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Friday, August 30, 2013

Violet Essence by Elizabeth Arden c1920

Wood Violet Essence by Elizabeth Arden : launched in 1920.

Fragrance Composition:

Wood Violet Essence was most likely a non-alcoholic concentrated violet soliflore perfume oil.


In 1940, the Wood Violet Essence was presented in an oval acetate box simulating a picture frame. The little glass bottle was decorated with painted sea shells or colored pieces of velvet to simulate violet blossoms complete with molded composition leaves, the ad above does mention "sea shell violets", tiny sea shells were a popular perfume bottle adornment at the time. The fragile blown glass bottle measures just 2" tall and the stopper has a long dauber.

Photo by Perfume Bottles Auction.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1947.

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