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    Default Bottle sells more than the scent

    Like a beautifull red Ferrari that can only go up to 50 Miles/hour tops.

    Are fragrance bottles selling more than the actual product the scent.

    I must say Le Male bottle as well as Angel for men are one exemple of what we are paying for bying the bottle more than the scent.

    Seems that the scent is becoming secondary.

    Saying that I do think that the Jean Paul Gaultier bottle FRAGILE is just FABULOUS.....but the scent nothing revolutionary it could be J'adore by Dior etc....

    Also the price of those bottle LOOKS and certainly is pricy and is this what the consumer is paying the bottle ???

    Well next time lets tell the designers to put at least a chain arround it so we can all wear it arround our necks and show the pricy object of desire the scent well it is all flowery this season for Ł 50.00.

    Then you have the perfumers one bottle one size one top they do look borring compared with the designed competition BUT it is whenyou open the bottle and spray that all shapes and colors do appear and become magic, the bottle well it will stay on my cabinet at home.

    And you what do you think ???


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    I completely agree. I read an article a couple of weeks ago in the New York Times, saying that it costs upwards of $500,000 or more to design a perfume bottle. There are so many bottles I like but would never want to actually buy because the scent just plain is boring.
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    I like a nice-looking bottle. It sure can attract me to try the fragrance. However, the scent itself is what makes me pick up the bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duxie
    I like a nice-looking bottle. It sure can attract me to try the fragrance. However, the scent itself is what makes me pick up the bottle.

    You must be one of those carefull one then good for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurent
    [quote author=duxie link=1126560539/0#2 date=1126562683]I like a nice-looking bottle. It sure can attract me to try the fragrance. However, the scent itself is what makes me pick up the bottle.

    You must be one of those * * carefull one then * good for you

    laurent[/quote]

    I'm not so sure I'd be very careful if I had more money to spend on what I love the most! hehe [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]

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    A nice looking bottle a bonus. There is a reason Shalimar was in Bacarrat glass. Hell, even though I rather dislike Shalimar, I'd love to give my fiancee Shalimar in a Bacarrat glass container.

    My modern favorite container is the M7 bottle. Not the most practical, IMHO, but at least it feels substantial, and looks like a work of art.

    Can't go for the tacky Le Male bottle though. Even if I liked the scent, jeesh. [smiley=embarassed.gif]
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    Quote Originally Posted by duxie
    [quote author=laurent link=1126560539/0#3 date=1126563022][quote author=duxie link=1126560539/0#2 date=1126562683]I like a nice-looking bottle. It sure can attract me to try the fragrance. However, the scent itself is what makes me pick up the bottle.

    You must be one of those * * carefull one then * good for you

    laurent[/quote]

    I'm not so sure I'd be very careful if I had more money to spend on what I love the most! hehe [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif][/quote]


    Meaning ??? dont know if I should ask ???
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    Default Re: Bottle sells more than the scent

    Quote Originally Posted by laurent
    [quote author=duxie link=1126560539/0#4 date=1126563255][quote author=laurent link=1126560539/0#3 date=1126563022][quote author=duxie link=1126560539/0#2 date=1126562683]I like a nice-looking bottle. It sure can attract me to try the fragrance. However, the scent itself is what makes me pick up the bottle.

    You must be one of those * * carefull one then * good for you

    laurent[/quote]

    I'm not so sure I'd be very careful if I had more money to spend on what I love the most! hehe [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif][/quote]


    Meaning ??? * dont know if I should ask *???[/quote]

    It just means that I would like to be able to spend more money on perfume than I actually can. With no steady job, I just can't afford it. [smiley=cry.gif]

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    Sometimes, I'm disappointed in the bottle. I feel a good bottle adds to the enjoyment of purchashing a fragrance.

    I love the post-2000 Guerlain Vetiver bottle and find the old style boring. I can definitely do without the Habit Rouge bottle although I love the fragrance. I think a better bottle would definitely add to the appeal.

    Boucheron Pour Homme's bottle to me fits the fragrance so well. As does the Salvatore Ferragamo Subtil Pour Homme bottle. Both say that what's inside is a classy gentleman's fragrance.

