LOUIS PANAFIEU PARIS BEAUTY SPOTS MARKS FRENCH MOUCHES BOX POUR BAL Antique. Fabulous and really quite rare survivorS its an original box of antique French beauty spots.
The base is advertising'L Panafieu, Paris France Mouches pour Bal' and shows the three sizes of black beauty spots.. For display in your boudoir or for the cosmetics collector.Antique or Vintage Paris France container of "Mouches" Beauty Marks to Display. In France the beauty marks were known as Mouches or Flies.
They were popular in the 17th and 18th century & Beyond. The black beauty marks or Mouches inside The top of the container reads: Mouches Pour Bal Paris France L. I don't know the age of the box, but I did a lot or looking online to find information.There are some similar ones but little information on the specific containers, but a lot of interesting information on "Mouches". The container is in good condition. Please review the pictures to get a look at the Patches See Photos Above & Read to Decide Please. Louis Panafieu created Eau de Cologne for the Emperor Napoleon III and also made a famous'Pommade des Mousquetaires' which was an oil that left a lacquer like finish to the well sculptured moustaches of that time. A box of mouches (literally:'flies'). This little box contains a favourite beauty trick of European women for over 200 years. Better known as beauty spots, these small black pieces were named after their resemblance to a fly that has landed on the wearer's skin. Popularised by the French in the 18th century and deployed as a cunning way to cover unsightly marks, mouches created a map of intrigue across the décolletage. The placement of the beauty spot - on the cheek or by the mouth, for example - also became a coded means of communicating emotions, wealth and even political.