Posts Tagged ‘perfume bottles’

Since not everyone can go out, let’s use the Beach Boys’ “In My Room” as inspiration for today’s walk. Afterwards I’ll make some tea and we can sit on the patio, although it might be quite warm.

Let’s walk into the bedroom, take a closer look, and hear some stories. Stories are especially good these days, don’t you think?


Perfume, from the Latin per fumum, meaning “through smoke”, has been scenting women (and men) since the days of ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt.  Used not only to attract and seduce, perfume has also been used for the more prosaic purpose of attempting to mask body odor.

Once perfume was made, it had to be stored.  Here was opportunity for beauty of a visual sort.  Perfume bottles have adorned bedrooms and bathrooms as long as perfume has existed.  Unfortunately, heat, light and oxygen are enemies of scent, so keeping perfume in a gorgeous bottle on your dresser is counterproductive.  My husband bought me Chanel No. 5 for Christmas this year, but its home is in the darkness of my armoire while my beautiful perfume bottles catch the light sans scent.

“Perfume is like cocktails without the hangover, like chocolate without the calories, like an affair without tears, like a vacation from which you never have to come back.”
~Marian Bendeth
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A woman’s perfume tells more about her than her handwriting. ”
~Christian Dior
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“A woman who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.”
~Coco Chanel
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All photos edited with Picasa 3.
#2-soft focus, museum matte, fill & highlight,
#3-drop shadow

Other choices for this week’s challenge can be found here.

To love beauty is to see light.
–Victor Hugo (more…)