Both Maitreyi and Na Hanyate (books I referred to in my post on Mircea Elaide and Maitreyi Devi) refer to Indian flowers and scents. So I thought I would do a post on advertisements for Indian/Ceylonese scents. Though not all of them feature saris and/or blouses.
Wana Ranee (Forest Queen, advertisements from around 1914) uses Ceylonese women in all its advertisements and appears to be floral in nature. The picture here is suggestive of the half-sarees popular in South India. And I like that the Wana Ranee always has a rose tucked in her hair!
And lastly, by 1923, the advertisement for Ganika (Sanskrit for Courtesan) while still trading on the mysterious East is otherwise modern in nature.