Hello and welcome! Please understand that this website is not affiliated with Guerlain in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the classic fragrances of days gone by.

The main objective of this website is to chronicle the history of the Guerlain fragrances and showcase the bottles and advertising used throughout the years.

However, one of the other goals of this website is to show the present owners of the Guerlain perfume company how much we miss the discontinued classics and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back these fragrances!

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the fragrance, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories, what it reminded you of, maybe a relative wore it, or you remembered seeing the bottle on their vanity table), who knows, perhaps someone from the current Guerlain brand might see it.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Guerlain Bath Salts Bottle c1920s

This 7" tall, clear glass, square shaped bottle was used to hold bath salts. The stopper was molded into the shape of a cup, so that you could precisely measure the amount of recommended salt crystals to be poured into your bath water. Some people have confused this bottle with being an eye wash container and eye bath. The base of the bottle is molded with "Guerlain France Paris".

You can see the exact image shown in a 1924 Park & Tilford advertisement for Guerlain talc and bath salts. The top of the stopper looks kinda funny as the sealing membrane is covering the cup and making it slightly hard to see in the ad. Also, note that in the advertisement, the bath salts were available in only the L'Heure Bleue and Rue de la Paix scents at the time of printing. The frosted glass talcum powder bottle was available in Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue, Rue de la Paix and Guerlinade.

EBAY HEADS UP - Guerlain Statue

While I was browsing ebay this evening, I came across an unusual item. The seller claims it is:
"Fresh from an Estate is An Original Antique 19th century French Dore Bronze Advertisement and/or Store Display used in the Fine Paris Shop, Guerlain Boutique on the Champs-Élysées, in Paris. This Dore Bronze Advertising Sculpture came the Estate of a French Family with only the finest quality antiques and emigrated to The USA in the 1950s. This sculpture was purchased by the Grandmother, who frequented the Famous Boutique in Paris during the 1920s. The sculpture measures 7.25"tall on 4" of Italian Carreras dual color marble bases with Dore Bronze ribbon adorning the circumference 11.25" total. It is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, hairlines, or restorations and only minimal chips answer flea bites to the marble as shown in the images. A VERY FINE QUALITY and Rare Advertisement for the Famous Perfumer. This All Original Advertising Sculpture is antique and from the 19th century. A great and hard to find Piece."

Now for the TRUTH:

Please understand that this is not an original Guerlain item. The statue is actually a vintage Avon President's Club District Achievement Award Mrs. Albee Award gilded pewter figurine from 1984-1985 awarded to the representatives who demonstrated the very best in Sales Increase/Sales Volume. Award is 8.5 inch tall and base is 4 inch diameter.

You can also find these with a front tag that reads "100 Avon 18-86-1986" as it was also used for 1986 for the 100th Anniversary of the founding of the Avon/California Perfume Company.  The bottom reads "PC Avon's Very Best #3 in Sales Increase 1986-1987".   Award is 8.5 inch tall and base is 4 inch diameter.

Someone had taken the statue and added it to a possible lamp base.

This is not from the 1950s, nor was it actually used by Guerlain.

Please feel free to look up the Avon Mrs Albee Award 1984-1985 pewter figurine for Sales Increase on google to find more examples like this one:

I notified the seller of these facts and informed them that I will be discussing this on my Guerlain website and notifying potential bidders of this unusual cobbled together item with the correct information. The seller has a history of selling wonderful items with no problems. Their other listings are quite accurate and forthcoming, however, I think whomever they acquired this statue from was not telling them the truth and that they had made a bad purchase.

Click here to see the auction