Germaine Monteil was a French fashion designer and cosmetician who founded her own house in New York. The focus of the house lies on cosmetics and fragrances, and was named after the designer.
The designer was born in France in 1898, and she moved to the United States in the early 1930s. She was very interested in manufacturing dresses and worked as a cosmetician, and later on as a fashion designer. Her specialty was classic dresses with flaring skirts and designs that accentuated women’s slim silhouettes. She was also well known for her prints on clothing, which became popular among American women. In her adopted hometown of New York, she won a Neiman Marcus Fashion Award in 1938, which received due to the vast influence she had on the fashion industry.
The beginnings of her business in perfumery date back to 1936, when she and her husband, Guy Bjorkman, founded Germaine Monteil Cosmetiques Corp. which specialized in skin treatments and creams. She also started creating fragrances, her first one being Laughter (later renamed Rigolade), in 1941. Since the line was a huge success, she decided to abandon fashion design in order to focus on perfume and cosmetics. Monteil fragrances launched in the 1940’s were Laughter, New Love, Nostalgia and Frou Frou. During the 1950’s the following perfumes were introduced: Fleur Savage, Gigolo, Nouvel Amour and Rigolade. In 1964 fragrance Galore was launched. In 1995 Monteil launched the vèry succesful L`Eau De Monteil, a beautiful floral fruity fragrance. The latest fragrances of the house launched in recent years belong to the Royal Secret collection (the original version is from 1935). Germaine died in 1987.
Now the French cosmetics house of Monteil Paris returns to the market with a new edition, a fragrance for women named Monteil Le Nouveau Parfum, a new feminine perfume with an elegant and classic air. Truly feminine and charming, Monteil Le Nouveau Parfum radiates with sparkling notes and will make any woman look stylish and classy. This perfume is full of grace and sensuality; it ideally characterizes a modern young woman.
Monteil Le Nouveau Parfum blends fresh notes of green apple, bergamot and mandarin along with flowery notes of white flowers and plum. The creamy and sweet base of vanilla, Peru balsam, amber and cedar will leave your skin provocative and desired.
Le Nouveau Parfum is sealed in a crystal bottle with a pink flavor and a silver stopper. Even though it has a simple design, it ideally describes a classic style with a modern look that attracts women. It is available in quantities of 30, 50 and 100 ml Eau de Parfum with an accompanying collection which includes a Shower Gel and Body Lotion.