Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Beautiful Vessels

I maintain that only the juice matters, but when a beautiful perfume is paired with a gorgeous vessel, well, that's killer. My taste leans toward the simple, understated and classic bottles, with a few exceptions of course. Here's a tribute to some of the loveliest perfume bottles I've ever seen:

Let's go straight to the museum worthy ~ Serge Lutens Mandarine Mandarin bell jar (photo courtesy of PerfumeShrine blog). Is this not the most gorgeous thing you've ever seen?

Guerlain L'Heure Bleue ~ simple with a flourish

Bond No. 9 outfits their perfumes in drool-worthy flacons. There are so many amazing Bond bottles. I prefer transparent glass where I can see the color of the perfume, though. There's no doubt that Chinatown and Lexington Avenue are collectibles whether you like
the perfumes or not!

Frederic Malle's bottles are substantial, effortless luxury

Jo Malone...so simple, sophisticated, makes me want rows of them...

Teo Cabanel quietly saunters into the room. All heads turn. The others guests feel overdressed compared to her effortless sophistication.

CB I Hate Perfume ~ there's something about these tall, straightforward no-nonsense bottles. They're ordinary yet different.

Sage Machado's Onyx Vanity Bottle.
Elegant, artsy little treasure. I can barely bring myself to use the fragrance oil
for fear of emptying the bottle. To use an "oh-so-ten-years-ago" word: it's eye candy

Tocca might be my favorite of all (assuming I'll never have the Serge Lutens Mandarin bell jar). Tocca's bottles are drop-dead gorgeous. They seem exquisite yet whimsical and charming.


Rocketqueen said...

Omg omg omg! That bell jar with the dragon is the most gorgeous one I've ever seen! I adore traditional japanes motifs (hence, my sleeve) and it's simply a masterpiece, that one. Wow!

And I saw you added me to the fave list! Yaay! Thanks!

Abigail said...

Hello Rocketqueen :-D
So nice to see you 'round these parts again... I hope you've had a lovely and memorable few weeks...
Regarding the Serge Lutens Mandarin bell jar - tell me about it - have you ever seen anything so gorgeous?! I have a fascination with most things Asian, too. xoxo A