Object of the Month - March 2014
The museum’s new exhibition about Goya, the perfume and cosmetics factory based in Amersham from 1946-1985, features many special box sets. These sets, often featuring a fragrance and associated products such as talcum powder, soap or bath cubes, were mostly produced at Christmas time, the busiest time of the year for Goya.
Novelty sets were also produced for the Christmas market, featuring the mini bottles that were the cornerstone of Goya’s success. On display in the exhibition are mini snowballs, baubles and jack-in-the-boxes with mini bottles inside.
All of Goya’s products were bottled, labelled and packaged by hand. Additional staff were drafted in at Christmas time to cope with the increased production and demand.
Goya: Amersham’s Perfumery is on display at Amersham Museum until 29th June during usual opening hours. The museum is open Saturday and Sunday afternoons in March, 2pm-4.30pm