Sunday, March 15, 2015

Concrete Essences c1900

Concrete Essences were alcohol free perfume oils made in various flower scents. These concentrated extracts were housed in clear glass cylindrical bottles fitted with ground glass stoppers with long, twisted glass daubers. The bottles were packaged in boxwood treen cases. The bottles stand 2 ¼” high and teh cases stand 3 & ¼” tall.

The idea of concentrated essences was not knew or reserved to Richard Hudnut alone, other companies such as Paul Reiger had his Flower Drops and Germany's Georg Dralle hd his "Illusion" scents. These were also sold in glass bottles packaged in boxwood treen cases.

The following scents were sold by Richard Hudnut as the Concrete Essences:

  • Violet
  • Gardenia
  • Rose
  • Heliotrope
  • May time (lily of the valley)
  • Lilac

Prescott Evening Courier - Mar 27, 1936:
"Concrete Essence of Gardenia is a perfume representation of the gardenia flower in the most concentrated form. It lasts for days."

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