Trade card advertising John K. Drake of Troy, NY, seller of extract, face powder, soap sachet powder, toilet water, etc..

Reverse side has a 1909 calendar and indicates it is perfumed with Azurea. You can still smell it, I can best describe it as a mix of rose water and moth balls.

Found in "The Science of Common Things" by David A. Wells. Published by Ivison, Blakeman and Taylor, 1857.

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Jo said...

Sounds like an odd scent -- I'm sure it smelled much nicer back in 1909.

Lovely blog! said...

Love the Art Nouveau of it!

Cat B said...

I love that you could still smell the perfume a hundred years later. I find this doubly incredible since most scratch and sniff books from my youth have already lost their scent.

I wonder if the pages of the book will be permanently infused with it.

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