    To me an example of a great looking bottle with a good but not great fragrance is Cartier's Pasha. It's what finally made me decide to buy it, but when wearing it, I sometimes ask why.

    L'Instant De Guerlain Pour Homme's bottle and Bulgari Pour Homme's bottle are realy nice ways to market a fragrance - not really fancy but very appealing designs that both housie marvellous fragrances. *

    Out of all of mine, Pi takes the honors as the best bottle. Followed by Roma Uomo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duxie
    I like a nice-looking bottle. It sure can attract me to try the fragrance. However, the scent itself is what makes me pick up the bottle.
    Ditto. The juice matters most, but I appreciate a good design.

    Here are some of my favorites:

    ~ L'Anarchiste - copper is aesthetically the most pleasing metallic to me...simple typeface...gradual patina (very slow) of the bottle...

    ~ Musc Ravaguer - simple and minimalistic, yet modern

    ~ Kiehl's Musk and Cuiron - old school apothecary influenced bottles

    ~ Creed Millésime Impérial - that shiny gold is awesome...I'm still pissed I broke my bottle and lost more than half the juice...grrrrrrrr

    ~ Gucci pour Homme - heavy, simple, obviously inspired by a great highball glass that you'd sip bourbon from

    ~ Azzaro Visit - nice color for the juice and a nice change of pace on the trigger / sprayer mechanism

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    I always thought Calvin's Contradiction was the most fragrance unbottle ever made. The caps covered 90% of the bottle and was either cold chorome or gray steel. Only a small part of the fragrance was aloud to shine through.

    Maybe this why this was discontinued [smiley=undecided.gif]

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    I smell the juice first then decide to buy it, often without ever seeing the bottle. If it arrives in an attractive bottle, it's a plus.

    I think that Anick Goutal and Etro have the nicest looking bottles; MPG, the ugliest. But I *love* MPG frags...
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    I always had a fascination of the bottles that housed the juice. A beautiful bottle suggested it held something precious. I used to line my bottles up on my dresser until I discovered that the light really did damage to my scents so they stay in a drawer now, no matter how beautiful.

    Of the bottles I have, I think Joop Nightflight, Fendi Uomo, and Boss Soul is the most elegant I have.

    The most funkiest I have is Boss in Motion (ball) and Versace Jeans Couture (rhinestones, need I say more?).

    One that I don't have, but is beautiful is M7.

    I used to like the look of DKNY for Men...tall, thin, silver-gray frosted bottle, but it kept falling over, so I thought of it as an architectural disaster waiting to happen on my tiled floors.

    I won't even go into the women's frags because I think they're the most innovative and luxurious looking.
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    I think Pi is a really beautiful bottle, but I can't stand the juice.

    DK Men is gorgeous - like a Frank Gehry building. I've never smelled the juice though.

    the DKNY be Delicious container, as well as Boss In Motion, are hard to use. you often end up with fragrance all over your hands. The Alfred Sung Paradise bottle is like a puzzle to hold and spray at the same time. The pyramid shape irks me. I love Paradise, though. I detest Boss IN Motion and I could care less abotu DKNY Be Delicious.

    As far as women's fragrances go, the Shalimar bottle is beautiful. This is a great one to give as a gift. It's in an elegant bottle with nice packaging, there's no tacky marketing, the juice is great, and it's well priced.

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    I've always liked when they use heavy glass. Other that that, it's just a plus.
    Currently wearing: Messe de Minuit by Etro

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    I'm a huge fan of Romeo Gigli Homme and Romeo Gigli Sud Est bottles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren

    DK Men is gorgeous
    It's MY FAVORITE in my collection.. It's the best stuff.

    I shined it today with a soft cloth and water, actually

    .. I want it's counterpart, DK Unleaded, in the dark bottle style ..

    Some of my favorite bottles are Axis by Sense of Space Creations, because the beads inside are great, and the juice is really nice too.. sporty, peppery, fruit, light and refreshing.. good for post work-outs.

    .. Anothing favorite bottle of mine, is MI, of course.. looks regal. Then I also really dig the round gear shaped bottle of Quasar, with it's aqua blue juice inside.. it looks cool.

