration by Claude Maurel portrays a woman and a dove flying against a storm.

Chanel Cuir de Russie Chanel, Modern Classic, Vintage Advertisements, Perfume, History, Art, Russia, Leather, Art Background
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Chanel Cuir de Russie | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

This 1948 ad for Chanel's 'Cuir de Russie' fragrance is a modern classic. True to Coco Chanel's aesthetic philosophy, it is a very minimal work, depicting the plain, square bottle in monochrome. The background is a gorgeous gradient of white fading to black. The smoky fragrance it advertises, created in 1925, was aimed at women who dared to smoke in public- controversial in those days. This ad for the audacious 'Russian Leather' perfume will add historic glamour to your wall.

Lotus Yardley Eau de Toilette Lotus, Old Firm, In Cosmetics, Vintage Advertisements, Bright Pink, Pink Flowers, History, Image, Art
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Lotus Yardley Eau de Toilette | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

This ad from 1953 promotes the Yardley London fragrance called Lotus. Established in 1770, Yardley is one of the world's oldest firms to specialise in cosmetics, fragrances and related toiletries products. In this dazzling image the S of 'Lotus' is rendered as a scent undulating from the bottle, descending over a bright pink flower against a turquoise night. While Yardley has an elite reputation, with a longstanding relationship to the British monarchy, this ad was created for a mass-market…

Les Heureux Cadeaux Caron Geraniums, Vintage Advertisements, Perfume Bottles, Presents, Seasons, History, Illustration, Poster, Art
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Les Heureux Cadeaux Caron | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

In this poster from 1953 Caron presents its Christmas fragrance Nuit de Noël. In the inventive ad, the candles on the tree are replaced with perfume bottles. This fragrance had an unlikely scent for the season, with Caron's trademark dark undercurrent of geranium, liquorice, leather, iodine and vanillin placed at the base and the heart of the composition. Far from the homely intimacy of Christmas, the fragrance evoked something more melancholy- reflected in this illustration by the…

Lanvin Perfumes Lanvin Perfume, Vintage Advertisements, 1940s, Vintage World Maps, Gallery Wall, History, Art, Art Background, Historia
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Lanvin Perfumes | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

This ad from 1941 was created for prestigious French perfume house Lanvin. It shows an object that looks like an orrery in the starry expanse of space, the instrument scientists once used to show the movements of heavenly bodies. On its shining, metallic surfaces are written the names by then iconic Lanvin fragrances: Scandal, Mon Peche (also known as My Sin), Prétexte, Rumeur and Arpége. Originally and mainly a couturier, having founded her fashion house in 1889, Lanvin later made her mark…

Lanvin Perfumes Lanvin Perfume, Romanesque, Vintage Advertisements, 1940s, History, Art, Art Background, Historia, Kunst
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Lanvin Perfumes | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

In this curious ad for Lanvin from 1955, a Parisian street performer balances boxes in the air each with the name of a legendary Lanvin fragrance. Their racy titles- Scandal, Rumeur, My Sin- reflect the seductiveness of the perfumes and the psychoanalytic intrigues pursued by the tricky ad men of the time. The Romanesque typeface at the bottom announces the name of this most baroque of perfume houses, which dared to be ornate in an era known for its minimalism.

Lancôme Perfumes Lancome, Vintage Advertisements, Perfume, Fine Art, Art Prints, History, Art Impressions, Historia, Fine Art Prints
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Lancôme Perfumes | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

This intriguing piece from 1954 exhibits the fragrances of perfume house Lancôme. The three perfumes presented are Magie, Tresor and Kypre, each held by a glamorous figure. Kypre was one of Lancôme's the original five fragrances the company issued in 1935 and helped to put them on the map. The illustration is by Edmond-Maurice Pérot, who creates an exotic neoclassical scene, bucking the trend towards minimalism. The perfumes themselves were similarly ornate in character, their notes nodding…

Guerlain Ode Vintage Advertisements, Impressionist, History, Illustration, Artwork, Poster, Pictures, Photos, Historia
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Guerlain Ode | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

This fragrance was mentioned in Ian Fleming's On Her Majesty's Secret Service as an archetypal seductive scent. In this 1955 poster the illustrator Palayer renders Ode in the form of a verdant plant emerging from an ornate vase. This fabulous picture is impressionistic with a light character redolent of spring, appropriate for a perfume which combines jasmine and rose in a tribute to that season. Perfect for any interior, this sunny artwork recalls a post-war period of optimism and…

Guerlain Night Flight Cloudy Nights, Blue Color Schemes, Bottle Design, Vintage Advertisements, Night Skies, Tapestry, Fine Art, Art Prints, History
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Guerlain Night Flight | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

