Evening in Paris Cologne

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Ernest Beaux created the perfume “Soir de Paris” (“Evening in Paris”) for French perfumer Bourjois in 1928. Established in Paris in 1863 to manufacture make up and face powders, Bourjois has been making perfume since 1900. “Evening in Paris” was originally sold in a cobalt blue bottle designed by Jean Helleu. The scent was discontinued in the late 1960s, and revived and reformulated by Chanel in the early 1990s.
date made
ca 1940s-1950s
Bourjois, Inc.
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
United States: New York, New York
overall: 4 1/2 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 in; 11.43 cm x 5.715 cm x 2.54 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


My 90 year young friend gave me a diamond shaped box of Evening in Paris. It contains rouge, Lau de Cologne and perfume (one bottle missing). I spent a lot of time looking but cannot find a diamond shaped Evening In Paris box. Any information regarding this collection including what might be missing. Help...
We had some in a stick like consistency in a blue tube. Does anyone remember that? Can you get it anywhere? I remember watching my mother touch it behind her ears and on her wrists.
I can remember being with my Father as a little girl and we picked out this fragrance for my Mother (born 1916). I am 63 years old. I still have that blue bottle as shown, but I also have another smaller, taller, slim bottle with a light blue cap on it (a set). I just opened it up and they are both full...what a treasure since so much time has gone by. I decided to do a search and it took me to you! Wow...a trip back in history and I just love that style, glamour, romance and time period in general. My Parents never threw any thing out, children of the Great Depression and WW II as my Father served in the Air Corps, Blackpool, England. Thank you for the great memories.
When i was a little girl (9-10) my mother gave my sister and I "Evening in Paris " perfume. We loved it.I am 57 years old i have searched and i have not seen it sold in stores. I would love to get some and to give for my sister. This brings back some good memories.

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