Bottle 5" tall and 3" diameter. Jeanne Lanvin began her career at age 13, working for a milliner. Lanvin was the oldest of eleven children born to a stuggling journalist, Bernard-Constant Lanvin, and his wife, Sophie-Blanche. From the House of Felix, Lanvin moved to Barcelona, to work for the House of Cordeau.This was the age of hats and Lanvin had the knack. Her star was rising, along with her income. Returning to Paris, after several moves Lanvin established herself in business at 22, Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in 1889. Lanvin's business evolved from hats to dresses. Like her hats, her dresses met with great success.
The daughter of Texas' first native-born governor, James Stephen Hogg, Ima (born 1882), was known to favor Lanvin's creations. By the 1920's, Lanvin was at the height of her success and, like Paul Poiret and Gabrielle Chanel, she took the plunge into perfume. By 1925, working with the mysterious Russian emigree, Madame Zed, Lanvin had on a very small scale launched no less than fourteen fragrances, none of them proving memorable or commercially successful. In 1926, however, Zed, it is said, created Mon Peché ("My Sin") for Lanvin.Riding high on the success of Mon Peché, Lanvin set up her own laboratory near her workship in Nanterre. Perfumer André Fraysse was given charge. In 1927, in collaboration with fellow perfumer, Paul Vacher, Fraysse gave Lanvin Arpege , a huge success for Lanvin which is still being restructured and spun off into other Lanvin products today. Today it is, once again, an independent company under new ownership. Lanvin continues to create new fragrances which are now distributed under license by Inter Parfums.
My Sin was, perhaps, the last of a series of fragrances created for Jeanne Lanvin by the mysterious Russian perfumer, Madame Zed, about whom we know nothing. By 1925, when My Sin was created, Zed had already produced at least fourteen fragrances for Lanvin, some of which continued to be available for a number of years possibly because they represented unsold inventory.But, once they were gone, they were not to reappear. My Sin , however, was a breakthrough for Lanvin. It was both popular and commercially successful. This was, of course, the middle of the Roaring 20's and sin was enjoying a huge popularity.
The name worked, the fragrance worked, and My Sin continued in the Lanvin inventory until 1988 having outlived both Jeanne Lanvin and her daughter, Marguerite Marie-Blanche de Polignac. Interestingly, for Lanvin, My Sin represented the end of the beginning. By 1925, the year of its introduction, Lanvin was employing over 800 people.
Now, at the height of her success with dresses, she had also achieved success with a perfume. Bottle in good condition with no chips or scratches Gold label on front and stopper good condition. Bottle in Stopper does not come out. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit this. Buyers Responsibility for Reporting Damaged Items.
The item "Vintage Jeanne Lanvin Black Perfume Bottle Store Display Gold Stopper 5" is in sale since Sunday, May 6, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Vanity, Perfume & Shaving\Perfumes\Decorative Glass/Crystal". The seller is "jtf200601" and is located in Dover, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.