IPBA Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights

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Let’s go back in time to the Tales of 1001 Arabian Nights! What visions come into your head? Sultans in their turbans with ballooning pants and a scimitar tucked into their waist? Maidens with diaphanous veils dancing in a harem? Deserts, camels, and palm trees? Tents draped with Persian rugs or towns with Moorish arches, domes, and minarets? Or perhaps even Disney’s Aladdin, with his magic lamp and monkey wearing a red fez? Perfumes and vanity items capture all of that and more … so come explore with us!

Editor’s note: In the early 1900’s, the geographical area that we would now refer to as the “Middle East” was considered part of the “Orient”.

Dagger Bottle by Linetti Profumi

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Aladdin’s Lamp by Potter & Moore

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“Scimitar” Presentation by Avon

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Kneeling Camel With Green Blanket

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“Arabian Nights” Compact by Vogue Vanities

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“Maderas de Oriente” Powder Box by Myrurgia

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Advertising Fan by Rosine

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“Severem” Kneeling Camel for Jovoy

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“Ramsés” Powder Box by Ramsés

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“La Fée du Harem” Powder Box by Delettrez

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Arabian Scenic Compact by Volupté

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“Mabrouka” by Bryenne

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“Semiramis” Powder Box by Prudhomme et Cie

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“Les Parfums de France” Powder Box by Ghyska

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“Orientale” Powder Box by S.A.P.

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“Maderas de Oriente” Powder Box by Myrurgia

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“Polvos del Harem” by Riegel y Cia

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“Polvos de Arroz, Ala’ ” Powder Box by Ala’ Perfumes

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“Maderas de Oriente” Jar by Myrurgia

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Camel Crown Top by Schafer & Vater

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“Hindustan” Jar by Myrurgia

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Disney’s “Aladdin” Eau de Toilette by Damascus

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“Maderas de Oriente” by Myrurgia

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“Prince Douka” Factice by Marquay

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Monochrome Harem Lady by Schafer & Vater

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“One Thousand and Second Nights Ball”, Illustration by Walter Goetz

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“Magie” and “Trésor” by Lancôme Advertisement – 1953

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“Hindustan” by Myrurgia Advertisement – 1922

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“Emir” by Dana Advertisement

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1923 Advertisement for Babani and Elizabeth Arden

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“Polvos Orientales” Powder Envelope by Icart

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“Un Air Embaumé” by Rigaud Advertisement

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“Cristal” by Amouage

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Hand Blown Egyptian Camel

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“Isaït” by Gellé Frères

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"Bilkis" Perfume With Harem Label

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A. A. Vantine’s Catalog – 1918

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A.A. Vantines Incense Burner, 1920

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“Shem el Nessim” by J. Grossmith & Sons Advertisement – 1910

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Persian Perfumes by Marny Advertisement – 1946

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“Ajmir” by Perez Guerra

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“Oriental Lure” by Lioret

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“Sheik” Lipstick and Nail Polish by Elizabeth Arden Advertisement – 1962

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“Maderas de Oriente” by Myrurgia Advertisement – 1918

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Harem Dancer

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“Caravane” by Bienaimé

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Monkey With Red Fez Perfume

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“Vision d’Orient” by Gueldy Advertisement – 1917

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Turkish Man Crown Top

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“Fiévres” by André Chapus Advertisement – 1941

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“Creme Orientale Poudre & Savon” by Parfumerie Orientale Poster – 1898

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Advertisement for “Maderas de Oriente” by Myrurgia – 1928

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“Hindustan” by Myrurgia

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Postcard Souvenir , Eugéne

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Persian Sultan With Turban

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“Nuit D’Orient” Postcard by Viset

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Postcard by Gaston Noury

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Ozbek Tower Bottle

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Persian Woman With Turban

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“Maderas de Oriente” for Myrurgia Bookmark 1929

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