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Scent Dinner
January 10, 2023
A Midwinter Night's Fragrance Soiree

Perfume Passage Foundation is excited to present a multi-scent-sory "Sip, Sniff & Savor,™ " dinner!

On February 14, 2023 you will discover the magic and mystery of exquisite ingredients used in fragrances, food, and wines as you indulge in these pairings, and celebrate the senses at Perfume Passage.  Presented by international fragrance expert Sue Phillips, of Sue Phillips Fragrance, this unique dining experience will take your sense of scents to new heights.

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Passage Xmas Decorations 2022
December 10, 2022
Happy Holidays 2022

The holiday season is celebrated in many different ways, and it's all about family and friends. And of course, perfumes and vanity items! 

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PoiretHeadshot
July 27, 2022
Paul Poiret - Couturier and Perfumer

Paul Poiret (1879-1944) is the first Couturier that launched a fragrance.  

In 1911 Poiret's fashion house expanded to include perfumes and interior design. Poiret's fashion house became one of the most well known of its time, especially after he launched Parfums de Rosine and Ateliers de Martine, named after his daughters Rosine and Martine. He soon became known as Le Magnifique.

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Spring2022
June 30, 2022
Made in Chicago - Spring 2022 Journal

The Chicago area played an important role in the development and expansion of the perfume and cosmetic industries.

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American Beauty with FIT
February 3, 2022
The origins of American Beauty Companies

So much is taught, researched and known about the evolution of the beauty industry, however, it is difficult to find the beginnings of the American Beauty Industry

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Barbershop Window at PPF
August 19, 2021
The American Barbershop

The nostalgic barbershop inspired call and response reminds many little boys of the times they accompanied their fathers to the barber for a haircut and shave. 

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American Beauty Journal Cover
August 19, 2021
American Beauty - Summer 2021 Perfume Passage Journal

American Beauty is a look into the ever changing beauty industry with focus on the American companies of the late 19th century through early 20th century and the great contribution of the trailblazing entrepreneurial women who started them.

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Beauty Article
June 30, 2021
Beauty Is Skin Deep

While cosmetics and fragrance evolved since ancient times, the evolution of beauty products on display at Perfume Passage, allows us to preserve this history through the stories of these vintage items and their manufacturers.

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Spring 2021 Journal
April 7, 2021
Robj - Spring 2021 Perfume Passage Journal

Robj is a French ceramics company launched in 1908 by Jean Born in 1908. The most active period for Robj was 1920 through1930.

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Purses on display
February 20, 2021
A Tale of the Purse

Almost everything connected with perfume and perfume bottles on display at Perfume Passage evoke memories. And for most, it's these memories that start us collecting.

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