VINTAGE EVENING IN PARIS 1940 PERFUME BOURJOIS 5 PIECE
EVENING IN PARIS
SET OF 5 OVAL BOX SET
1940's BOURJOIS NEW YORK
INCLUDED IN THE BOX SET IS
Evening In Paris Cologne BOURJOIS NEW YORK 2 FL. OZS
Evening In Paris Talcum Powder BOURJOIS NEW YORK NET 3 1/4 OZS
Evening In Paris Eau de Toilette BOURJOIS NEW YORK 2 FL. OZS
Evening In Paris Perfume BOURJOIS NEW YORK .15 OZS
Evening In Paris Perfume Bullet BOURJOIS NEW YORK
The individual pieces are in very good condition. The Cobalt bottles are magnificent in the sunlight, as I tried to capture in the first picture. The bottles are at least 3/4 full, perhaps even more, please see photo for the liquid line. The smallest perfume appears to be just above half full and the bullet is empty. I am not sure if the Bullet was used to carry in one's pocketbook and you were to fill it from the main bottle?
The box is in average condition for it's age. It is a bit faded and has a crack on the side. I added photo's of this.
Please let me know if you have any questions or need more pictures, always happy to provide them. Shipping will be priority flat rate - medium box. I ship next day.
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Thanks for Looking
Photo courtesy of Glennie's Evening in Paris display from the 2004 Findlay Bottle Show
Dating Vintage Evening in Paris Perfume Bottles
Evening in Paris, also known as Soir de Paris by Bourjois, debuted in 1926 and was an instant hit. The bottles were sold from the 1920s-1960s, and their bottles changed very little, but their labels can tell us a great deal about when they were produced. The majority of bottles are cobalt blue glass, but there were also clear glass and gilded glass examples to be found.
Silver triangle labels on cobalt bottles:during the 1920s to the 1940s, most of the labels were triangular shaped. The 1920s and 1930s saw bottles with frosted glass stoppers, these generally had cork ends. The 1940s bottle had metal and cork stoppers.
Silver curved label on cobalt glass: in the 1930s, bottle appeared with this curved label, later on in the 1950s, gold labels appeared on clear, gilded and cobalt bottles.
Silver rectangle labels on cobalt bottles: during the 1940s, silver rectangular labels were used as well as silvery metal screw caps. There was also an instance of thin silver labels across the bottom front of the bottle, noting Evening in Paris ins cript.
Gold labels on cobalt or clear glass: began appearing in the late 1940s-early 1950s
Gilded glass bottles: bottles with a gilded finish first appeared in the late 1940s, and continued into the 1950s.
Round silver labels on cobalt glass: these rounded silver labels appear on cobalt "Mae West" shaped bottles of the 1950s, these bottles has blue plastic caps.
V shaped silver labels on cobalt glass: these v-shaped labels started appearing in the 1960s, easy to date because of the zip coe found on labels.
Gold screw caps: date your bottle to after late 1940s and into the 1950s.
Bullet shaped cobalt purse flacons: first appeared in the 1920s, but they continued to be added to gift sets well into the 1950s. Older examples have black Bakelite caps and tassels.