Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a season of scented delights!
Here’s a Coty advertisement from 1949, featuring an array of gift sets and special holiday editions of classic fragrances like Chypre, Emeraude, and Muguet de Bois. I wish I could step back in time and pick up some L’Origan, maybe even in the “Cinderella slipper” packaging…
Wishing you luck with any shopping you may be doing today!
Art and perfume are two of my longtime passions, and I love exploring the points where they meet. Over the coming weeks and months, I’ll be posting a series of observations about perfume advertising’s coy and clever relationship with art history.
This image, a magazine ad for Coty’s fragrance Muse (1946), was created by illustrator Carl “Eric” Erickson. Who knows what this muse is whispering into that stylish woman’s ear in a room overlooking the Place Vendôme?