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    A good bottle design can enhance the pleasure of applying it & look good if it's on display. Guerlain & Chanel tend to have good designs.

    A bad bottle design can make me avoid trying a fragrance - J'accuse 1 Million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Not important at all.
    Boom.

    Nice bottles look just that: nice. But that's a mere accessory. The juice is the most important component. The opinion(s) of others could greatly be affected by whether they have their fragrances out for display or not, too. I keep mine stored in a couple of dark dresser drawers.

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    Opening up the perfume cabinet and taking in the overall scent and look of the cupboard is part of the anticipation of wearing perfume, so it would be disingenuous to say that it doesn't matter at all, but individual bottle look is definitely a minority issue as long as the bottle works well.

    It seems almost a shame to keep some of them in their boxes though. B by Boucheron is a really pretty and interesting bottle but it spends all bar a few minutes on the days that it's going to be worn (that's probably 15 minutes a year then) out on view.
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    I like a well designed bottle that will stand up and with a working sprayer. I dislike bottles that don't fit in the hand or are excessively expensive. These are going in a cupboard. I'm not concerned with a fancy look, no one will really see it anyway.
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    Not much but anything too over the top puts me off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Maillard View Post
    Not important at all. I wish all perfumers used the same kind of bottles (my favourite format is rectangular, tall and narrow - pretty much like Lutens bottles).
    I too wish perfumers just used the same bottles. The frivolity and decadence of some of these bottles is so risible and more importantly wasteful in my opinion. I would also prefer a very simple, small universal label system, something like Byredo does (but not their bottle)

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    A nice bottle is a plus, but it doesn't really matter when it comes down to it. A fugly bottle won't make me like the fragrance any less, but a nice bottle might just make me like one a little more.

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    I like a simple elegant bottle. It makes me think that the company may be putting the value on the contents instead of bottle cost.

    I almost think that at a certain price point bottle design is strictly for sales.

    I think some bottles look silly, Gaultier, some Jacobs bottles for ladies, Bond, and 1 million is a big seller but kinda silly.

    I'd rather have quality juice in a simpler bottle, than poor quality in a bottle that looks like Carmen Miranda's hat

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    I'm more likely to try a fragrance that has a bottle I like. And if I'm doubting whether or not to buy a fragrance that I've tested, a nice or ugly bottle might sway me this or that way.

    Recently, I was looking for a fresh, pleasant, unchallenging aquatic. L'Eau par Kenzo pour Homme fit the bill nicely, and also happens to have a really nice bottle, so I bought it. If it was still sold in its original, butt-ugly bottle, I might have ended up buying something else.

    I would never buy a fragrance for the bottle alone, though. I love the bottles of Burberry Brit and Kenzo Flower, but I can't stand the fragrances. I also love the bottle of Spicebomb, but still very much doubting about the fragrance itself; I have to try it again, but I think it's too sweet for me.

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    When I ultimately buy a bottle from MDCI, I will go for the bust cap, spending the extra money for it because it all makes for a very beautiful bottle.

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    Does this answer your question?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
    When I ultimately buy a bottle from MDCI, I will go for the bust cap, spending the extra money for it because it all makes for a very beautiful bottle.
    It does make a beautiful bottle but it has to be stored in the dark, so there's that...

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    For me, I go for the frag first, but that said, I do like the look of some bottles.
    The only thing that would put me off any frag is if the bottle is ridiculous.

    By that I mean, the stupidly tall thin things, that can easily fall over, or the stupidly shaped ones, which aren't pleasant to hold, or have a ridiculous lid that needs a physics degree to hold and remove.

    I guess that's why I like Creeds bottles they're sensible, and unassuming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    It does make a beautiful bottle but it has to be stored in the dark, so there's that...
    Oh no, I have my bottles out to be seen. Not in direct sunlight, but there to be appreciated. I'm sure you said that "tongue in cheek".

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    Bottle design is pretty irrelevant to me. I have half a dozen in plain atomizers from decants, transfers from splashes, and busted atomizers on the originals. Easy identification is the only thing I care about in the actual look of a bottle. A proper seal and good atomizer are basic requirements that have nothing to do with the shape, color, or weight of the bottle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HORNS View Post
    Oh no, I have my bottles out to be seen. Not in direct sunlight, but there to be appreciated. I'm sure you said that "tongue in cheek".
    Actually, I have a cupboard for mine and those that don't fit are kept in drawers. I'm pretty concerned about the effect of light on fumes. I have a few on the bathroom counter that are opaque glass or in cans so light can't affect them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Actually, I have a cupboard for mine and those that don't fit are kept in drawers. I'm pretty concerned about the effect of light on fumes. I have a few on the bathroom counter that are opaque glass or in cans so light can't affect them.
    Geek.

