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.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Secret Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
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Saturday Question: What Is Your Favourite Perfume Packaging?
Packaging! Often the most expensive part of the perfumes we buy. They can be simple and lean like Etat Libre d’Orange, safety for travel conscious like Juliette Has A Gun, functionally glam like CHANEL exclusives or go all the way up to the fabulous Amouage Gift Set Boxes. This includes their choice of bottles as well, mind you. The WHOLE package, what is your favourite, or favourites and why?
I have a couple of answers.
Ormonde Jayne packaging is minimal but with that fabulous orange, strong fabric covered card. The beautifully simple but luxuriously hefty bottle and that heavy duty, sticks well enough to lift with lid. I am a fan. It’s easy to transport, doesn’t use extraordinary amounts of non recyclable padding and looks magnificent.
Maria Candida Gentile packaging is also a hefty card, this time covered with embossed paper. Strong enough to withstand travel, doesn’t take up enormous amounts of room, and feels expensive in my hand. I love the bottle. Its thick, bevelled edged squareness beautifully offsets the simple metal cap. It looks old but modern, simple but by design.