Extremely rare antique compacts Bienaime
We are so excited to have this rare Bienaime rouge in the collection. Robert Bienaime was a perfumer originally with Houbigant. It was he who created the exqusite perfume Quelques Fleurs. In 1935 he established his own perfume house, originally located at 396-rue saint-Honoré, Paris, which existed until 1950 & finding any compacts bearing his name is almost impossible. This is the only rouge we have found to date. Robert Bienaime was a hugely successful businessman who held these positions-
President of the National Union of French perfume from 1923
to 1926 and from 1931 to 1932, and from 1941 to 1942,
Chairman of the Special Committee organization for perfumery (1941)
President of the Society of Industrial Chemistry (1943-1957)
President of the Association of Friends of the School of Physics and Chemistry of the City of Paris
President of the Health Centre Foundation Infantile Paul Parquet
Vice President of the National Office of First Drugstore Perfumery Materials and Commerce Ministry
Vice-President of the Society of Friends of the Maison de la Chimie
Vice President of Chemistry Federation of Associations of France
Foreign Trade Advisor of France
President of Class 90 (perfumery) responsible for the organization of this class at the Brussels exhibition in 1922
President of Class 90 (perfumery), President of the Jury exhibitions in New York and Strasbourg in 1924
and he was also Deputy Mayor of Neuilly-sur-Seine.
On 22nd May 1926, he was named Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur.
Such a delightful, exquisite & rare antique rouge - unused & in the finest condition possible! The lid & sides have a red textured effect. The lid reads as follows (in gilt lettering) - the famous Bienamie logo with the perfume wafting upwards 'FARD BIENAMIE PARIS'. The original ribbon still in place which allows you to lift the lid to reveal the original unused puff signed 'BIENAIME PERFUMEUR', a full unused rouge (the shade is 'ambre' (amber) & also the delicious aroma of Bienamie perfume & what a treat this is! The base is just as gorgeous too & reads -
'FARD ROUGE AMBRE SE FAIT DANS a TEINTES (then the list of rouge colours / colors available)
BIENAMIE PERFUMEUR PARIS FRANCE'
Also the original sticker which reads - 'Bienamie MADE IN FRANCE'
All clasps & hinges work perfectly.
This is one we thought we would never find!
This antique vanity measures 4.5 cm & weighs 22.7 grams.
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