Edited Choice: Statement Fragrance Bottles

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 thefirst 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 bottleschange 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.

Essences Insensées Eau De Parfum, £115 For 120ml, Diptyque At Harrods

Essences Insensées Eau De Parfum, £115 For 120ml, Diptyque At Harrods

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.

Essences Insensées Eau De Parfum, £115 For 120ml, Diptyque At Harrods

Essences Insensées Eau De Parfum, £115 For 120ml, Diptyque At Harrods

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.

10 Corso Como Eau De Parfum, £85 For 100ml, Harvey Nichols

10 Corso Como Eau De Parfum, £85 For 100ml, Harvey Nichols

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.

Tenue De Soirée Eau De Parfum, £117 For 100ml, Annick Goutal At Liberty

Tenue De Soirée Eau De Parfum, £117 For 100ml, Annick Goutal At Liberty

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.

Mortel Eau De Parfum, £165 For 100ml, Trudon At Harvey Nichols

Mortel Eau De Parfum, £165 For 100ml, Trudon At Harvey Nichols

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.

Garden Lilies Cologne, £46 For 30ml, Jo Malone London

Garden Lilies Cologne, £46 For 30ml, Jo Malone London

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 Eau De Parfum, £63 For 50ml, Valentino At John Lewis

Valentina Blush Eau De Parfum, £63 For 50ml, Valentino At John Lewis

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.