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7• Cadolle Since 1889 Luxury women's underwear for "ptit's et grande dame"

Cadolle Perfumes

Cadolle Amour en cage

Jasmin 1926 in its rare box

Polished black crystal bottle, the cut edges underlined with gold fluting. Nut cap with its lacquered brass ring. Box with calfskin covered flap in fuchsia colour with satin and velvet inside.

The first Cadolle fragrance was introduced in 1922 by the founder, Herminie Cadolle. 

Set for 4 parfums

Gardenia, N°9, Jasmin, Détente - 1928

 The workshops were located rue Mont-Thabor and the perfume factory rue des Laynes in Paris.

Cadolle perfumes were introduced by Herminie Cadolle in 1922. After the death of the founder, Margueritte Cadolle continued her mother's perfumery activity and created her first perfume line in 1926.

Installed at 14 rue Cambon, Herminie attracts a wealthy clientele with her made-to-measure products. In Herminie's wake, her granddaughter, Marguerite, launched a perfume line in 1926, as part of the launch of the fashion collection entitled Amour en Cage. The name of the perfume line is apt. Amour en cage was created in 1926, in various scents and bottle and box presentations. Everything happens upstairs and only the clients of the haute-couture of the chic underwear have the privilege to acquire the perfumes created for them, hence the rarity of Cadolle perfumes.

The luxury version Amour en Cage is offered to the best clients, among them duchesses, archduchesses, artists from the world of arts and entertainment. Another version is intended for haute-couture clients who wish to acquire it. A third, much rarer version with a flap box is also listed for the Amour en cage presentation of the perfume Jasmin.

Just after World War II, the Cadolle N°9 formula was sold to Paquin. Shortly afterwards, L'Oréal absorbed Paquin and the Cadolle N°9 formula with it. A little later Poupie Cadolle bought back N°9 from L'Oréal, which joined Cadolle Parfums in 1986. Since 2008 the production of N°9 has been stopped.

Cadolle - Set of 4 test bottles for Gardenia, Jasmine, N°9, Relaxation

c. 1928

Cadolle Amour en cage - Ambre 1926

Apposite: detail of the face of a shutter of the box on which a cupid (symbol of love)

Cadolle Amour en cage - Ambre - 1926

in a cage is struck with iron

below bottle in its box


Présentation l' Amour en cage - version luxe Polished black opaque glass bottle, the edges with curvilinear cut edges underlined with gold gilding The four polished curvilinear faces, the name moulded and engraved in hollow on one face. Gold lacquered crystal stopper with its black lacquered brass ring. Box with four articulated sides held by a cord of trimmings. The design evokes the break with the corset, as for the name Amour en cage, it is also the name of a delicious fruit, the physalis, which has the shape of this corset-cage presentation.


l'Amour en cage

In 1927, Marguerite Cadolle unveiled Le Bois Sauvage, an exceptional perfume for customers on the first floor. The rigid cardboard box is lined on the inside with gold-plated paper, while the outside is covered with a suedecloth covering in the colours of autumn, struck with a hot iron with a bucolic decoration representing a sinuous leafy tree, a bird of paradise perched on a branch.

Cadolle Le Bois Sauvage, 1927

Photography with a surrealist effect. In the background the perfume advertisement and in the foreground the original cover of the Bois Sauvage box that caps the advertising bottle.