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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Prince Matchabelli Makes a Film c1930

Here are some images taken from a "commercial" to be played during movie intermissions or publicity photos for Prince Matchabelli in 1930. These are various scenes of Matchabelli recommending perfumes to two women (multiple takes).

I am going to assume that these are studio shots with the shelving and table set up to simulate his shop, complete with his perfume bottles and individual essence bottles used in making the personalized perfumes in the background.

here is a take of a woman sampling the perfumes:

Here Matchabelli speaks on men wearing perfume.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Cachet by Prince Matchabelli c1970

Cachet by Prince Matchabelli: launched in 1970.

Note: Please understand that this website is not affiliated with the Prince Matchabelli company in any way, it is only a reference page for collectors and those who have enjoyed the Prince Matchabelli fragrances.  

The goal of this website is to show the present owners of the Prince Matchabelli company how much we miss the discontinued classics such as Cachet and hopefully, if they see that there is enough interest and demand, they will bring back the perfume! 

Please leave a comment below (for example: of why you liked the perfume, describe the scent, time period or age you wore it, who gave it to you or what occasion, any specific memories), who knows, perhaps someone from the company might see it.

In a 1970s introductory ad, Prince Matchabelli claimed that the "Fragrance is as individual as you are. Fascinating Cachet reacts to your body chemistry to make this delightful."  Another ad read "Besides being fresh and fascinating, Cachet is designed to pick up and play up every girl's own very special chemistry."

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Prophecy by Prince Matchabelli c1962

Prophecy by Prince Matchabelli: launched in 1962.

Its fragrance was available in Cologne, Spray Mist, Creme Perfume and Dusting Powder.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Princesse du Nord by Prince Matchabelli c1935

Princesse du Nord by Prince Matchabelli: launched in 1935. It was also known by the name "Katherine the Great" and when coupled with Princesse du Nord, it meant the perfume was named after the famous Russian, Katherine the Great.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

1963 Prince Matchabelli Perfume Advertisement

1963 advertisement showing various Prince Matchabelli perfumes and colognes: Wind Song, Beloved, Stradivari, Golden Autumn, Crown Jewel, Abano, and Duchess of York,.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Sparkling Burgundy Bubble Bath by Prince Matchabelli c1940

Sparkling Burgundy Bubble Bath by Prince Matchabelli launched in 1940.

This bubble bath was probably inspired by Caron's Bain de Champagne, an effervescent bath additive. Sparkling Burgundy was based on the Burgundy wine. It was scented with the Prince Matchabelli fragrance Pot Pourri.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Cherokee Skincare and Toiletries

In 1936, Prince Matchabelli filed for a trademark to use the name Cherokee for a skin care and toiletry line. Ultimately it was used for a shade of face powder.

Consumer Reports: Buying guide issue - Volume 14, 1949:

Page 272

The name was reserved for use for the following types of products:

Skin Care:

  • Astringents
  • Astringent Cerates
  • Bleach Creams
  • Beauty Creams
  • Cold Creams
  • Cleansing Creams
  • Obesity Creams
  • Refreshing Creams
  • Vanishing Creams
  • Skin Lotions
  • Obesity Astringents
  • Face Bleaches 
  • Face Packs
  • Eyedrops
  • Skin Whitening in Liquid, Cream or Solid Form


  • Eyebrow Grower
  • Eyelash Grower
  • Dry Rouge
  • Liquid Rouge
  • Face Powders
  • Chemical Preparations for the Darkening of Eyelashes and Eyebrows

Other Toiletries:

  • Body Lotions
  • Talcum Powders
  • Dusting Powders
  • Hair Pomades
  • Body Powders
  • After Shave Lotions

Friday, October 3, 2014

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Prince Matchabelli Perfume Crownette Purse Bottle c1949

Cute little Crownette, a 1/8 oz purse bottle made for Prince Matchabelli's perfumes Stradivari and Crown Jewel. It stands just 1 1/2 inches tall.

Glass Packer, 1949:
"PURSE VIAL, called "Perfume Crownette," is a gilded miniature replica of Prince Matchabelli's familiar crown bottle. It holds a full dram of Stradivari or Crown Jewel perfume. Bottle, made by Swindell Brothers, is fired with 21 carat gold by Graphite Corp, Chase Brass makes the ball cap. Mounting, including lucite box, is by Warner Brothers. Design was made by Miss EM Seifer, package development manager for Prince Matchabelli, Inc."

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Matchabelli Art Deco Solid Perfume Locket c1975

In 1975, Prince Matchabelli launched his Cachet perfume inside of a piece of wearable jewelry, a pewter Art Deco styled locket decorated with black enamel in a chevron pattern.

McCall's, 1975:
"Lauder also fills fashionable silvery bean pendants with Estee Solid Perfume ($15). And Prince Matchabelli makes two pendants— a silver-plated Aztec dragon and a pewter-and-blue-enamel Art Deco design— with Cachet solid perfume."

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Stradivari by Prince Matchabelli c1942

Stradivari by Matchabelli: launched in 1942, it was the first perfume the company had released since WWII started. It was named after the Prince Matchabelli Orchestra that was formed in 1942.

Prince Matchabelli Crownstick Lipstick

Prince Matchabelli "Crownstick" Lipstick, made up of brass and stands 2-1/2" tall. It is topped by a realistic crown replica with a tiny cross on top,  similar to the design of their perfume bottles. The name "Prince Matchabelli" is engraved in script wraps around the body of the lipstick.

Stage, Volume 13, 1935:
"Prince Matchabelli's new Crownstick (it sports the famous M'atchabelli crown for a top) comes in several fine colors."