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Faulding's - Lavender Water with Musk

This bottle has an interesting paper label but I don't think it as old as it looks, I think it would date to around 1900.  It is described on the label as an exquisitely refreshing and lasting perfume.  There are a couple of medals on the label but I think these are for show as there are no dates or mention of what the medals were for.   The bottle has Fauldings embossed on the rear.

F H Faulding was an English chemist or pharmacist who emigrated to Adelaide in South Australia in the mid 19th century.  His firm F H Faulding & Co Ltd. grew to become a major company and I believe that the perfumes were just a sideline with pharmaceuticals as the mainstay of the business.