When the first perfume appeared, no one knows. Even in ancient times, people hid unpleasant odors with strong-smelling plants and flowers. Aromatic oils and balms were found in the tombs of the pharaohs, which were used for cosmetic and perfumery purposes.
The secrets of making perfumes have been passed down from generation to generation, and a small jar of perfume was worth a fortune. In the Middle Ages, liquid perfumes appeared using alcohol and essential oils. It is clear that the manufactured perfumes had to be stored in special vessels so that the expensive liquid would not deteriorate.
Fragrance glass jars
It was at this time (Middle Ages) that the first perfume bottles appeared, and in the 19th century a real boom began for beautiful vessels that contained a maddening potion. Glass became the main material for storing fragrances - it did not allow precious perfumes to evaporate.
When choosing a fragrance, it is extremely important to pay attention to its “clothing”, since perfume bottles reflect the essence of perfume. At the beginning of the 20th century, designer glass vessels appeared, which were realworks of art. Until now, they are hunted by collectors, and at special auctions they go for unrealistic money.
Thanks to modern technology, all containers are manufactured on an industrial scale, but some of them are handmade in very small quantities, which affects their price.
Speaking of original perfume bottles, one cannot ignore René Lalique, who founded a glassware company in Paris. He received orders from perfume factories and, based on his own design developments, created masterpieces of amazing beauty.
Rene has been called a real artist, wrapping sensual fragrances in an individual form. After a fruitful collaboration with the Coty brand, exclusive crystal bottles were born in which the former jeweler put his creative ideas into practice.
Continuation of traditions
To this day, the heirs of a large dynasty continue the work of the great master. Lalique de Lalique fragrances come in unique numbered flacons, the shape of which never repeats and speaks eloquently of the spirits imprisoned inside. Over all the splendor of this perfumery "conjure" about a dozen people. Maitre Lalique has always been sure that a luxurious perfume deserves no less precious frame.
Some glass factories produce crystal products for storing perfume liquid. For example, the famous French company St. Louiscreates incredibly beautiful transparent handmade vessels with ground-in lids. And for extra convenience, an elegant perfume bottle with atomizer, made with the latest technology in engraving and gold ornamentation, was introduced.
Your favorite fragrance is poured into a crystal bottle, and the atomizer dispenses perfume economically. Such a maximally sealed bottle will not allow leakage of valuable liquid.
Does color matter?
Perfume bottles are distinguished by a varied palette. But most often, fragrances for women are enclosed in light or multi-colored glass bottles of the most incredible shapes. For a long time it was believed that dark shades are more common for the design of men's perfumes, but recently perfume manufacturers are moving away from this statement.
Fragrance jewelry company Bvlgari dressed up its creation called Jasmin Noir in glossy black "clothes" diluted with gold.
And in 2008, the selective brand Creed released perfume in black bottles, bluntly calling them Love In Black. The perfumers of the brand admitted that they were inspired to create the precious essence by the dark-haired Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis.
"The glass prison that hides the fragrance," as Shakespeare poetically put it, is no less important than the perfume itself. And many buyers, when choosing a perfume, make their choice based on the appearance of the bottle, which holds the notes of a beautiful bouquet.