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Sleeping by Elsa Schiaparelli, fragrance ad collection

Fragrance and perfume ads for Sleeping by Elsa Schiaparelli

Sleeping by Elsa Schiaparelli - This heavy sweet fragrance, launched in 1939, was presented in a candle-shaped bottle designed by Salvador Dali, prominent Spanish surrealist painter (1904-1989). The flacon was created by Cristalleries de Baccarat. Dilys Blum, author of "Shocking! The Art and Fashion of Elsa Schiaparelli" indicates that the Sleeping perfume bottle resembles the harlequin's head in Man Ray's "Le Beaux Temps" (1939) painting. Schiaparelli, further inspired by the painting, also created a patchwork harlequin coat. The turquoise blue packaging color, called Sleeping Blue, was a predominent color in Schiaparelli's 1940 Summer collection. Advertisements were created by French fashion illustrator Marcel Vertes. According to Vertes, the scent of Sleeping was designed to "illuminate the subconscious and light the way to ecstacy." Sleeping de Schiaparelli was intended as a night-time fragrance, which one would spritz before falling into bed, also keeping with her fondness of surrealist artists and their obession with dreams.


Marcel Vertès - Elsa Schiaparelli Sleeping Perfume Ads

Perfume advertisements for Sleeping by Elsa Schiaparelli by fashion illustrator, Marcel Vertes.

Elsa Schiaparelli Sleeping perfume
Sleeping de Schiaparelli
Marcel Vertes

Elsa Schiaparelli Sleeping perfume
Sleeping de Schiaparelli
Marcel Vertes, 1940

Elsa Schiaparelli Sleeping perfume
Sleeping de Schiaparelli
Marcel Vertes

Elsa Schiaparelli Sleeping perfume
Sleeping de Schiaparelli
Marcel Vertes, 1943

Elsa Schiaparelli Sleeping perfume
Sleeping de Schiaparelli
Marcel Vertes, 1941

Elsa Schiaparelli Sleeping perfume
Sleeping de Schiaparelli
Marcel Vertes, 1944

Elsa Schiaparelli Sleeping perfume
Sleeping de Schiaparelli
Marcel Vertes, 1944

Elsa Schiaparelli Sleeping perfume
Sleeping de Schiaparelli
Marcel Vertes, 1945

Elsa Schiaparelli Sleeping eau de cologneperfume
Sleeping EDC de Schiaparelli
Marcel Vertes, 1942

     

Robert Falcucci - Elsa Schiaparelli Sleeping Perfume Ads

Perfume advertisements for Sleeping by Elsa Schiaparelli by illustrator and painter, Robert Falcucci (1900-1989).

Elsa Schiaparelli Sleeping perfume
Sleeping de Schiaparelli
Robert Falcucci, 1941

     

Sources:
  1. Perfume Intelligence - The Encyclopedia of Perfume: http://www.perfumeintelligence.co.uk/library/perfume/s/houses/SchiapEl.htm
  2. Kindred Subjects - Sleeping de Schiaparelli: http://kindredsubjects.blogspot.com/2011/05/sleeping-de-schiaparellielsa.html
  3. Savoir Faire - Vertes Faire!: http://david-toms.blogspot.com/2010/07/vertes-faire.html
  4. HPrints - Schiaparelli (Perfumes): http://hprints.com/search/b1155/Schiaparelli_Perfumes.html

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