    I love displaying my bottles in my closet, on the upper shelf.. because it's dark and good temp. in there. I'm a sucker for nice looking bottles... can't help it! Guilty pleasure indeed.. I've purchased MOST of my frags blindly because of 1) bottle design & 2) reviews. :P Haven't been let down really at all, yet..

    Oh yeah, how could I forget the bottle for Le Roy Soleil by Salvador Dali, Yang by Jacques Fath is great style too!

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    Buy fragrances with gorgeous bottles for your eyes.
    Buy fragrances that smell good for your nose.

    Buy fragrances with gorgeous bottles and smell good..... [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]

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    If it were just for the bottles, I would have a nice an tidy bathroom shelf of maybe just Malle's and Lutens', sorted by colour or alphabet. I shall definitely never have Le Male. That one gives me the creeps any time I see it in the stores. To touch the bottle took extra resolve. I can live well without a barbie doll!

    I've seen that golden Creed bottle once and just hope, I will never really love the scent it belongs to, as I do not want to be reminded each day what a phony, luxurious ass I am. 'Period' bottles for old scents are generally alright. Some were a bit over the top and so are some new ones. Ideally, the bottle should symbolize any scent's character. For me this has been achieved perfectly with both 'Jardins' by Hermes. So far, I have considered buying them as gifts only. I do not need the cologne for myself. But they attract my eyes magically - like Venetian glass!




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    My absolute number one in terms of bottle design is The Different Company! When you buy a bottle, you have the option to buy a leather pouch which is absolutely gorgeous!

    I'll try to find a picture!

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    OK, you can find a picture here http://www.brownsfashion.com/dcrange1.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by laurent
    Well *next time lets tell the designers to put at least a chain arround it so we can all wear *it arround our necks and show the pricy object of desire
    Bijan put a cool metal thing around his With a Twist that I suppose can be detached and worn as bangles. And I only paid 18.00 euros for it [smiley=cool.gif]

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    The metal case for Boucheron Jaipur for men is a thing of beauty.

    I also think that the (quite similar) unfussy bottles for Aramis Tuscany and Dolce & Gabbana PH are classy in a more understated way.

    And I'm a sucker for the A*Men metal case with the blue star as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterbowles
    I'm a huge fan of Romeo Gigli Homme and Romeo Gigli Sud Est bottles.
    You're not alone dude, I have both fragrances, they bottles are gorgeous & the scents are out of this world.

    I like the look of Santa Maria Novella bottles, they look very refined...
    Let your nose be your pilot

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    I like Kouros' Bottle a lot! [smiley=cool.gif]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narcus
    If it were just for the bottles, I would have a nice an tidy bathroom shelf of maybe just Malle's and Lutens', sorted by colour or alphabet. I shall definitely never have Le Male. That one gives me the creeps any time I see it in the stores. To touch the bottle took extra resolve. I can live well without a barbie doll!

    I've seen that golden Creed bottle once and just hope, I will never really love the scent it belongs to, as I do not want to be reminded each day what a phony, luxurious ass I am. 'Period' bottles for old scents are generally alright. Some were a bit over the top and so are some new ones. Ideally, the bottle should symbolize any scent's character. For me this has been achieved perfectly with both 'Jardins' by Hermes. So far, I have considered buying them as gifts only. I do not need the cologne for myself. But they attract my eyes magically - like Venetian glass!
    Anything nice looking that one owns, then, is because he/she is a phony luxurious ass?

    I disagree. I like the MI bottle and it looks cool imo.




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    I think they put as much effort in designing the bottle as they did with the juice. I mean it is a source of pride,prestige,individuality. It represents the uniqueness of that brand,label or house. And lets be honest, visual aesthetic is what matters most in the cosmetic,perfume,and fashion industry.
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    "The distinctive bottles are made from 24% French lead crystal embellished with pink gold."

    One of if not the prettiest bottles but the juice is only "so-so" .

    That's Amouge's Dia for Men.


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    I love the DK bottles... Stumbled across Fuel and Unleaded yesterday, and wanted to buy them based on the bottle alone!

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    FOr about as long as this thread has been floating around Basenotes, I have been trying to convince myself that Polo Black isnt absolutely wretched, so I allow myself to buy that bottle. So far, no luck.

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