Simon Jarosslawski, a respected ‘nose’ in the perfume industry, was a pioneering figure designing his bottles in a modern abstract geometric style. He held very strong artistic views. He created perfumes for the emancipated young women of the era. A distinguishing and characterizing feature of Ybry are the modern geometrical bottles. Ybry also had an office in New York City. Ybry perfumes were advertised as being “the most expensive in the world“. During the Great Depression the unemployment and panic in the United States was to have a chilling effect on the fortunes of the French luxury trades. The production costs of the prestigious and luxurious Ybry creations weakened the financial position of the company and Simon Jaroslawski went into personal bankruptcy in 1932.
-from Wikipedia’s entry on Ybry
Although patented in 1926 (10 years before the Nazi’s Wehrmacht kanister was developed), Simon A. Jaroslawski’s geometric bottles are occasionally compared to “Jerry cans.”
(More about that, after the fold…)
Ybry … (1925) Extremely rare and spectacular rectangular briefcase sand beige suede titled, satin interior with two braids adorned with a pendant “heart” Crystal Bohemia setting for a love signed Heinrich Hoffmann, including three magnificent “Jerry can” crystal bottles doubled stained with Baccarat capsule brass enamel and three spray bottles in Baccarat crystal doubled stained with their tablet embossed gold label. Red for “Heart’s Desire” Green for “Woman of Paris” and amethyst “My Soul.” (Photo by Lombrail-Teucquam)
Parfums Ybry, Cleopatra’s Boudoir