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Publication numberUS1546302 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJul 14, 1925
Filing dateJan 22, 1923
Publication numberUS 1546302 A, US 1546302A, US-A-1546302, US1546302 A, US1546302A
InventorsCharles Edward Mehioan
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Means for combining perfume odors
US 1546302 A
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July 14, 1925.

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' Mmsroncomnmme PERFUME onons.

' Applicationnled January 22, 1923. Serial No. 614,203.

` To all whom t may concern.'

Be it known that I, CHARLES EDWARD MEHIGAN, a citizen of the United States,

and a resident of Chicago, in the county of Y Cook and State of Illinois, have invented a new and useful Improvement in Means Vfor Combining Perfume Odors, of which the following is a full, clear, andexact description.

My invention relates toimprovements in the system and means for combining perfume odors, and it consists in the combina-` tions, constructions, and arrangements herein described and claimed.

An object of my invention is to provide a novel and convenient means for containing an assortment of perfume bases in concentrated form, from which the user may select the perfume individually, or combine the perfumes to produce the combined per-A fume desirable.

A further object of my invention is to provide a means in which absorbent members tinted in various colors are employed to enable the perfume bases to be tried singly, or collectively, in a great variety of combinations to produce an odor of the combined perfumes, the color tints of the absorbent members being associated with the flower odors employed, as for instance, the violet base when used singly would be absorbed upon a light lavender absorbent member, and the lily of the valley upon a white absorbent member.

A further object ofy my invention is to provide a novel container for the absorbent members for partially confining the odors emitted therefrom through openings in the containers, which openings also permit the introduction of the perfume bases.

A further object of my invention is to provide a system and means for combining perfume odors 'in which each erfume is given an alphabetical classification, and in which a chart is provided for indicating what color of absorbent member should be employed for the particular perfume base, and alsoa blank form for noting those combinations alphabetically or numerically, as the case may be, which most appeal `to the user, so that combinations of the desirable odors may be had later on.

Other objects and advantages will appear in `the following specification, and the novel features of the invention will be particularly pointed out in the appended claims.

, walls of the tray 1.

' MyV invention is illustrated in the avccompanying drawings, forming partof this application, in Which- Figure. l is a perspective view.of my perfume container tray and the absorbent mem- A bers secured to the cover of the tray,

Figure 2 is a perspective viewof a packet of the containers, 'Figure 3 is a view of one of the containers with the absorbent -member partially removed,

Figure 4.- is a view of the fume scale or chart, and

Figure 5 is a silk bag container for carrying the absorbent memberseither with or without their containers.

'In carrying out my invention, I make use of a tray 1 constructed with a plurality of longitudinally extending pockets 2.

harmonic per- Small vials 3 containing concentrated per` fume bases are disposed in the ockets 2. In the present embodiment of my invention, I employ twenty-four concentrated perfume bases in "six pockets and four vials to a pocket.

Each one of the vials 3 has imprinted thereon a letter 4 forming one of the letters ,of the alphabet, so that the perfume contents of the vials 3 may be correctly identified and associated with a certain letter, as for instance, A B for the deep oriental, C for the dep oriental china, (vials 3. are tightly sealed by means of Stoppers 5.

The tray 1 is provided with a suitable cover member 6. The cover member 6 is D for hyacinth, etc. eV


stands for the series oriental,

somewhat deeper than the tray 1 and is arranged so" that its side walls Yoverlap the side The cover 6 is conpairl of cardboard ller members 7 for positioning the cover 6 upon the tray so that an open space of predetermined de th is left between the upper surface of t e tray and the top wall of the cover 6. l f j f A pair .of ribbons 8 are secured to the opposite side walls 9`and 10 of the cover 6 and are disposed in the lsame plane as the plane of the filler members 7. pose of ther ribbons 8 is to confine a plurality structed with a The purof packets X of absorbent members in their i envelopes 11, each having a palr of circular v openings 12 and 13 extending through both mus thereof (See Figures). A pad of absorbent material 14 is disposed within the `envelope 11 andfmaybe viewed through 'the openings 12 and 13 from either sidey of the envelope A11.-

The absorbent material 14 is preferably a "fine'grade of blotting paper, and each of the absorbent members 14- is tinted in somel distinctive color. .There are twenty-four tints which include 'practically all of the predominating colors and tints inthespectrum,(and black and white. Each one of theenvelopes containing the absorbent member .v 14 is disposed in a Wax paper containerl so that they may not become soiled until use. The wax paper lcontainers are shown in Figure 2 on all but the top envelope which is leftuncovered, since that envelo e ordinarily is the first to be used, so that t e `2o .person .using the device may inspectthe envelopes` upon lifting the cover` 6 from the tray.

