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COLETTE 11 signed autographed letters Maurice Carrère 1945

COLETTE 11 signed autographed letters Maurice Carrère 1945

COLETTE 11 signed autographed letters Maurice Carrère 1945   COLETTE 11 signed autographed letters Maurice Carrère 1945

Drawing and autographed poem signed to his muse - Bookstore Le Pas Sage. Autographed correspondence addressed to Maurice Carrère. BEAUTIFUL CORRESPONDENCE OF 11 SIGNED AUTOGRAPH LETTERS to his friend Maurice Carrère. BEAUTIFUL SIGNED AUTOGRAPH CORRESPONDENCE Colette, addressed to her friend Maurice Carrère, and consisting of 11 letters (undated, around 1945-46) mainly centered on perfumery. Owner of a cabaret restaurant, decorator, organizer of shows, Maurice Carrère launched his first perfume, "Signature", in 1946, of which Colette was particularly fond.

Do you want me to have, by the first passerby, try to be that passerby! The last drop of Corsican jasmine having left me, I am forced to consume yours in indecent quantities, so that neither my home, nor I, nor my sofa, nor my wardrobes smell of confinement, illness, nor especially. Dear Maurice, we embrace you with tender friendship.

My little Maurice, you are here and there. We don't see you anymore, and I don't have a drop of Signature left to scent my home and myself.

I embrace you with a lot of cold dignity and we await you. Once again another bottle of eau de toilette!!!

My little Maurice, you are far too wasteful to enrich yourself! Yet your old friend persists in wishing you a thousand prosperities, not excluding the most material ones. I was furious last night. You all had dinner in my presence, in the presence of my flu (and Bebé's), and you didn't even climb my floor and a half! I fine you with a visit, and a perfume that prevents my home and myself from smelling like the old lady with the flu. I can't help but think of your very kind proposition to... As I hate when my friends put themselves at risk for me, I implore you - in case you succeed - to be careful regarding the delivery. Maurice will soon have a tiny car, and it would be very good for him to fetch, in small quantities, the precious commodity. Because I fear that the charming Simone Berriau, very busy with many things, may have forgotten that she mentioned anthracite to me... Determined to support Carrère in his venture, Colette gives him her impressions on his line of perfumes. Dear Maurice, I received a very successful trinket. The bottle, the varnished box are charming.

What is even better is the content of the bottle. "Crazy Wind" has precisely an old-fashioned breath that is - to my nostrils - a great merit. Dear Maurice, this bottle is charming. Finally a very feminine bottle, inspired by an era that I love.

The perfume also seems to me to be on point: a little more "dry" a little less sweet. Dear Maurice, how is the second perfume coming along? I can't wait to try it.

I am confined - oh! A little more, a little less. And Maurice Carrère sends her other liquids.

So many bottles, dear Maurice! The Rum bottle is a marvel - container and content - We have just treated ourselves with one of those grogs. Already guilty of making me love tea again, you have made me love port wine again. It is true that this one would convince even the most reluctant. We also include the pamphlet "Sixteen signatures for one" (Paris, Aljanvic 1946, paperback), published on the occasion of the release of the perfume "Signature"; with texts by Bérard, Cocteau, Daragnès and a 5-page preface by Colette.

When it comes to luxury and variety, French invention refuses to rest: Carrère wants his place. I give it to him with confidence. We know that he will dedicate, to the glory of French gastronomy, a lover's hand, a pilot's eye, a bloodhound's nose. It seems that the current preference is for ambiguous perfumes, whose first impact gains from evaporation, sometimes slightly fruity. Double seduction, which Carrère sought, who wanted his first perfume to be "modern".

11 letters in 12 pages. Born on January 28, 1873 in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye (Yonne) - died on August 3, 1954 in Paris. Mime, actress and journalist, a French writer mainly known as a novelist, Colette was the second woman elected to the Goncourt Academy in 1945, after Judith Gautier in 1910, of which she became president between 1949 and 1954.

COLETTE 11 signed autographed letters Maurice Carrère 1945   COLETTE 11 signed autographed letters Maurice Carrère 1945