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L'Air du Temps, Nina Ricci

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L'Air du Temps, Nina Ricci

Type: 
Perfume bottle
Material(s): 
Glass
Designer/Maker: 
Marc Lalique
Markings: 
"Lalique" in script on edge of base
Origin: 
France
Date or Era: 
Fragrance introduced 1948; double dove bottle issued 1951
Dimensions: 
12 in. tall factice bottle
Special Features: 
Name translates "Wind of Spring." Factice means a dummy bottle for display purposes.
Additional Information: 
The idea for the double doves was from Robert Ricci. This bottle is the iconic image of the kissing doves - one of the most recognized perfume bottles in the world. It was available in three sizes. The single dove stopper was issued later, primarily for the USA, also in all sizes. Ref: Generations Nina Ricci by Genevieve Fontan, page 33.

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