Monday, December 1, 2014

Velivole by LT Piver c1910

Velivole by LT Piver: launched in 1910, other sources claim 1912, 1913 as the launch date. Velivole is the French word for "soaring". Velivole was a line that included not only parfum and eau de toilette, but bath salts, face powder, concentrees, eaux vegetales/lotion vegetale, soap, rouge, sachet, cream and talc.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral fragrance for women.

  • Top notes: neroli
  • Middle notes: rose, jasmine
  • Base notes: amber, sandalwood,vanilla

The Illustrated London News, 1913:
"VELIVOLE possesses those rare qualities that please the most fastidious taste, and it is a great favourite with Smart Parisiennes. In Gold-engraved Bottles and wrapped tightly in silver jackets."

The Sydney Morning Herald, 1933:
"PIVER'S "VELIVOLE" PERFUME Usually, 22/6 bottle. SPECIAL PRICE .. 6/6 (Postage Extra.)"

The bottle:

The perfume was presented in a clear crystal flacon manufactured by Baccarat (flacon model number 75). The bottle was beautifully decorated by gilded etching, which included the name Velivole. The bottle measures approximately 7cm x 4cm x 8cm ( 3" x 1.5" x 3")

photo by ebay seller estatesalewarehouse

The Velivole Lotion, was also housed in the same style bottle, shown below.
photo by ebay seller coranol

The Fate of the Fragrance:

Velivole was still being sold in 1933, but it has long been discontinued. Occasionally one can find the Baccarat crystal perfume bottles on ebay and various auctions.

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