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The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Houbigant company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back the perfume!

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Gardenia Concentre by Houbigant c1935

Gardenia Concentre by Houbigant: launched in 1935. This name was also used by Cheramy, a division of Houbigant.

So what does it smell like? It was a strong, long lasting gardenia scent, with a slight mushroomy odor.

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1941.

This same bottle was used for Houbigant's Etude perfume from 1931. Photos by ebay seller vintageglass

The Baccarat crystal bottle rests on a silver plated base and is encased in a box of varnished wood.
Both the glass stopper, with the engraved Houbigant "H",and the bottle, have an engraved matching number. 
The base of the bottle is also acid-etched "FRANCE".
The bottle is in superb condition with virtually no flaws that I can find. 
It has a silver metal collar around the stopper opening. 
The silver metal cap screws onto the collar, over the stopper.
A small paper flower label on one side of the bottle reads: GARDENIA concentre HOUBIGANT.
The presentation base is metal, with wood on the bottom (& stamped MADE IN FRANCE)
The handmade wood cover is likewise in beautiful condition; highly varnished, with no marks.
The bottle is 1 3/8" (3.6 cm) square & 3 5/8" (9.4 cm) tall.

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