Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Red & The Black

Some glass sculptors design perfume bottles that actually suit the contents of the bottle very well. The Samsara bottle by Robert Granai is shaped like a Khmer dancer. Habanita, in a black Lalique bottle with bas relief nudes, is perfection. Dior's red and black bottle for Hypnotic Poison is a good choice for the bewitching warm woodsy scent. Flower by Kenzo is supposed to feel light and bendy. Delices de Cartier is a warm, tart cherry, a boozy 'Kirsch' scent. Since the house of Cartier is famous for designing jewelry, it makes sense that the bottle should look like an ornate cherry.

The finial on the cherry was inspired
by a vintage Cartier brooch
from the 1920's.

Nicely designed red perfume bottles with good scents
inside are hard to find. I got lucky with this group.

"Little red wagon
Little red bike
I ain't no monkey but I know what I like."
--Bob Dylan