This poster from 1954 advertises the fragrance 'Vol de Nuit' or 'Night Flying', from Guerlain. Created in 1933, its name comes from a bestselling novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry about the early days of aviation. The bottle's design is true to that spirit, its appearance referencing a plane propeller in motion. The black and blue colour scheme of the poster background recalls a cloudy night's sky. The image is dazzlingly modernist, evoking an early 20th century wonder at technological…

Guerlain Flower of Fire Vintage Advertisements, Vintage Ads, Vintage Posters, Mythical Birds, First Perfume, New Chapter, Vintage Beauty, Illustrations, Moose Art
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Guerlain Flower of Fire | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

This poster from 1951 advertises the Fleur de Feu or 'Flower of Fire' fragrance from Guerlain. Released in 1949, the name references the Phoenix, the mythical bird which is cyclically reborn from the flames. This was Guerlain's first perfume released after the war- the strong symbolism of rebirth is obvious. Lyse Darcy's illustration shows a woman bursting with passion against a background daubed in fiery amaranth. The jagged lines branching away from her head reference Fleur de Feu's woody…

Eau de Cologne Roger & Gallet New Look Fashion, Vintage Advertisements, History, Illustration, Art, Cologne, Stone, Art Background, Historia
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Eau de Cologne Roger & Gallet | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

The use of white space in this ad creates a calming ambience which surrounds the scene of feminine opulence. It was illustrated by Pierre Pagès, known for his depictions of sophisticated women. A high-class lady examines a bottle of Roger & Gallet Eau de Cologne in the mirror. Such a scene, from 1953, is emblematic of the turn towards extravagant femininity after the war exemplified by Christian Dior's 'New Look' fashion range which exhibited large, flowing skirts and slim waists.

Caron The Art of Parfume Parfum Caron, Vintage Advertisements, Perfume, Fine Art, Art Prints, History, Art Impressions, Historia, Fine Art Prints
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Caron The Art of Parfume | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

This 1952 ad for perfume house Caron depicts an Ancient Greek woman holding a jug from which wafts the scent of perfume. The Greeks were the first to master 'The Art of Perfume'- legend has it the sails of Cleopatra's boat were once coated with fragrant oils in a ploy to seduce Marc Antony. The background of this piece is a luscious blend of blue and pink. This poster is a visual feast, playing on the hallowed history of perfume.

Caron Pepper Perfume Red Dragon, Vintage Advertisements, Vintage Posters, Perfume, Stuffed Peppers, Fine Art, Art Prints, History, Poster Vintage
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Caron Pepper Perfume | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

Caron is a perfume house founded by Ernest Daltroff in 1904, still in business today. This stunning 1954 poster advertises their 'Poivre' or 'Pepper' fragrance. A red dragon recalling the Orient encircles the gorgeously shaped glass bottle which implies a woman's shapely curves. This lavish fragrance is remembered for its fiery scent which is as much carnation as bell or black pepper. Displayed on your wall this beautiful vintage poster will create an atmosphere of luxurious cosmopolitanism…

Caron Pepper New New Look Fashion, Fashion Line, Fiery Dragon, Fire Breathing Dragon, Blue Backgrounds, Vintage Advertisements, Spice Things Up, Oriental, Perfume Bottles
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Caron Pepper New | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

A fire-breathing dragon encircles a perfume bottle in this ad created for Caron's Poivre fragrance. For France in 1955 'la femme moderne' was the supreme feminine ideal, a trend most exemplified by Dior's New Look fashion line. The bottle glimmers with a starry sheen against the warm blue background. The fiery dragon references the spicy pepper top note of this famed perfume composed by Michel Morsetti. This exotic oriental scene is sure to spice up any interior it calls home.

Caron Pepper Cursed Child Book, Vintage Advertisements, Red Flowers, Flower Decorations, Erotic, Backdrops, Perfume Bottles, Stuffed Peppers, Fine Art
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Caron Pepper | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

'Perfume for the modern woman' is the tagline for this 1955 fragrance. The black and red flowers decorating the fan which forms a backdrop to the perfume bottle represent the spicy pepper which forms the top note of this rich fragrance. That gorgeously designed bottle recalls a woman's shapely curves and attests to the erotic power of this scent. The modernity emphasised by the tagline was a popular theme amongst French women who reclaimed their feminine wiles following the war.

Caron Muguet Bonheur Poster Ads, Orange Blossom, Lily Of The Valley, Vintage Advertisements, Bloom, History, Gifts, Art, Bonheur
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Caron Muguet Bonheur | Fine Art Printing, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s Advertisements | Vintage Advertising Art

Lilies of the valley bloom in this 1955 poster ad for Caron's Muguet Bonheur. Traditionally handed over as gifts on the first of May, they denote spring time- apt for a perfume with a verdant, woodland scent. These lilies are the top notes in this fragrance along with neroli, bergamot and orange blossom. In legend lilies of the valley are the Madonna's tears at Calvary. The springtime good luck which they herald will enchant and brighten any interior they grace.