I’ve never smoked, and I don’t intend to start. But… if I’d been around in 1918, when this advertisement was published, I might have been tempted to try Milo Violets.
These cigarettes were “delicately scented,” with “gold tips,” perfect “for the woman of discernment.” And they apparently not only smelled lovely and enhanced a woman’s personal style, but also encouraged an enthusiasm for modern art, judging by that painting hanging behind the two women.
2 thoughts on “Just Because: Milo Violets Cigarettes, Vintage Advertisement”
Gorgeous! Do you know who created it? The painting on the back reminds me of Matisse, probably because he’s one of my favorites and I love his Odalisques. :)
Hi! I don’t know who the artist was — there are initials at the lower right, but I can’t decipher them. I agree that the painting looks Matisse-inspired!!