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The “Must Read”: Glamour Icons

The “Must Read”: Glamour Icons

Glamour Icons: Perfume Bottle Design
Glamour Icons: Perfume Bottle Design

If you love fragrance bottle design as much as we do, you’ll want to search out this vintage book on the subject by renowned flacon designer Marc Rosen. He was one of the first designers to ever write a book on the subject explaining the intricate process of his profession. Not only does he conduct a thorough survey of the biggest names and most famous bottles throughout the history of perfume bottle design, he shares his rare insight and stories of them. Conceived and written by the seven-time FiFi Award winner (the Oscars of the perfumery world), Marc looks at perfume bottle design as an art form. You’ll instantly have a new appreciation for the bottles in your own personal collection.

renowned perfume bottle designer Marc Rosen
renowned perfume bottle designer Marc Rosen

Think of perfume bottles as “small pieces of glass architecture”, as he calls them. You’ll trace the creative process from sketches and models, to working with glass manufacturers and developing logos, colours, graphics and even counter displays. Classic Hollywood fans will be delighted to hear Rosen’s never published stories of his work with Elizabeth Taylor along with Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera and Joan Rivers. There’s even a conversation with former Vogue editor Hamish Bowles who is now at Architectural Digest magazine.

What makes this book unique is that it not only gives you a historical overview of perfume bottles and their place in history, it offers insider stories and views from someone who designs them. A ‘must read’ for any true fragrance enthusiast.

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  • Angela Citrigno
    March 30, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    I’ve always thought the fragrance was the star but here it’s the bottle. I’ve purchase some fragrance because of their bottle. This book would make a great coffee table book.

  • Linda L
    March 21, 2022 at 11:29 am

    I never take a perfume bottle for granted. So much time and effort given for its design. Sounds like an interesting book!

  • Cynthia Sacks
    March 2, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    Sounds like a lovely read! Perfume bottles can be so incredibly lovely and iconic! @cindy_sacks

  • Gabrielle
    March 1, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    What a great book this must be! I do love beautiful bottles.

  • September Dee
    March 1, 2022 at 11:07 am

    This sounds like a fascinating book.

  • Trisha Pedros
    March 1, 2022 at 9:28 am

    I love how much though and creativity goes into the presentation of scents. Thank you for sharing!

  • Anna Roszak Robinso
    March 1, 2022 at 7:22 am

    I love collecting unique, beautiful fragrance bottles.