Tropiques de Lancôme

This beautiful advertisement from 1940 was created for Lancôme to advertise their Tropiques fragrance. The bursting profusion of flowers surrounding the simply designed bottle reflects the richness of this perfume, which was said to be reminiscent of Latin America. Created by master perfumer Armand Petitjean, Tropiques was an exotic perfume laden with citrus, spices, white flowers and precious woods. Despite the lushness of the perfume, this vintage ad is understated in black and white, and would add a touch of luxury to an interior without being too intrusive.




This original print was published in a periodical from 1947.

We do not sell reproductions. Your art comes with a certificate of authenticity.

This original print was published in a periodical from 1947.

Your art comes with a certificate of authenticity.





Edmond-Maurice Pérot


Framed advert


24.5 × 31.5cm | 9"44 x 12"2

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Frame Specifications

Size: 32.7 × 42.7cm or 12.87″ x 16.81″

Frame material: anodised aluminium

Color: black

Glass: “float”

At VAA we deploy modern technology to preserve these antique illustrations. The uniquely hard-wearing frames we use are designed in Switzerland; their durability results from the process of anodising. Anodising is a surface treatment which protects and decorates aluminium using an anodic oxidation process. As a result of this, these frames are especially resistant to corrosion and heat, protecting this vintage art from wear and tear.
We frame each illustration ourselves in our workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland. The float glass we use is crystal clear with a very flat surface and carefully polished edges. The frames are 32.7 × 42.7cm (12.87″ x 16.81″). The result? We present you with a period illustration- a genuine antique- enclosed by a frame of the highest quality. In this way, we like to think we’re bringing modern technology and antique artistry together.


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