Objet phare des musées de Grasse

International Perfume Museum

Bottle Tan O Tan

27 May 2014 / 15h30


Tan O Tan

Twentieth century, origin?

Translucent glass

Inv. 94 317

Self-tanning products were invented in 1960. Tan-0-Tan from Hycopharm was one of the first self-tanners sold in France. It illustrates a fashion inaugurated by Gabrielle Chanel (1883-1971). We went from therapeutic sun to sun for pleasure and from white skin to tanned skin, a sign of vitality.