Vintage Ramses Perfumes

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In this guide I have listed the various perfumes produced by Ramses of Paris France & Cairo Egypt.

Established in 1916 by M. de Bertalot with Orosdi-Back. Ramses became a major exporter to Africa and the Far East, with offices in Paris and Istanbul. Opened a sumptuous shop that had five monumental marble figures of pharaohs on the exterior. This elegant facade was destroyed in 1929 after the company had failed. Products of lower quality bearing the Ramses named had existed until the 1940s.

Ramses was best known for having created luxurious perfume presentations with ancient Egyptian themes. The Orosdi Company was a successful perfume exporter managed by Leon Orosdi, the heir of founder Emile Orosdi who had made a fortune exporting Bourjois products to the Orient.

The perfumes of  Ramses :

  • 1917 Secret du Sphinx
  • 1918 Lotus Sacre
  • 1919 Ramses IV
  • 1920 Rose Antique
  • 1920 Sidon
  • 1920 Ioldys
  • 1920 Ambre de Nubie
  • 1920 Sphinx D'Or
  • 1920 Ivresse d'Amour
  • 1920 Chypre
  • 1920 Origan
  • 1920 Jasmin d'Egypte
  • 1920 Hycsos
  • 1920 Folie de Fleurs
  • 1920 Folie d'Opium
  • 1920 Douce Melodie

Even today Ramses perfumes command high prices. For instance are these two which were recently sold by Rago Auctions:

Le Secret du Sphinx by Ramses: launched  in 1917, Baccarat bottle shaped as a Canopic jar in clear glass decorated with hieroglyphs and frosted stopper head of pharaoh in grey patina. Stenciled Baccarat. Stands 4” tall. Estimate: $8,000-$12,000. Price realized at auction: $35,250.

Ramses IV by Ramses: launched in 1919: Baccarat perfume bottle of J. Viard design in clear and frosted crystal with grey patina in shape of pharaoh's head, stopper is a smaller version of the royal double plumed crown. Stenciled BACCARAT. 4 3/4"tall. Estimate $6,500 - $8,500.

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