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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Royal Houbigant by Houbigant c1904

Royal Houbigant by Houbigant: launched in 1904. It was available as perfume, powder and soap.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It was classified as an oriental fragrance for women. I have no notes on this composition, I would need a sample to tell you what it smells like. All I know is that it was considered a "strong perfume"recommended to be worn by black haired and brunette haired women.

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Chemist and Druggist: The Newsweekly for Pharmacy, Volume 73, 1908:
"Franco British Exhibition ....In the centre of the avenue are several closed exhibits including that of M. Houbigant of 19 Faubourg St Honore Paris whose display of soaps perfumery etc has been purchased by the Army and Navy Co operative Society Particularly striking is the get up style of the Mes Delices perfume and the Royal Houbigant soaps which are boxed in tablets of three wrapped in paper of delicate art blue."

Bottle stands 4" tall. Bottle marked with the Baccarat  acid stamp on base. Photo by ebay seller cclinne

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1923.

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