No, it’s not a candy brand, nor it is a “Vargas Girl” pin-up name from the 1940s, created by the
Peruvian pin-up artist Joaquin Alberto Vargas Y Chavèz.
MISS LOLLYPOP, was actually the name given to a fun, fragrance group introduced by Avon Cosmetics in 1967, for mod young ladies.
During the 1960s, I remember watching the “Avon Calling” TV commercial.
“Wow! How wonderful. A pretty lady coming to your door with a bag filled with sweet scents, make-up, and toiletry samples. My aunt was an Avon sales representative during that time; she gave me a bottle of Avon’s ‘Miss Lollypop’ cologne mist as a birthday gift, which made me feel just like a grown-up. The spray mist was presented in a darling novelty, head bust-shaped bottle.
The kitschy Avon ‘Miss Lollypop’ line, included a small glass boat with splash cologne contents, a silky cream sachet (a kitten in a basket jar), Double-DIP ice cream bubble bath, PRETTY ME rollette; soap bar, perfumed talc and puff, an ice cream cone powder puff, and MISS LOLLYPOP lip pops.
This particular line from the Avon Company- along with the 1970’s Disney ‘Small World’ perfume doll bottles-are still collectible. Best values are realized if they have their original boxes and are unused.
Conversely, most vintage Avon perfume decanters and bottles are considered of little monetarily value today.
(Note: An Avon’s, Professional Style, 8-inch full hair brush from the 1970s, can sell for over $75 if found in unused or excellent condition.
I recently discovered a MISS LOLLYPOP powder mitt at an estate sale, which I decided to keep because it brings back sweet memories of when I was a young girl.
The Avon Company is still going strong with over 6.5 million sales representatives. The Avon Company is currently the fifth-largest beauty company in the world. Selling cosmetics, skin-care products, jewelry, fashion and more. They’ve come a long way, since the Irish door-to-door book salesman- turned perfume entrepreneur- David H. McConnell, founded the company in 1886.