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Mary Chess Perfume

Mary Chess Perfumes Mary Chess’s Fragrances were favored by the Queen Mother and Hollywood Actresses like Lana Turner. Mary Chess was born Grace Mary Chess in Louisville, Kentucky, the daughter of William E. Chess, the owner of a local cordage mill. In 1907 Mary married Avery Robinson an MIT Graduate, also from Louisville and son of another Louisville mill owner, who worked for her father. In 1920 Chess and her husband, Robinson left for London where Robinson was employed as treasurer to the Royal Philharmonic Society In London she became famous for her sculpted metal flowers which she sold to the Queen Mother. She founded the Mary Chess Company in 1932. The Mary Chess Perfume Company She Mary Chess started making perfumes in New York in 1932 after she was disappointed by the insipid aroma of a bottle of toilet water. What made her perfumes so unique was that She created all her perfumes herself, using natural ingredients. Many of the ingredients came from her own garden By 1934 the Mary Chess name was becoming a proxy for fine women’s perfume. She was titled by the Queen of England as a Registered Supplier of Perfume to the Crown (the Queen Mother was especially fond of her fragrances). Mary Chess Perfumes Mary created many perfumes, of which arguably the most famous is Tapestry. This is an incomplete perfume list, which I will continue to add to. 1932 White Lilac 1932 Heliotrope 1932 Gardenia 1932 Desert Verbena 1933 Chessmen 1934 Tapestry 1934 Yram 1935 Floral Odeurs 1939 Carnation 1941 Elizabethan 1942 Strategy 1946 Song 1956 Souvenir D’un Soir 1958 Chivalry 1960 Tuileries Unknown – Chess D’or Tuberose Rose Geranium? Collector’s of Mary Chess Bottles Just after World War II and continuing into the 1960s, a selection of Mary Chess perfumes was sold in glass bottles shaped like chess pieces. Although they were expensive,even at that time, these sets were quite popular.The Wheaton Glass Company of Millville, New Jersey produced the glass bottles and pressed figural stoppers for Mary Chess from 1946 to 1948.These pieces are very collectible today and extremely rare and hard to find.

Mary Chess Gardenia Roman Bath Oil Sample Decant $0.00

Mary Chess Gardenia Roman Bath Oil Sample Decant

Mary Chess Gardenia Roman Bath Oil Sample Decant

Mary Chess Gardenia Roman Bath Oil Sample Decant This is the Bath Oil Concentration of Mary Chess’s Vintage Gardenia Toilet Water and Perfume. It is Vintage and Ever so Lovely. Mary Chess was known for using all natural ingredients and oils in her perfumery and her fragrances are outstanding. Gardenia belongs to the floral Fragrance […]
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Mary Chess Gardenia Roman Bath Oil Sample Decant

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Mary Chess Gardenia Roman Bath Oil Sample Decant This is the Bath Oil Concentration of Mary Chess’s Vintage Gardenia Toilet Water and Perfume. It is Vintage and Ever so Lovely. Mary Chess was known for using all natural ingredients and oils in her perfumery and her fragrances are outstanding. Gardenia belongs to the floral Fragrance Family. Your decant will be a Vintage Bath Oil Sample Decant of Gardenia from Mary...

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