- Made in Japan for Germaine Monteil, New York
- Vintage - 1970's
- Details: This beautiful porcelain box originally contained a candle scented with Germaine Monteil's famous perfume "Royal Secret". The candle is long gone and the perfume was discontinued a long time ago, but the gorgeous porcelain box remains to be enjoyed as a trinket box, candy dish, jewelry box or just lovely on its own as an accent/decor piece. The lid and bottom bowl have beautiful, raised roses and leaves all around. Although it looks white, under certain lighting there's a faint greyness to the porcelain, more noticeable when held next to a bright white porcelain piece. On the bottom, barely legible, it reads: MADE IN JAPAN EXCLUSIVELY FOR GERMAINE MONTEIL. This piece also maintains its original bottom label which identifies it as the scented candle for Royal Secret by Germaine Monteil Cosm. Corp, New York, 10019.
- Material: Porcelain
- Dimensions: 3.0 inches Tall, and approx 5.25 inches in Diameter.
- Condition: Vintage Used, Excellent condition. There are no scratches, cracks, or chips on this piece. Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are not new. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear, and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there's gross misrepresentation of condition.
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Unlike other famous cosmetics brands, Germaine Monteil was a real person. Born in France in 1898, Monteil moved to the United States in the early 1930s. She started as a dressmaker, in New York-based and became known for her French fashion designs using prints that became very popular in the U.S. She was also a cosmetician and founded the cosmetics and perfume company bearing her name. In 1936, Monteil and her husband, Guy Bjorkman, founded the Germaine Monteil Cosmetiques Corp. This company grew so much she left the fashion design business to concentrate on the cosmetics and skin care and perfumes. She died in 1987, same year that her company was acquired by Revlon in 1987, from fashion house Yves Saint Laurent. Later Revlon sold the Germaine Monteil brand to Wilde Cosmetics GmbH in 2006.