Roger Gallet Paris Cosmetic Lipstick Poster
Roger and Gallet started in 1695. Jean-Paul Feminis, who came from Italy and settled in Cologne, claimed to have been given the secret of a unique formula for water with amazing healing properties known as Aqua Mirabilis (Eau Admirable). It was patented by the Cologne faculty of medicine in 1727 and named Eau de Cologne. In 1806, Jean-Marie Farina, the heir to the formula for Eau de Cologne, opened a perfumery business in rue Saint-Honore, Paris. He supplied the great courts of Europe. Napoleon was a wholehearted user and had a boot flask specially made for him to carry in his boot - the flask was called the 'Rouleau de l'Empereur'.