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Rene Lalique Catalogue
|Rene Lalique Perfume Bottles|
Here are all of the R. Lalique Perfume Bottles in our database sorted by the company for which they were created. Testers are included here, but not publicity signs or boxes or glass hang tags which are essentially pendants. All these items are found on their respective pages of the Catalogue.
French perfumer Dr. Lucien Graux, founder of the Arys brands became a customer of Rene Lalique in 1916. By the early 1920's Arys was an international brand selling in many countries, and by 1925 he was known as an expert and innovator in the field. Lalique would eventually create over 20 different flacons for Arys, the last one coming in 1929 just before the start of the great depression. Graux died at hands of the Nazis at Dachau in 1944.
In 1904, following his legendary success in selling La Rose Jaqueminot at the Grand Magasins du Louvre, 30 year old perfumer François Coty opened his own fragrance shop in Paris. Beginning in 1907 he commissioned Rene Lalique to work on various elements of his presentations including labels and glass plaques. By 1909, Lalique designed and produced his first complete bottle (Cyclamen) for Coty. Luxury perfume had never before been accessible or affordable to the masses, and these commissions were intended to assist in Coty's efforts to make this possible. Coty was a marketing visionary, and his insight into the importance of bottle design for the purpose of expanding perfume sales was spot on. His strategy and his fortunate collaboration with Rene Lalique proved immediately successful, revolutionizing the fragrance industry and leading the drive to make perfume a mass-market luxury product available across the globe. Coty fell on hard times after the crash of 1929, and scandalously lost control of his company to his ex-wife. She hung on in one form or another until the early 1960's, when she sold her shares in Coty to the big international company Pfizer. 30 years later Pfizer sold Coty to a subsidiary of the German company Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH. Mainly owing to corporate consolidations and additions, today Coty sales are measured in the billions of dollars annually and it is a "global leader in beauty".
Parfums D'Orsay was founded in 1908 in Paris by a small group of 4 well capitalized and experienced participants. They purchased the name and likeness of the somewhat infamous Count D'Orsay who had died in 1852 to legitimize and market their new perfume creations. The company became one of the first five perfumer clients of Rene Lalique and he eventually created over 2 dozen different flacons for various D'Orsay fragrances in the period from 1914 to 1929.
As one of the first female perfumers, Syria born Madame Henriette Gabilla established the perfume and cosmetics house Les Parfumeries De Gabilla in Paris in 1910. Inspired by Coty, Gabilla created and sold 86 unique perfumes worldwide over the course of 12 years. Having worked with Baccarat from early on, Gabilla turned to Rene Lalique in 1925 to create four different flacons for her fragrances. All four are shown here. Gabilla shut its doors in 1969.