IPBA Touring India

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Have you ever dreamt of traveling to India? India is much more than the home of the Taj Mahal, and Hindu gods with multiple pairs of arms. It was once conquered by the Mughals (Moors), and so features Moorish architecture and Muslim mosques as well as Hindu temples. It is a land where elephants were once used not only to transport royals, but also as warhorses that could swing a sword with its trunk to help protect its rider. And a land where the exotic peacock is the national bird and is much used in the decoration of their palaces. Allusions to India also abound in perfume and vanity items through references to its cities like Delhi and Jaipur. And do you know who bore the title “Empress of India”? (Answer: Queen Victoria).

Peacock Perfume and Powder Jar by Halama

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“Perle des Indes” by Crown Perfumery Co. Advertisement – 1913

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“Wild Flowers of India” by Crown Perfumery Co. Advertisement – 1872

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Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Commemorative Bottles

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Silver Bottle With Indian Goddesses

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Taj Mahal Solid Perfume by Estée Lauder

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“Jaïpur” Boucheron Bracelet-Cuff Bottle

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“Bhagwan” by Patanwalla

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“Elephants” Compact by Gueldy

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Elephant with Basket Crown Top

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“Phul-Nana” Powder Box by J. Grossmith & Sons

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Elephant Perfume by Kleinkramer

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Bejeweled Elephant Solid Perfume by Estée Lauder

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“Empress of India” by Prince Matchabelli

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“Poudre Bhagavat” Powder Box by Bhagavat

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Moor Riding a White Horse by Meissen

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“Civa” by Mury

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Elephant Purse Bottle, Ingrid line for Schlevogt

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“Ambre de Delhi” by Parfums Babani

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Seated Goddess With Fruit by Schneider

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“Ambre de Delhi” by Babani

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Dual Elephant Crown Top

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Elephant Crown Top by Schafer & Vater

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“Ghedma” by Rénaud

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“Indian Spice” by Regia

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“Lacdor” (or Lac d’Or) by Lubin

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“Phul-Nana” by J. Grossmith and Sons

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“Bungah Ranee” by Firmenich & Co.

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Boy Riding Elephant with Howdah Perfume Lamp

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“Maharadjah” by Rosine, (Paul Poiret) Advertisement

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“Ambre de Delhi” by Babani

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Malachite Perfume With Elephant Stopper

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Czech Malachite Elephant Bottle

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"Rani" by Rian Upcycled Bottle From India

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“Captivating” by Dilruba

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Witch’s Heart Bottle from India

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Shrine Crown Top With Indian Goddess by Schafer & Vater

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“Sylvan Sandalwood” Talc by Armour & Co.

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Elephant Perfume Lamp by Aerozon

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“Rama” by Courvoisier

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“Shalimar” by Guerlain Taj Mahal Story Advertisement – 1980

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“Parfum Sikkim” by Lancôme

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“Shalimar” by Guerlain Advertisement

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“Lord Ram” Crown Top by Schneider

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“Ambre de Delhi” by Babani Advertisement – 1927

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Hindu Deity Crown Top by Sitzendorf

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Silver Scent Bottle From India

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“4711 Eau de Cologne” by Mülhens Advertisement – 1914

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Elephant and Mahout by Maurice Model

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“Djer-Kiss” by Kerkoff Advertisement – 1922

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Malachite Elephant Bottle, Ingrid Line by Schlevogt

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Schimmer’s Industrial Perfumes Advertisement from India

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Indian Elephant Perfume Lamp

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Elephant Crown Top

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“Jaïpur” Boucheron Ring Bottle

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Perfume Lamp With Peacock Shade by DeVilbiss

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