Bottles

Posted on January 14, 2017 by Parfumerie Nasreen

Fragrances tell stories. They give feelings, emotions, and memories. The perfume bottle plays a role in this as well. Some bottles are intricately designed, some are painted. Some are so detailed you wonder how long it would take to make and finish it. The aesthetic that comes with the bottle is part of finding a scent. What lures you into even smelling the fragrance is the appearance of the bottle. Some people dedicate their entire perfume collection to bottles, and some keep their bottles for display long after the fragrance has been used up. The visuals of the bottle can help you remember a fragrance you liked in the past and want to enjoy now, and it can help us to determine what fragrance you are talking about.

The bottle itself tells a story too, with collections like The House of Sillage or Bond No.9, the bottle can be a visual representation of the inspiration for the fragrance.

Perfume bottles can be very eye catching, as some are made more simplistically, with more of a focus on the fragrance itself, and some collections have a style true to their name, such as the Robert Piguet collection, famous for their tall, black bottles.

What started the trend of having perfume come in attractive bottles was the company Lalique. Rene Lalique originally started in the world of jewelry and later worked with Francois Coty to develop beautiful bottles for perfumes, a revolutionary concept at that time. Perfume came in ordinary glass vials, and one would have to purchase a separate ornate and expensive bottle to decant their fragrance in if they wanted it stored in a more attractive setting. Lalique also had a stroke of genius when designing a manufacturing process where these new, intricate, beautiful bottles could be mass produced which reduced costs and made them more affordable and easily available.

The House of Lalique is now one of the leading perfume houses with annual limited edition collector pieces within their fragrance collections. Other houses include The House of Sillage, Amouage, Bond No.9 and many more.

Each Wednesday, we dedicate our main post to quite a few bottles we’ve discovered that have blown our minds, whether by being odd, fascinating or beautiful pieces of artwork.

Explore more beautiful perfumes and bottles with us at Parfumerie Nasreen.

 

Written by Valleri Ortiz.