    It's funny because I am like this with my wines - storing them in cellar-like conditions in a garage that is set halfway into the earth - but it's all about the balancing of priorities to me to where I am not careless with my fragrances but like to be able to look up and easily see them.

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    Without a doubt, I'm a terrible geek about keeping my vintage scents safe, especially.

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    Mine are all in a dark cupboard and not on display. I like the bottle and packaging design as a completely separate issue. Neither aspects affect my purchase unless the bottle is truly foul. The most recent put off from an FB was Tralala. I may find a decant one day. I was hot to trot on that one but the bottle genuinely put me right off. There are too many other nice ones.

    Saying that, I do prefer the practical and smart types that don't dribble.
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    Doesn't matter to me what the bottle looks like. It's all about the juice. I do understand some people's attraction to bottle design though. To each his own, I guess.

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    in my opinion about that, it's very important. Because the bottle design is the main factor for attracts children and others. I also like colourful bottles.

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    If One Direction perfume can totally outsell Chanel 5, then it says something about the design & packaging....
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    While the liquid inside is most important, there's just something about an attractive bottle that can be uplifting. If the bottle has a striking design and is well made, it accentuates the good feeling about the fragrance.

    I really like Byredo bottles. They are minimalist and simplistic in design, but the sprayers work great and the rounded black magnetic cap not only looks great but works very well. Amouage flacons are nicely done with their majestic looking caps.

    Then there's Acqua di Parma. Their bottles are a timeless design. And every once in a while they come out with a limited edition bottle that takes the look to a new level. At one point they made a special wenge wood cap for the Intensa limited edition. Really handsome. And because Acqua di Parma is consistent with their bottle designs, you can reuse the caps with newer bottles (providing the liquid size matches).





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    That Acqua Di Parma bottle is beautiful! I love wooden caps.

    Personally I feel that something is missing when I buy a decant. The experience of handling and appreciating the bottle is something I really cherish . Especially when the design aesthetic matches the imaginary place that the fragrance takes me. Encre Noir does this well, as does Idole De Lubin EDT and Terre D'hermes.

    That being said a fragrance with a badly designed bottle normally has a minimal effect on my appreciation of it. But it does bother me on some underlying, subterranean level haha. The scentstory 24 fragrances are definitely shoved to the back of my wardrobe, as well as my demeters (even though their utilitarianism is commendable).

    I have not tried any MDCI fragrances, but I can't help but be turned off from the busts. They remind me of my grandmothers house. Just a big souvenir knick knack bust paperweight from her last trip to Italy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theholyfilament View Post
    That Acqua Di Parma bottle is beautiful! I love wooden caps.

    Personally I feel that something is missing when I buy a decant. The experience of handling and appreciating the bottle is something I really cherish . Especially when the design aesthetic matches the imaginary place that the fragrance takes me. Encre Noir does this well, as does Idole De Lubin EDT and Terre D'hermes.

    That being said a fragrance with a badly designed bottle normally has a minimal effect on my appreciation of it. But it does bother me on some underlying, subterranean level haha. The scentstory 24 fragrances are definitely shoved to the back of my wardrobe, as well as my demeters (even though their utilitarianism is commendable).

    I have not tried any MDCI fragrances, but I can't help but be turned off from the busts. They remind me of my grandmothers house. Just a big souvenir knick knack bust paperweight from her last trip to Italy.

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    It would be an added bonus if the bottle looked nice as aesthetics can come into play; visual pleasure? 10 percent important?P.S. I agree with what was said above by a fellow BNer in that it might matter on a subconscious level. However, wouldn't know as it's exactly that, subconscious. Some bottles have made me want to test them, but it came down to the juice as we are not wearing the bottles. Good thread question, mate. So I'm assuming most of the peeps throw their bottles away once they are used? That's a different thread entirely.
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    Order of importance:

    1. Liquid
    2. Sprayer
    3. Appearance of Glass (Decant vials are adorable!)

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    I find it has some importance, but frankly mostly on the negative side. I find some perfume bottles so embarassingly tasteless i avoid testing or even buying them.

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    Default Re: how important is bottle design for you

    I wear the fragrance, not the bottle.

    Also, as a noob, my fledgling wardrobe tends to consist much more of samples and small decants than full bottles anyway. Since I shower at the gym before work and have not yet figured out how to decant, my full bottles don't get used much anyway.

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