Saturday, 20 September 2014

Sepia Saturday 246 - vintage perfume advertisement

Having been absent from this blog and also Sepia Saturday for a number of months now, I thought it was time I made a reappearance. I've gone for poppies, with this vintage advertisement for Californian Poppy perfume, taken from a 1940's edition of Picturegoer magazine.


Vintage advertisement for Californian Poppy perfume, c.1940's
Vintage advertisement for Californian Poppy perfume, c.1940's

And if anyone is wondering what's been occupying me outside the world of sepia for the past few months, then hop on over to my In Search of Space blog and you'll see.

    

14 comments:

  1. Oh the promise of that perfume!

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  2. Yes, not sure the description would have enticed me to buy! Enjoyed your wanderings, especially the Hampshire ones, near my former home.

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  3. Hello again, good to see you, and I believe I can dream of that perfume! Not to worry about being away, I have been posting rather scattered too. But Sepia Saturday and all our friends here, are like dear old friends that you can spend some time away and come back and feel like you've never left!

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  4. Nice to see you back again, but don't wear that stuff if you can avoid it -- yikes, I bet it was powerful...

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  5. Very romantic!!! Great vintage poster.

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  6. I wonder what Californian Poppy perfume smelled like? I read a couple of reviews about it, but the reviewers didn't try to analyze the scent. Must have been flowery. I like non-flowery scents such as Shalimar, or Faberge's Woodhue, or perhaps a lemon or vanilla scent. The 1940s advertising poster for Californian Poppy was fun, though, & a clever tie to the prompt picture!

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  7. I must be old; I remember that perfume but not from anyone wearing it.

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  8. The art work! Advertisements today have so little character!

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  9. I only knew of Californian Poppy as a hair oil men used to sleek their hair down

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  10. This trademark probably has lost its appeal as a perfume, but there plenty of new product markets where the name might work. On your other blog I really like your approach to finding lost history and buildings. It was one of my interests when I lived in London years ago, and whenever my wife and I visit we stay in Richmond too so I know something about walking along the Thames.

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  11. That's interesting because to me Californian Poppy is associated with that horrible Brilliantine that men used to wear in their hair.

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  12. Californian Poppy? That is so strange. I love the illustration, but the name of the perfume doesn't exactly roll off the tongue. Can't figure out why they added the "n" on the end of California. They must have thought it exotic. Sadly the California poppy, the state flower, has no smell. I grow them, or let's say they grow wherever they want to.

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  13. That's a nice illustration, but not a very good ad (in my opinion).

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  14. California Poppies are beautiful; but do they have a fragrance?

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