This is a matted mid-century French advertisement French perfume print that dates to 1947. It originally appeared in a French magazine. It is unusual in size (13.5 x 10.5 inches) as the magazine was a large format issue. It features the fragrance of the House of Houbigant. Houbigant has a long history in the perfume industry with its founding in 1775 and its longevity for centuries. It all began with a basket of flowers! Its fragrance was associated with royalty, and nobility. Marie-Antionette carried vials of the fragrance in her corsage to give her strength at the guillotine! During the 1940's Houibigant became known worldwide as an international fragrance.
It was the first multi-floral bouquet ever created. This advertising print features the fragrance of Plein Ete, the "fullness of summer".
It will bring that feeling into your home decor all year round. The image speaks of the blossoming essence of summer it is a prime example of French style, flair, and pizzazz in advertising art. This image works with all home decor styles and is great for a powder room, bathroom. It is pristine and clean. Original to! NOT a modern day reproduction! 13.5 x 10.5 inches; comes in a neutral tone 16 x 20 inch custom mat ready for a standard size frame.