Hello Fellow Fumies,
At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.
The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.
Saturday Question: What Is Your Favourite Perfume Bottle?
Over 100 responses I will draw a Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
Niche Sample Pack
- 19-69: Kasbah
- INeKE: Chemical Bonding
- Aedes de Venustas: Pallida d’Or
- Byredo: Accord Oud
- Les Voiles Depliees: Tuberosa
Last Weeks Winner: Brigitte
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
So many fabulous bottles over the history of perfume. From Guerlain alone we have Chamade, Samsara and Shalimar parfums. The original Poison apple that found itself reimagined by Nina Ricci, DKNY and Lolita Lempicka. Antonio Gardoni’s Aeon 001 bottle and then very quickly Cartier’s L’Envol interpretation of same. Maybe the Aedes de Venustus or Ramon Monegal bottles speak to you. Do you like it simpler like Hermès and CHANEL are doing or is the crazy flamboyance of the Niki de Saint Phalle parfum snakes bottle a winner? Neela Vermeire Creations bottles are lovely, as are the old style Annick Goutals. Could we even have a conversation about bottles without mentioning Map Of The Heart? Did anyone love Salvador Dali’s lips? Did I mention Avon? From the beginning of perfumed time to now, what bottle has moved you most?
You’re all going to be sadly let down I’m sure but my favourite bottles of all time is actually a canister. It is the CHANEL bakelite lipstick case. Nothing comes close to its elegant simplicity. Those clean lines that scream money and have never gone in or out of fashion, transcendent. Sleek and modern design that is so practical and functional but feels utterly luxurious.
My particular favourite is the Coco 7ml cigarette lighter in black & gold but it’s followed closely by the No 19 in silver & gold. They are sheer perfection for me and they fit perfect in my hand. So good that I want to reach for them regularly.