Using the power of social media, we asked some regular folk to share stories about fragrances and fragrance bottles that have special meaning. Here is what had to say (and we’d love your input, too….):
“My mother wore Tigress! Fuzzy leopard top. My dad bought her six bottles every Christmas,” —LF
“Perfume thru the years—Love’s Baby Soft Sweet Honesty, Ciara, L’air Du Temps, Design by Paul Sebastian to Pleasures by Estee Lauder but my absolute favorite was Calvin Klein’s cK1. Loved the Design….”—DM
“When I was a child my mother had a beautiful black bottle of Liu by Guerlain that my father brought back from his service in WWll. I loved the scent! When I went to Europe after college I was able to by a bottle. The scent was the same but the bottle was not that thick, opaque glass with gold accents like the original. Now, sadly, the scent is unavailable, but the beautiful black bottle will always be on display in my home. It is a connection to my childhood and to my parents and their young lives. It is a tribute to my father’s service to his country.” —KB
“My mom and I loved Issey Miyake and we both always had it on our dressers. Even though I sold Ralph Lauren Fragrances for years this will always be my scent of choice!” —MG
“The bottle and the scent of YSL Paris is the most nostalgic for me, however. As a teenage fashionista and a lover of all things Paris, buying a bottle of YSL Paris from Preintemps in Paris when I was 16 was the highlight of my young life!! Every time I see a bottle I'm transported to a different time and place. And it makes me smile.”— GH
“Well over 50+ years [ago], my Dad gave me a bottle of Joy perfume created for designer Jean Patou. He told me it was the most expensive perfume in the world at that time. The bottle is not fancy, but it still sits on my dresser today with a small amount of perfume in it. The label is gone replaced by a comical sticker saying Perfume on it, done by one of my boys when they were just little guys. This bottle obviously has a lot of meaning to me, even after so many years.” —DS
Do you have your own favorites? Share them with us on social, too (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn).
Editor's Note: The August issue of Happi included a look at modern day fragrance packagaing. You can read that story here.