Fragrance bottles we adore

Friday, 2 May 2014

There are so many scents on the shelves, each one conjuring up a memory or two. There is also nothing better than buying or receiving a beautiful scent that is packaged in a beautiful container that can sit prettily on your dressing table. Whether it’s a leopard’s face or a simple crystal, we rounded up some of our favourite fragrance bottles that we think are really special.


Thierry Mugler Alien Extraordinaire EDT 60ml, R715 | Carolina Herrera CH Sublime EDP Spray 50ml, R1 030 | La Panthère de Cartier 75ml, R1 276 | Especially Escada EDP 30ml, R540 | Swarovski Miss Aura EDT, 50ml, R595 | Issey Miyake Pleats Please EDP 30ml, R615.00 | YSL Manifesto Elixir 50ml, R1 170 | Jean Paul Gaultier Classique EDT 50ml, R835

Do you buy a fragrance for the bottle or for the scent?

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Zoe has a bachelor’s degree in motion picture medium. She loves all things beauty and fashion. When she is not writing articles for the latest issue of Clicks Club Card magazine or, she is obsessed with gel nails, lengthening mascaras and healthy glowing skin!

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  1. Phiandre Burke

    I do believe a beautiful bottle and well marketed packaging aids a lot in the selling proses of fragrances, especially if the designs are vintage inspired… from the late 1800’s :-)

    2 years ago •

  1. Jo-ann Adams

    I attended the launch of La Panthere de Cartier fragrance at Sandton City last year. The dynamics of why and how the bottle has the shape of a Panther was very interesting! The cat look, the Perfumer, the package, the bottle, well what else can I say, the fragrance smells absolutely divine!

    2 years ago •

  1. Ashmitha Ramgathi

    Jean Paul Gaultier bottles are very cute but one of my all-time faves is J-Lo – Glow. The bottle with the little diamante necklace is so suave and classic

    2 years ago •

  1. ProMakeupMe

    I always feel too sad to throw my bottles away after the perfume is finished! They’re like little works of art!!

    3 years ago •

  1. Mark Parr

    Wow, the most attractive bottles,and the steep prices that go with them. I still rather stay with my brand and that is Estee Lauder White Linen. Lingers the whole day.

    4 years ago •

  1. Fuhri

    I absolutely love the look of a fragrance bottle. It is the first thing that attracts me.

    4 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Just bought Thierry Mugler’s Angel, I’m so in love with my smell right now, I have such a HUGE EGO cos I have smell to back it up

    4 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    I love all Thierry Mugler fragrance colour & bottles

    4 years ago •

  1. thokozilemohohole

    If the bottle is beautiful and attracting it’s worth trying the scent a bonus if the scent is amazing

    4 years ago •

  1. me

    YSL Manifesto Elixir, I like the ‘cut’ as well as the purple! And then the classic lady figure.

    4 years ago •

  1. Eden Stevens

    I use Swarovski Miss Aura every day. I love it so much. And the bottle is sooooooooooooo pretty!!!!

    4 years ago •

  1. Mpoyif

    The scent, of course is most important but as the others have alredy said, if the bottle is attractive, I’m more inclined to try it

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    I buy a fragrance for it’s scent, but if it’s in a beautiful bottle, I would probably reach for it more.
    It’s quite an indulgent purchase for me so if I spend that kind of money on designer fragrances, it better look the part, too.

    4 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    I love a pretty bottle.. A gorgeous scent deserves a beautiful bottle.

    4 years ago •

  1. RoseAngel

    For me the most timeless purfume is J’dore!
    The bottle is so simplisticly beautifull and feminine without being presumptuous or overdone which allows me to actually appreciate the scent that it holds

    4 years ago •

  1. Lebo

    If the bottle catches my eye, I try the scent.

    4 years ago •

  1. Kariwo

    i’m attracted by the bottle first, then I try the scent. Pretty perfume bottles are a great addition to any dressing table

    4 years ago •

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