Just as alluring as the gorgeous scents inside
Statement fragrance bottles have been around for decades – eleven, to be exact. Until 1907, people would have to take their own empty, generic bottles to be filled with their scent of choice at the chemist’s. But when the first perfume was sold in its own stylish specially-designed glass bottle, it changed the industry. Now every perfume has its own personality, and distinguishable bottle shape. Every year brands introduce new designs, and some, like the Chanel No5 bottle shape, have become iconic. Today those earliest perfume bottles change hands for thousands of pounds – with single bottles being sold for £60,000. Here are 6 statement perfume bottles we think will stand the test of time.
Inspired by a field of May Roses in Grasse, this fragrance evokes the scent of a medley of centifolia and cabbage roses and is like taking a stroll in the airy Provence countryside.
Notes of rose and geranium blend with vetiver musk and sandalwood, while the heart of the fragrance is revealed in the use of oud wood – a native of the virgin forest of Borneo.
Capturing feelings of excitement and anticipation created by the promise that precedes a night in Paris, Tenue de Soirée is sweet, energetic, audacious and addictive. Taking top notes from the iris, this scent is playful and contemporary, and housed in a bottle to match it’s mood.
Renowned for its scented candles, Maison Trudon extends its savoir-faire and unveils this genderless perfume with smokey wood-scented notes. Neither feminine nor masculine, the perfume contains an olfactory complexity that hints at a character rather than a gender.
The scent of dawn at the lily pond captured with effervescent water lilies, dewy green sap and lush ylang ylang enhanced with white musk and a wisp of vanilla.
Valentina Blush is unpredictable and mischievous, seducing the senses with hints of orange blossom wrapped in notes of praline in this unexpected vision by perfumer Alexis Dadier.