Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Maharadjah by Rosine c1921

Maharadjah by Rosine: launched in 1921. The name of the fragrance refers to the role of Maharaja held by actor Edouard de Max, in the room of the prince Otherc, Henri Lavedan (Poiret has created the costumes). The perfume was said to be a favorite of Nazimova.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as an spicy, oriental fragrance for women. It "is especially created to be worn on furs, the scent blends with the fur pelt, and is most alluring" and was later described in a 1936 ad as "a mysterious Oriental fragrance, particularly lovely for fur."
  • Top notes: lotus buds
  • middle notes: spices
  • Base notes: ambergris


Luxury perfume bottle of clear and black glass with label, on green glass stand. 4" tall.  

photo by blouinartinfo

A Paul Poiret bottle design in frosted glass shaped as a "figure-8", in fine condition with rarely seen paper label. Height 7 in. Photo by Mastro Auctions.

Photo by Art Francais

photo from Fiona2miniparfums

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown.

It was still being sold in 1930.

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