As stated before, ach of ,the .vials 3' of perfume bases has thereon'an` alphabetical imprint designating the naturefof the contents or the'odorl of theperfilrne'gv A chart 16. is provided which I choose callan y harmonic perfume scale of flower bases. "On

this chart, as ,seen in Figure 4,- I 4associate each ofthe alphabetical legends 4 with the correct name of the contents of theparticu-ff lar vial on which the letter imprinted Y shown at'17. I also designate, the tint of 'the absorbent member 14, which is associated with that particular odore-'by virtue of*- f lts suggestion of the flower or origin yof the.-

perfume. The oriental odors, as reference to thechart shows'are `assigned to yel1ow,f while the deep oriental, blue, .and the hyar. cmth with gray. This chart is prepared so;

= that the user may instantlyv fassociate the contents'of the vials with the flower or base i' ofthe perfume, and also ,to suggest a color scheme that :isl in keeping with the particuthesevral vials o f which perfumes most Y. partlcularly pleased. or appealed to the 'olfactory nerves. The letters which appear in the spaces 18 servetherefore as a record;

of the perfume bases which have an appeal tothe user, .and from which the combinations may subsequently be had to obtain a combination of odors that is most desirable.

- I also provide a silk bag 19 having a draw@ string-20, in which the envelope 11, with the absorbent member 14, may be carried about,

. or if the absorbent member 14 with the perfume bel a particularly `delicate one, it may be carried in. the bag withoutl the envelope 11. Ordinarlly, however, the perfumes are yous prepared perfumes w Aso concentrated that it becomes necessary ,to

use the envelope 11 in order to 4obtain the proper delicate fragrance which most nearly resembles the natural flower fragrance.

From the foregoing description of the various parts of the device, the operation thereof may be readily understood.' In employing my Vpresent system Vand means for combining perfume odors, I first employ one ofthe perfumes in the'vials 3. Ordinarily it is best to start with A and saturate a smallportion of the absorbent member 14 through the openings 12 and 13 in the envelope 11. 'lhe envelope is then carried by the person andthe articular `fragrance of the perfume isv noted? If the perfume is a very delicate one, kthe absorbent member'y be placed directly in the bag 19 without the envelope 11, but ordinarily the envelope 11 is notremoved from theabsorbent member The user on the next day will then discard the absorbent member 14 in the envelope `and place it back under one of the ribbons -8 and take a fresh absorbent member (and anew base, this time,B,\or any other perfume which she may Wish to try. This experimentingis continued for twenty-four days, each daywith a different perfume base, and with a different absorbent member,

so that whenthe last one is used, the per- =jjfume is entirely evaporated' from the absorbent member 14 irst used. A During the time of this experimental use of the perfumes, the user will make certain notations in the spaces 18 on the chart 16, placing letters thereon which desi ate the perfumes which most appealed. fter the perfumes have all been used, the letters of and the entire envelopev containing the'abd I sorbent member is placed in the bag 19.

the perfume which most appeal to the user should then be combined two or more at a y time until the most desirable combination iras beeiiobtained.

' It will be apparent that in my present invention I have provided a means by use of whichy'the user may have the pleasure of selecting a perfume. that is most appealing,"

group or groups of persons, and the perfume.V y

thus attained must not be one that is appealing to a great many, but one which is desirable to a person usmg perfume, and therefore characteristic of their nature and liking. e

l claim:

A means for producing and employing individually blended perfume odors comprising a plurality of basic odors in liquid form, containers for said odors, each container bearing insignia characteristic of the odor therein contained, a cabinet for storing said containers and having compartments adapted to receive sheets of absorbent material and members for enclosing said sheets of absorbent material, a chart in association with said containers providing a key to the insignia thereupon and associating therewith a color selected with respect to each of said odors, a plurality of absorbent sheets stored in said cabinet and having colors corresponding to the colorsv indicated upon said chart, and a plurality of moisture proof 20 members also storedV in said cabinet and having porous or open portions for enclosing said absorbent sheets after a quantity of one or 'more of said odors has been de-` posited thereupon, whcrebya specially pre- 25 permitting such perfume to be carried upon 30 the person without soiling the clothes, said chart providing means for recording data with respect to variously produced blends f said odors.


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U.S. Classification434/377, 206/459.5, 206/564, 220/521, 206/534, 206/457, 206/81, 206/232, 206/581
Cooperative ClassificationA45D33/006