Antique Perfume Bottle, Lautier Fils, Civet Absolute, Tincture of Civet, Empty Brown Glass, Apothecary, Pharmacy (C868)
I recently purchased a large inventory of perfumes and oils from the estate of a perfumer in New Jersey. This bottle was among the lot.
It is an empty brown glass bottle with black screw cap. The company is Lautier Fils, New York. They were in business between the 20s to the 60s. It has 2 labels. The older label says Tincture of Civet and is a pale brown. The other side has a colorful label taped onto the bottle. It is boardered by red roses and has images of coins. There is some description near the coins that says Grands Prix etc. There are dates ranging from 1889 through 1929. There is also a number at the top of the label 121272. The label says Civet Absolute 10%.
From doing a little research I have learned that Civet is not a readily available ingredient for fragrances anymore as it was deemed inhumane to collect it from the interesting animal the Civet Cat which looks like a Raccoon and Cat’s Love child.
Condition- Empty, but when I briefly opened it, the scent was still strong.
Height - Approx 6.5”
*Bottle is not altered by me.
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Antique Perfume Bottle, Lautier Fils, Civet Absolute, Tincture of Civet
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