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Monday, July 29, 2013

Roselip by Guerlain, a tinted lip balm c1880-1910

Roselip, a lightly rose tinted lip balm housed in a tiny Sevres porcelain pot. It was available in two shades, a pink tint (#449), and a coral red tint (#450). This product was introduced around 1879/1880 and sold up until around 1910.

photo from original Guerlain catalog, the item on the left in the tin was Baume de la Ferte (#190), an ointment for chapped lips and nipples of mothers who were breastfeeding.

A popular recipe at the time, the rose lip pomade/balm/salve was made up of olive oil, whale oil, sweet almond oil, white wax, roses and Balsam of Peru.

from Perfumery and Kindred Arts: A Comprehensive Treatise on Perfumery, 1877

GUERLAIN "Rose Lip" - (1880) Rare small warehouse cylindrical
photo by drouot

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