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What is winter perfume and who became famous for inventing a dandruff remedy?
A little story. What is winter perfume and who became famous for inventing a dandruff remedy?
A bit of history: how Russia treated perfumery.
Perfumes can be not only French. In the middle of the XIX century, several perfumers were able to prove the opposite by organizing the release of perfumes and soaps in the Russian Empire.
It has long been in Russia all kinds of cosmetics: rouge, antimony, white, incense. They were sold on the same drug counter, so most perfumers came from pharmacists.
The first Russian spirits had cute, uncomplicated names: “Pansies”, “Lilac”, “Wonderful lily of the valley”, “Nile lily”. And it's not about the absence of fantasy: it was just that natural components were used to make them.
And the first synthetic raw materials in Russia appeared only in the 20s of the XX century.
What is winter perfume?
In 1843, in Moscow by the Frenchman Alfons Rallet, the perfume factory “A. Ralle and Co.” was founded. 160 items of perfumery products were issued, which received 60 top awards at various exhibitions.
Alphonse Ralle charmed the most holy persons with his fragrances and was awarded the right to put on his wares the four emblems of the Russian Empire - a sign of the highest quality products.
He invented the so-called “winter perfume”, which acquired a special charm in the frosty air - a light crystal note. The first Moscow beauties called them “Perfume de furor” (“Perfume for fur”), it was very fashionable to stifle fur and gloves with them.
Soap with the Russian alphabet
In 1861, hereditary perfumer Heinrich Brokar began his career at a Moscow perfumery factory. I started quite unexpectedly: from the “Children's” soap with the Russian alphabet squeezed on it. After 3 years, he founded the company "Brokar and Co.", which after 10 years has earned the title of the official supplier of the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna.
Who glorified dandruff remedy?
Alexander Ostroumov is the first Russian perfumer-cosmetologist whose name glorified the creation of dandruff remedies.The products he created helped many to deal with the problem. Then he invested all the money from the sale of dandruff money in the production of perfume. Spirits from Ostroumov began to use the whole "high society"!
Ostroumova’s fans of perfumery include ballerina Tamara Karsavina, singer Nadezhda Plevitskaya, ballerina Maria Petipa, actress of the Maly Theater Vera Pashennaya, prima Bolshoi Theater, singer Antonina Nezhdanova, Elena Stepanova and many others.