I just love the endless variety and real beauty of the bottles and their presentations, and especially the romantic mood portrayed in their ads.(A perfume presentation, defined clearly by Christie Mayer Lefkowith in her book, (1994), is an integrated multimedia artistic combination of name, bottle, label, box, and possibly added ornaments, designed for marketing a fragrance.) Tracking down and piecing together the history behind the fragrances and their bottles is fun, and it presents a challenge.I tend to collect a lot of those, because I can afford them, and to satisfy my interest in a wide variety of commercial fragrances, and their history.
To figure out the years for new bottle designs, for successful fragrances that continue to be marketed for years (like Evening in Paris by Bourjois, or Arpge by Lanvin), requires finding old advertisements for that fragrance.
Many fragrances have been so popular that they have sold for decades, in continually changing bottles, labels, and presentations.
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I really enjoy collecting commercial fragrance bottles.
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Today’s episode was very funny to write because I had to search into the French I use everyday. But the real French you’ll hear me and millions of others use everyday.
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French expressions that don’t exist in dictionnaries and textbooks.
French you’ll hear in the metro, in the street, in cafes.
To piece together the sequence of bottles in which a particular fragrance has been sold, and the presentations used to market that fragrance, the year of introduction of the fragrance is a key starting point.