Saturday, September 5, 2015

Ptah by Ciro c1923

Ptah by Ciro: launched in 1923. The name refers to a god from ancient Egyptian mythology.

Henriette Gabilla of Les Parfums de Gabilla, created perfumes and presentations for other companies such as Ciro. Gabilla created the first perfume presentations for Ciro and in 1923, Gabilla trademarked the names Bouquet Antique, Le Chevalier de la Nuit, Ptah and Les Parfums de Ciro. Bouquet Antique, Ptah and Le Chevalier de la Nuit were names of  Ciro's perfumes.

Fragrance Composition:

So what does it smell like? It is classified as a floral fragrance for women.
  • Top notes: 
  • Middle notes: rose, mignonette and forget me not
  • Base notes:


Presented in a Baccarat crystal flacon,shaped like an ancient Egyptian Canopic jar, with a domed stopper. The front of the bottle has a elongated paper label reminiscent of a cartouche, used in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs to contain the names of royalty. The neck of the bottle is wrapped with silken cords terminating in double tassels. The bottle stands 4 1/4" tall x 2" wide x 1 1/2" deep.

The bottle was designed by Guy T. Gibson and patented on Jan. 26, 1926.

The perfume retailed for $5.50 an ounce in 1927. By 1930, the price dropped down to 98 cents for a 1/2 ounce.

Fate of the Fragrance:

Discontinued, date unknown. Still being sold in 1937.

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