June 08, 2018
A perfume represents who wears it, the person leaves an indelible mark when it is used because it identifies it and makes it stand out.
Choosing a perfume is usually done by its smell but just as our body possesses the energy that moves us and inspires us, the bottle that contains the fragrance preserves all the aroma and reproduces its mettle in a bottle.That's why we show you the most iconic flasks of the history one that set the tone and left a mark.
CHANEL Nš 5
Almost a century of its creation on May 5, 1921 the fragrance thought by Coco Chanel is still in force and is a revolution in its time, has been chosen by the divas of all time, definitely an icon of the time.
Chanel later said, "It was what I was waiting for. A perfume like nothing else. A woman's perfume, with the scent of a woman."
Its minimalist packaging is exhibited at the MoMA since 1959. Andy Warhol turned it into a Pop Art design and when Marilyn Monroe was asked what to wear to sleep she replied "Chanel No. 5 because it is the truth. As you will understand, I will not say that I sleep naked!"
Sober, minimalist and timeless, this austere bottle was created in 1921 by Jean Helleu. Transparent glass with cut-out angles and a small rectangular shape in which only the name of the perfume was said, its simple elegance was undoubtedly the key to its success. In 1959 he entered the Metropolitan Museum of New York and in the 60s Andy Warhol used it as a protagonist in several of his works.
Some say that her inspiration is due to a whiskey pourer that Gabrielle had, others believe that she let herself be influenced by Charvet's jars. But the truth is that among the distinguished bottles of the 20s Chanel No. 5 was a success.
"Opium" by Yves Saint Laurent
The maison Yves Saint Laurent launched the perfume in 1977 and immediately a coalition of Americans with Chinese ancestry asked to change the name for consider it disrespectful with the Opium Wars waged in China.
The perfect wrap to house the magical aroma in which we find a mixture of notes of mandarin, cilantro and pepper.
At present, its design has been updated by Stefano Pilati and Fabien Baron to give it a more clean and up-to-date look, although the first bottle that was created for Opium, designed by Pierre Dinand was inspired by the inros, small wooden lacquered boxes that samurai hung from their belts and in which they loaded spices, salt, medicinal herbs and sometimes opium and yet the design continues to maintain the original lapland as a reference to the luxury so characteristic of Yves Saint Laurent.
"Shalimar" by Guerlain
Shalimar reconciles notes of cedar, bergamot, lemon, iris and vanilla with a result that in Guerlain's own words "implies letting your senses take over".Guerlain's Shalimar perfume is the result of a trip by the designer to the famous Sahlimar Gardens, from which the perfume takes its name.
Jacques Guerlain created in 1925 this fragrance, the first oriental in history and whose bottle is a small tribute to the famous Taj Mahal temple, one of the seven wonders of the world, which according to legend is inspired by a century love story XVII in India, in which Emperor Sha Jahan fell madly in love with Princess Mumtaz Mahai and was such a love that as a sign of respect and so that it will rest all his life, built the temple in his honor.
L'Air Du Temps by Nina Ricci
L'Air Du Temps is a floral essence in which the carnation and gardenia stand out on nuances of rose, sandalwood or jasmine.
"In the same way that a dress is made to capture the limelight, a perfume is made to seduce in a more subtle way," used to say Robert Ricci.
If we go down the ladder in the ascent to the provocation we reach the first and fruitful attempt of the Ricci family -house founded by Maria Ricci in 1932- to enter the L'Air Du Temps perfumes market.
Conceived by Robert Ricci and shaped by Marc Lalique (famous French glassmaker) the bottle of this perfume was created in 1948. The cap depicting two kissing pigeons is a tribute to love and was awarded Best Perfume Bottle of the 20th Century by the Grand Prix International du Flacon de Parfum.