" 'Forbidden' reds heavy-scented with the 'forbidden' fragrance. Then for 'emergencies'...a drop of the perfume itself from the vial enclosed in the case. $2.50 including the perfume (tax extra)."
Given the prevailing scent-phobia that has gripped so many, it's hard to imagine a time that women would clamor for perfumed lipstick. But back in the day ('30s? or '40s?), women's "forbidden" desires were indulged by perfumer to the ho's — Tabu by Dana. (Given the looks I received when wearing perfume on public transportation in Berkeley — wanting to smell nice is indeed a forbidden desire!)
I wonder if these lipsticks were available from vending machines like the one Opal in the Rough posted on Flickr (see below), and the one I magically stumbled upon as a kid at a Stucky's truck stop in the south.(Read all about it on my post about vintage perfume vending machines.)
Should you want to know what a perfumed lipstick would smell like, you can still get perfumed Tabu lipstick on eBay. (Or you could just get a Chanel lipstick — one of the perfumiest lipsticks out there.)