Have you ever purchased a perfume just for its packaging?
I hate to admit this, but I have. These days I rarely buy full-size bottles. But, there was a time I’d buy a bottle of perfume just because I liked the bottle. Those days are long gone but here’s what I remember buying just for the bottle:
Van Cleef & Arpels Féerie – I don’t even like faeries but for some reason I wanted this bottle…also the fact that it lists violets as a note, I just had to have it. It was a blind-buy and it was well worth it. It smells as twee as it looks and I love it for that. Review here.
Jean Paul Gaultier Classique – Back in the day I bought this for the vintage inspired packaging. Luckily, I loved the vintage-inspired fragrance. I drained the bottle…burning myself out on the scent. After years of blogging, their PR sent me a limited edition bottle (review here). Their limited edition bottles are still some of my favorites.
Jean Paul Gaultier Fragile – I no longer have this because I used it all, but I bought it for the packaging and have no regrets. I loved this HUGE tuberose. I included it in my “Saddest Perfume Names” post.
Mugler Womanity – When I saw the promos for this one, I was going to buy a bottle unsniffed. Before I could, their PR sent me a bottle. This Metropolis meets H.R. Giger bottle is still one of my favorites. Review here.
Other temptations that I didn’t buy but was tempted by because of the packaging: Cartier Panthère (Cartier always has good packaging), all the Salvador Dalis (tacky yet tacky “art”), Moschino Fresh (pop art fabulous) and Moschino Toy (teddy bear bottle).
Fess up. This is a judge-free zone. 😉
*Erin O’Connor in JPG ad circa early 00’s from Fragrantica. Sephora contains an affiliate link.