Before I say anything, I have to confess that I dont really wear perfume. It’s not that I mind it on other people, I kinda like it, its just that whenever I ever wear perfume and then wear some article of clothing, I hate that when I try to wear it again it already smells. Maybe I have a very strong scent memory, but the whole thing just doesnt appeal to me. I can pick up a scarf and think – Ugh, college. Or – Ew, thats from when I was early pregnant…
Despite the fact that picking a scent is very personal – almost every bottle of perfume I own has been a gift. I get it- its a pretty good gift. It smells good, its pretty, and it usually bears the name of a high end designer whose products would otherwise be WAY out of the price range for a gift.
What I do love about perfume bottles is the look. Who doesnt have a little collection of these on a vanity somewhere? I do. And of course, like with most things I already own and have no need to replace (re: kitchenware, dinnerware) I would love to chuck all the ugly fancy bottles I already own and start collecting simple, chic ones like these.
I’m not really very femmy, and all of these bottles (with the exception of the Marc Jacobs – that one I just included because I thought it was really whimsical and cute) tend toward the elegant, vintage inspired and masculine…
2. Balenciaga Black Caviar Scrub
10. David Yurman $75
11. Yves Saint Laurent Parisienne $85
13. Marc Jacobs Lola
If you do need a last minute gift for someone, a pretty perfume bottle is always welcome, even if the perfume inside isnt!
How do you feel about perfume? Love it, hate it? Collect it? Do you have a scent that you wont ever deviate from? What is it?