Cute little gold tone perfume compact by Houbigant. Features a lovely star burst design with raised bits on the top lid. The inside cover is stamped with “Houbigant”. It appears as if the perfume inside was never used, not sure on the scent but it is strong. Lovely little piece… would be a great addition to any collection or a perfect gift as something old in an upcoming wedding.

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Houbigant was a perfume manufacturer founded in Paris, France in 1775 by Jean-François Houbigant of Grasse (1752–1807), originally selling gloves, perfumes, and bridal bouquets. The original shop, called “A la Corbeille de Fleurs”, was in the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré. Over the centuries, the House of Houbigant became perfumer to the royal courts of Europe. Josephine, the future Empress of France, belonged to a group of stylish young men and women called “The Muscadins” because of their craze for musk which was Josephine’s favourite essence. Houbigant fragrances travelled in Napoleon’s campaign chest during the years when he was conquering Europe. And Legend has it that when Marie Antoinette was fleeing to Varennes to escape the French revolutionaries she was recognised as royalty because of her Houbigant perfume, which only royalty could afford.
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