Rose Tipped Cigarettes

As most of us do have ancestors who smoked cigarettes during their life time, mostly at their height of the 1920s to the 1970s. Of course as with any product companies produced all types and items to sell that went with that product. Cigarette holders, those long sticks in which the cigarette was placed, also considered a fashion accessory. They were used mainly by ladies to help keep ashes falling on her dress and the smoke from her hair and hat. It was also better than the paper of the cigarette on a lady’s lips. Men did have holders also but much shorter, about 3-4 inches in length. A lady’s long holder could go from 3 to 20 inches.

So here is another item that was quite different. They were known as ‘rose cigarettes’. Actual rose petals were used along with a golden cigarette tip and placed on the tip of a cigarette. It created a white, gold and red effect. These were for ladies also, having the pedals much softer against a lady’s lips rather than paper. The red would also match the lady’s red lipstick.

These special and more expensive cigarettes were very popular in the 1950s and of course more expensive seeing they did use several pedal layers for each cigarette.

This fad would end by the 1960s.

Photo: Making the rose-tipped cigarettes in the 1950s.

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Sara N Martin 3/05/21

Very unusual for sure.
alice 3/05/21

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