Vintage Perfume Bottles

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Perfume bottles were given a lot of significance around 1000 B.C.

Before perfumes were introduced, people in the Asian countries used sandal and other

natural scents such as camphor, musk, and other floral and plant aromas. They neither

had any particular packaging nor they were expensive. The first modern perfume, made of

scented oils blended in an alcohol solution, on the command of Queen Elizabeth of

Hungary was made in 1370 and was known throughout Europe as Hungary Water.

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“A perfume is a work of art, and the object that contains it must be a masterpiece,”

Robert Ricci. Perfume must have a vessel to house it and since then perfume bottles

have been considered an art form. The container that held the perfume was considered

as valuable as the perfume itself. Through the ages, perfume containers and vessels

have come in a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes and differ from culture to culture.

Early Europeans used a wide range of perfume bottles made of porcelain, gold, silver,

shells, semi-precious stones, and glass. Some were sold in beautiful bottles that were

specially designed by artists while some were sold in plain bottles and then changed to

carved dispensers at home.

 

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Over time, specialists were appointed to work on fragrances that would suit the

different body odours. Ancient perfumes had less chemical base in them and were

mostly natural. Perfumes then were a sign of royalty and were only worn by wealthy

people. Perfumes now, are found in every house and are easily made available to every

person. Though there are a lot of perfumes available now, the vintage fragrances that

were available then are still iconic and stand out in the crowd.

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Now, since fragrances have become a part of our life, did you check out these cool

vintage perfumes?

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