The oval comes from the word ovum, meaning egg in Latin. The shape is derived from the intersection of two circles. When I had my color palette done I was also give a set of shapes and styles that were specific to me. One of them is the oval.
I’m happy to share that I have finally obtained oval compacts to add to the current selection of round ones. These new treasures have the removable tins like the rounds, but hold a bit more solid perfume and are easier to remove and replace.