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How to Judge the Value of a Perfume Bottle?

Aug. 22, 2022

There is no doubt that perfume bottles are generally made of glass. Industry insiders say that a perfume bottle can carry the popular and classic mood of a whole century of perfume. The classic bottle, bottle shape, and color factor in the history of perfumery have brought many mixed emotions to the user. The innovation of the perfume bottle has undoubtedly become one of the keys to capturing the hearts and minds of perfume.


Generally speaking, perfume was once seen as a noble luxury. Today, perfume is becoming more and more popular in people's lives, becoming one of their daily necessities. It has gradually gone from being the preserve of women to a product that men like to further beautify themselves with, and there are even perfumes on the market specifically designed for babies. As people's standard of living and tastes improve, the demand for perfume grows.

Crystal Perfume Bottles

Crystal Perfume Bottles


Major businesses have also made efforts to add more different brands and products and the perfume market is growing rapidly. Fragrances now account for more than 20% of the total sales of the cosmetics market. As far as its future development is concerned, the perfume market has a bright future. Therefore, manufacturers need to quickly catch up with the ever-changing market environment and launch more creative products. Many brands are not only innovative in their products, but also in their products with a wide range of innovative perfume bottles.


How to judge the value of a perfume bottle?

Perfume bottles have gradually become a treasured item for collectors in recent years. It can be described as nostalgia for people. Each bottle of perfume has its own story. When these memory-filled perfume bottles come into people's hands, they are given a second life. The collector's value of a perfume bottle can be judged in six ways.


1. Place of origin.

Perfume bottles of different origins record different folklore. By admiring perfume bottles from different origins, one can get a sense of the different cultures. The oldest perfume in the world, found in Cyprus, was simply contained in a small, unassuming earthenware bottle. The bottles of the exotic Madame Butterfly collection are even more beautiful, with a vague hint of the mystery of the ancient Orient.

Luxury Perfume Bottles

 Luxury Perfume Bottles


2. Age.

Generally speaking, the earlier a perfume bottle is produced, the more valuable it is for collecting and appreciation, as with all collectibles. For example, the Lelic-style glass perfume bottle (1st century BC) was quite extravagant at the time, as was the liquid in the bottle. Another example is a blown amethyst bottle (50 to 150 AD), and a blown glass jar shaped in the 1st century. From them, we can experience a truly lasting fragrance.


3. Materials.

Modern perfume bottle manufacturing developed with the development of glass and crystal manufacturing. As a result, glass and crystal are the main raw materials for the modern perfume bottle design. In addition, porcelain and enamel are also often used as raw materials for perfume bottles. When collecting, you can focus on a certain material of perfume bottles according to your preferences. In general, when admiring perfume bottles made of different materials, those made of glass and crystal give a light, elegant feel, while those made of porcelain give a solid, dignified feel. Of course, the overall effect is also related to the shape, color, and decoration.

Crystal Perfume Bottle

Crystal Perfume Bottle

4. Colours.

Perfume bottles come in an extremely wide range of colors. General glass and crystal and other transparent perfume bottles are mostly light colors, such as light lemon yellow, light orange, light green, light blue, etc.


5. Decoration.

Exquisite and elegant perfume bottles play a decisive role in attracting the visual attention of women. The carved surface, beautiful floral caps, some also decorated with hand-bound bows, so that the visual art of perfume bottles and the olfactory art of perfume has the same appreciation value.


6. Shapes.

Today perfume bottles come in a considerable variety of shapes. In addition to shapes that can be described as square, round, heart-shaped, crescent-shaped, conical, inverted trapezoid, etc., there are many odd shapes that cannot be described in words.