Perfume Button Earrings
Perfume Button Earrings

Perfume Button Earrings

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     Intoxicatingly Romantic Perfume Buttons! These ornamental metal buttons were created originally to protect exquisite fabrics from being stained by the essential oils that women dabbed at their pulse points in the 1800s. Sandwiched in the middle of this two part ornamental button was a fabric disc most commonly of silk velvet and sometimes of linen or flannel. Drops of fragrance were applied to these buttons to emanate the scent while sparing the gown of oil staining.  

      But here is the best part. During the Civil War, it was common practice for a woman to sew her heavily perfumed button inside the cuff or collar of her lover’s or son’s uniform sleeve. While in the trenches, he could raise his wrist to his nose and find comfort.

     I have opened up my vault to give you a rare offering of these lovely buttons made up into earrings!

Features:

  • 1800’s Perfume buttons - 1/2” diameter
  • Gold filled or Sterling Silver ear wires
  • Finished length 3/4” - 1”

 

 

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