I've admitted it in the past, and I'll admit it again: I'm a sucker for packaging. From spaghetti sauces to panty hose boxes to cosmetics, I'm almost always going to go for the package that appeals best. Of course, sometimes the packaging will fool you. However, for the post part, a company that invests that much time in making its product look good has spent a good chunk of time perfecting the product itself.
Perfume makers know that packaging is a deal breaker for many women; that a pretty bottle is just as important as the way their fragrance smells. Personally, I prefer to set all my perfumes out on display. Mostly because I like how they all look together -- like a happy, content little family of woodsy musks, invigorating citrus and feminine florals -- but also so that I don't neglect any. The prettier the bottle (along with rave reviews), the more apt I am to buy and add to my collection.
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Van Cleef & Arpels Feerie Rose des Neiges Parfume
"The facets of the bottle endlessly reflect the soft light of the winter sunat once pure, vivid and mysterious. As sparkling as ever, Rose des Neiges is dressed in pearly white in tribute to the pretty white rose that bears its name."
Below are 9 more perfumes whose stunning bottles match the lovely fragrances inside.
Lolita Lempicka Si Lolita
"So feminine, so wonderful-so seductive. The clover-shaped bottle is outlined in gold with a chic scarf tied around its neck."
Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy Eau So Fresh
"The heavy-weight glass is elegant, with a taller silhouette and rounded edges that are feminine and sensuous. The cap is whimsical with a gold ball center topped with 6 daisies still soft to the touch in white, pink and yellow. It is an over-the-top interpretation of the Daisy classic bottle."
Betsey Johnson Too Too EDP
"The bottle design is based on a timeless ornament that Betsey Johnson discovered as a child. This unique silhouette represents her childhood dreams and fashion ambitions. Both the 1.7 oz and 3.4 oz eau de parfum spray bottles are showcased inside a see-through dome on a velvety platform, looking TooToo much like the Star of the Show!"
Katy Perry Purr Eau de Parfum Perfume Spray
"This women's eau de parfum perfume will leave you meowing with delight." The plum purple bottle features the sultry silhouette of a feline, complete with silver collar and tag.
Juicy Couture Couture Couture by Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum
"A delicious perfume in a sparkling flacon, all zipped up with Juicy 'J' and crown charms and a shining, golden cap. Inside, contrary pink grape accord makes mischief with orange flower, mandarin, blushed plum, honeysuckle and lazy, creamy sandalwood.
Kenzo Flower by Kenzo EDP Perfume Spray
"This women's Flower by Kenzo perfume offers a bridge back to nature. In an increasingly ordered industrialized world, this floral fragrance encourages you to wildly be your natural self. Be the rose in concrete with this sensual scent."
Nina Ricci-L'Air du Temps Eau de Toilette
"Undeniably attractive, it carries a sophisticated air as well as you do. One of France's most recognized fragrances, L' Air du Temps is a symphony of gardenia, rose, carnation, jasmine, musk, and sandalwood. A soaring scent of undeniable sophistication."
Christian Dior DIOR Miss Dior Cherie 3.4 oz. Eau de Parfum
"Ideal for girls on the run, this handy and refined spray that you can take everywhere with you for the finishing touch in every occasion. This modern object allows you to remain independent and nomad... but always very Miss Dior Chérie. A classic gourmand blend, confident, charming and filled with enchanting surprises: strawberry leaves, pink jasmine, caramelized popcorn, strawberry sorbet, patchouli and more."
Lancôme Trésor Midnight Rose Eau de Parfum
, 1.7 oz, $56
"The bottle is inspired by the romantic hour, just before midnight, when magic tints the sky a violet hue. An enchanted moment in time, whose every nuance is captured in the faceted bottle of Trésor Midnight Rose.This radiant jewel dressed in a delicate gradation of powdery pink to violet scintillates with multiple reflections. At its neck, a nighttime rose with satiny purple petals has just bloomed under the diamond-cut cap."
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