|Vintage Houbigant Perfume Compact|
|Vintage Houbigant Perfume Compact - Interior View|
Now for those who are interested in the history of Houbigant Perfumes here is a little background on the brand...
Houbigant was a perfume manufacturer founded in Paris in 1775 by Jean-François Houbigant of Grasse (1752-1807). The original shop, called "A la Corbeille de Fleurs", was in the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and they specialized in selling perfumes (of course), gloves and bridal bouquets. Clients included Queen Marie-Antoinette of France, two French emperors, Princess Adélaïde d'Orléans, Princess Dagmar of Denmark, wife of emperor Alexander III of Russia, Madame Du Barry, mistress of King Louis XV of France and Queen Victoria of England. Houbigant perfume still exists today though they were bought out in 1995 and are now part of one of the giant international beauty conglomerates.
For your viewing pleasure I have found some Houbigant advertisements from the the era in which this little treasure was created...
|Houbigant Perfume Advertisement for "Flatterie" circa 1960|
|Houbigant Perfume Advertisement for "Chantilly" circa 1965|
|Oh yeah...and this is my grandma who it belonged to...|