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Posted 3 years ago

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thecrazytree
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I am interested in any information on this pen set.
The inside top of the case reads:

Perfumed Writing Pens
Arpege & Chanel No.5
14 KT Gold
EXCLUSIVE DESIGN

Some of the questions I have are: (does anyone know)

When they were made?
How many sets were made?
Were they made for any special occasion?
Any other information would be appreciated!

I know that the perfumes are manufactured by different companies, so am interested in how it came to be that two (possibly competitors) would have their number one product advertised together.

I know that" Arpege" is a 1927 perfume by Lanvin. Along with Coco Chanel's "Chanel No. 5" and Patou's "Joy", it is one of the three best known perfumes in the world.
Chanel No. 5 is the first perfume launched by Parisian couturier Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel (in 1920) and is considered by most as the world's most famous perfume.
The French government reports that a bottle of Chanel No. 5 is sold every thirty seconds and generates sales of $100 million a year. It was developed by Russian-French chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux.

These are unused pens in the original case.
Please share any information!

Mystery Solved

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  1. lowspeed, 3 years ago
    I have this exact set. I tried to sell them on a large online auction that begins with "E", but they stopped the auction and I received an email saying that they were a copyright infringement because they were not made by the companies on the labels. I have not been able to determine if this is true or not. Good luck.
  2. TeresaD TeresaD, 3 years ago
    I did have some luck I found a website called ** tias ** and they have one listed on there for 75 if that helps you at all ** other than that not much for the history
  3. TeresaD TeresaD, 3 years ago
    Thank you for the information
  4. solver, 3 years ago
    Sorry to inform you, crazytree, but these pens are not authentic and weren't manufactured by either Lanvin or Chanel, ergo the reason lowspeed's listing was pulled.

    This doesn't mean you can't enjoy using them. :-)

    Here is all the information regarding this pen set, which also is not 14K but gold plated:
    http://www.cleopatrasboudoir.com/apps/blog/show/3791435-arpege-chanel-no-5-perfumed-writing-pens

    They are all over the Internet for sale between $15.00 and $30.00.
  5. thecrazytree, 3 years ago
    Thanks to all of you for your information!
    I thought it was a bit strange that two competing companies would advertise their most famous products TOGETHER!

    This site is so VALUABLE for information! I'm sure glad I didn't try to list them at auction!
    It is a really neat set to have in a collection (I like the controversy over them-makes them even MORE collectible to me).
    NOTE:
    The beautiful FILIGREE design is the part that IS 14KT gold.
    Thanks again!
  6. Kathycat Kathycat, 2 years ago
    Hi,
    I too have the same pen set. It was a promotion at Macy's in New York. I believe it was in the 60's.
  7. Kathycat Kathycat, 2 years ago
    Lowspeed & Solver you are both absolutely right!!! I just recently read on some site (can't remember where I read it). That the pen set have no connection to "Channel 5 " Perfume Co., that in fact the Company has been removing them off of E-bay and any other sites that were selling them.. The weird thing about it, like I said in the above article that I am almost positive that I had received them at Macy's Dept. Store at the Perfume Counter in the 60's (in NY)as some kind of promotion. (I know one thing for sure, I never bought them) So it will remain a mystery?????
  8. beemom, 2 years ago
    I have the same set-mint condition-it belonged to my husband's aunt who passed away so I do not know where she got it from. Thank you for the info. I just joined the site today after looking for info about the pen set. Very good site.
  9. ClassicLady ClassicLady, 2 years ago
    I have the same pen set but included in with mine is a same piece of paper that has "Guarantee" and states the following...Your perfumed writing pens and ink cartridges are UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED against any defect for the life of the pens. You may at any time return your pen for FREE FACTORY SERVICE or replacement (at manufacturers option). Be sure to enclose $1.00 for handling and processing. Mail To: Replacement Refills, P.O. Box 314, Canal Street Station, New York, N.Y. 10013. If anyone decides to write to the address I would be interested in knowing what they say.
  10. cleaninghouse, 2 years ago
    I also have the set. Mine was a Christmas gift in 1976 purchased in Ontario Canada. Not sure why I keep it around, but its fun to know a bit about them. Thanks.
  11. emfleck, 1 year ago
    I have the same pen set with the 25.00 tag intact and with the 5 year guarantee information intact on a blue slip of paper. For refills ;) you can send $1.00 (cash, check, or money order) to PO Box F, Williamsburg Station, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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