MAJA Myrurgia Luxury Square 2 Perfumed Soaps
Vintage Myrurgia Maja square perfumed soap, new, sealed and unused. Authentic Maja, a rich, spicy floral fragrance. Perfectly blended. Carnation and green notes and touch of vetiver in the base. Warm and sensual. Made in Spain by Myrurgia.
The scented Maja soaps, rich in lather and olive oil, they have a very soft, subtle scent that lingers on the skin hours after bathing.
Discontinued. Last units available. Condition: Excellent, new, both packaging, wrapping paper and soaps. Smell is amazing.
Net weight: 2 x 90 gr / 2 x 6 oz
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The perfume company Myrurgia was born in Barcelona in 1916, founded by Esteve Monegal Y Prat. It achieved an important presence in both the national and international markets thanks to its soaps, colognes and perfumes. The charisma of its products is inspired by Orientalism and Hispanic exoticism (La Maja).
The advertising design for Maja soaps and perfumes was created by the painter and publicist of the time Eduard Jener inspired by the dancer of the time Carmen Tortola Valencia and her show La Tirana. Eduard Jener together with Monegal achieved an excellent presentation and advertising of their products.
The muse of the soap; La Maja. Carmen Tortola Valencia was born on June 12, 1885 in Seville. At the age of three she traveled with her parents to London. In 1889 her parents emigrated to Mexico, she remained in London, hosted by a family from the upper London bourgeoisie where she studied languages, music and dance. In 1906 her guardian dies, leaving her in ruins.
Tortola contemplates her possibilities and decides to dedicate herself to dance. In 1908 she debuted at the Gaiety Theater in London with the musical La Havana, presenting himself as La Bella Valencia. Little by little she begins to create her own choreographies giving her personal style to orientalism and customs, she gets her first European tour that begins in Vienna and ends at the Folies Bergere in Paris.
She was the muse of intellectuals and artists of the time, Ignacio Zuloaga painted her best-known portrait in 1912, and was always endorsed by unconditional friends such as Ruben Dario, Pío Baroja or Valle Inclan.
It is 1930 and Carmen retires from the stage, spending the following years of her life with her adoptive daughter in her residence in Barcelona, dedicated to painting and collecting.
Upon her death on March 13, 1955, her artistic legacy was deposited in the Museum of the Theater of Barcelona.