The evolution of perfume bottles

Imaginary civilizations may be as old as human civilizations.Imagine a magnificent garden filled with fragrant flowers, from which the ancients gathered the fragrance to appease the gods. The charm of perfume comes not only from the smell,but also from the container in which it is carried. Since ancient times,perfumers have known that the most delightful scents are held in the most beautiful perfume bottles.


The Egyptians were the first to use perfume. They built perfume houses next to their temples, where vats of medicine and cinnamon were used to hide the smell of mummies. The origin of perfume bottles dates back to 1500 BC, when glass was a symbol of power and dignity.

Perfume bottles began to be used as personal belongings in Greek and Roman times. Perfume bottles that could be placed indoors appeared, many modeled after birds, humans and other animals. By 50 BC, glass blow molding had been greatly advanced in Syria. Clear glass perfume bottles decorated with stained glass became treasures of the Roman aristocracy, while metal and enamel vessels appeared in the perfume market.

Time to the 18th century, the Oriental fragrance installed in ceramic bottles became a trend, ceramic fragile and difficult to transport characteristics, making these perfumes precious.

In all materials, glass is the most suitable for holding perfume, he won't produce any chemical action with liquid and cause fragrance to change tone, its bottle cap is more dense, conducive to locking taste. Perfume and glass bottles became a fixture on women's dressers until the late 19th century. In the 20th century, perfume bottle design accelerated the frequency of fashion changes.

Perfume bottles that came out after the 21st century are so strange that it is hard to find commonalities. But one thing is indisputable: perfume is becoming a brand's cash cow, and more and more people want a piece of it.


Post time: Mar-09-2022