Edited Choice: Statement Fragrance Bottles

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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.

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