When it comes to fragrances, the scent is obviously the most important element. If it has an awful smell or doesn’t last, you don’t really care about much else. However, if you’ve found a few fragrances that you like, the packaging can help separate the ones that you love from the ones you adore so much you’d never hide them in your bathroom cupboard. An amazing scent and a well-designed bottle are the perfect package.
Marc Jacobs‘ latest perfume, Decadence, is a woodsy scent that comes in a bottle that’s in the shape of a handbag. Yes, really. The cap of the bottle is the top of the bag, and it has a dark-green python effect. It attaches to the base with magnets, and you can carry around the entire bottle thanks to the chain strap. Because no detail was overlooked, it was even a tassel. Would you ever want to put a bottle like that away with your cotton balls and extra face soaps in the back of the musty cupboard? No way.
Take a look at 11 other stunning bottles that deserve pride of place on your vanity:
1. Angel Eau De Parfum, Thierry Mugler
Thierry Mugler‘s Angel comes in a few different bottles, but the shooting star one is the most innovative and the prettiest. Obviously, the designer knew you would never want to throw it away because it is refillable. You’ll be topping up this oriental gourmands scent on a regular basis.
2. Classique Eau De Parfum, Jean Paul Gaultier
Jean Paul Gaultier‘s fragrances are modeled after his famous corsets. There are a few different scents to choose from, but you can’t go wrong with this one. The scent has notes of rose essence, vanilla orchid, and bourbon vanilla, and it’s housed in a feminine bottle with a lace and fishnet effect.
3. Relax Eau De Parfum, Lollia
A fragrance with a bottle in a unique shape will always attract your eye, but sometimes a simple bottle with a beautiful design can be just as captivating. This floral and vanilla fragrance has a delicate bottle to match—it’s decorated with drawings of pink and white flowers.
4. Dolce Eau De Parfum, Dolce & Gabbana
When you look at this bottle, you will feel a little less stressed, thanks to the subdued colors and elegant design. The delicate floral fragrance is reflected in the vintage-inspired bottle. The floral topper nods to Sicilian customs, while the black grosgrain ribbon bow hints at Dolce & Gabbana‘s early shows.
5. La Nuit De Boheme Eau De Toilette, Anna Sui
Anna Sui is another designer who shows just how creative you can be with fragrance bottles. The fruity fragrance is described as “conveying a power that nothing else has.” You could also say the same thing about the whimsical bottle.
6. Honey Eau De Parfum, Marc Jacobs
Marc Jacobs are known for their fantastical perfume bottles. Every one of their scents could be featured on this list. You probably already have Daisy, so try the Honey Eau De Parfum. It’s a vibrant floral scent and comes in a whimsical body that looks fantastic from all sides.
7. Rosabotanica Eau De Parfum, Balenciaga
When you think about designer perfumes, Balenciaga may not be the first brand that comes to mind, but you shouldn’t forget about it. This mixed pattern bottle is something that will definitely stand out in your memory—and on your bathroom counter. The scent has notes of white wood and citrus, and the unexpected juxtaposition is reflected in the packaging.
8. KenzoAmour Eau De Parfum, Kenzo
If you love minimalism and clean lines, you’ll appreciate Kenzo’s simple bottle. You could put the bottle down in any room, and you could pass it off as a modern art sculpture. It has an interesting story, as any art piece. The woodsy floral fragrance is meant to evoke the journey of a couple traveling through Asia.
9. Good Girl Gone Bad Eau De Parfum, Kilian
Those with a fear of snakes may not be too keen on this bottle, but everyone else will love it. The snake is 18-karat gold-plated with Swarovski crystal-embellished eyes. When you finish the 7.5ml bottle of perfume, you can take the snake off and dress up something else with it.
10. La Petite Robe Noire Eau De Parfum, Guerlain
The shape of this perfume bottle is stunning on its own, but when you add in the gradient color palette and black dress illustration, it gets even better. The actual scent is just as nice, thanks to notes of back cherries, roses, licorice, and black tea.
11. Passion De L’Amour Fragrance, House Of Sillage
This perfume is a showstopper and comes with a price tag to match. The sweet oud fragrance has a gradient bottle decorated with crystals. If you think $360 is expensive for perfume, there are $1,210 bottles in the line.