Posted on September 26, 2019

Early 1800 & 1900’s perfume bottles

The style of perfume bottles changed dramatically in the late 1800’s. There was a great incline of the arts movement called Art Nouveau. Most Art Nouveau designs consisted of floral motifs, and were primarily used to design the perfume label and box, leaving the perfume bottles fairly traditional in styling. Several famous pieces of this…

Posted on September 25, 2019

1950’s perfume bottles

Perfumes once again became inspired by romance in the 1950’s. Salvador Dali designed the bottle for “Monsieur Marquay” by Marquay. The bottle featured an elegant man with a top hat and bow tie. The box was simple white with Dali’s moustache and signature. Christian Dior introduced “Diorissimo” in 1956. The special edition bottle was designed…

Posted on September 24, 2019

Early European perfume bottles

Europeans used many different containers to store their perfumes. They used glass, gold, silver, porcelain, semi-precious stones and shells. Perfume was commonly used in the form of incense. Some incense burners consisted of a container held from chains. It was swung like a pendulum during Mass in the Christian Church. There were also stationary incense…

Posted on September 24, 2019

Modern day perfume bottles

Pierre Dinand was the first perfume bottle designer to produce perfume bottles exclusively. Dinand designs bottles with a modern feel, and uses the bottle as an expression of the perfume. He has produced numerous bottles using state of the art plastics, and has transformed perfume bottles in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Serge Mansau is another…

Posted on September 23, 2019

1930’s Perfume Bottles, A piece of History

With the stock market crash of 1929, and the depression that devastated the United States, the perfume market slowed down dramatically. There remained a more limited demand in Paris, and only the strongest companies such as Baccarat, and Brosse and Lalique were able to continue. The bottles became less elaborate, tended to be conservative and…

Posted on September 22, 2019

1920’s perfume bottles

The 1920’s brought a new era to perfumes. After World War I, many American Soldiers brought perfumes back to the states from Paris, and greatly increased the perfume market. The perfume industry expanded rapidly, and many new perfume companies emerged. Many fashion designers entered the perfume industry. Most of these designers knew very little about…

Posted on September 22, 2019

Perfume bottles in ancient times

 Perfumes have been a very important part of culture since ancient times. Not only were the perfumes valuable, but so were the containers that held them. The oldest known perfume bottles came from the Ancient Egyptians. They used containers made of stone and alabaster which kept the perfume cool, and did not leak the precious…

Posted on September 21, 2019

1940’s perfume bottles

World War II caused a decrease in new perfume creations, as well as a decline in the quality of perfume presentations. After the war, the perfume industry was re-established, and many new perfumers emerged. Christian Dior and Nina Ricci both released works of art. “Miss Dior” by Christian Dior was presented in an elegant clear…