Sunday, September 30, 2007

An Antique Perfume Bottle Is A Much Treasured Possession

The numbers of different types of perfumes is quite huge which means that there is need to have at least those many different perfume bottles as well. Essentially, these bottles serve to appeal to the customer into buying the perfume and thus must be attractive and sure to catch the eye; so, it really should not surprise anyone that perfume bottling business is huge and amongst the many manufacturers of such bottles, the name of Pochet SA that is a French company stands out.

Pochet SA Is A Most Famous Bottle Maker

If you have ever bought a bottle of Givenchy, Coty, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and Calvin Klein or any other equally famous brand of perfume, chances are that the perfume bottle has been made by Pochet which today is a company that descended from Verreries du Courval and also Pochet DeRoche that each have many years of experience in making glass and porcelain items. In fact, the first perfume bottle that contained designer perfume that was commissioned by Empress Eugenie in the year 1858 and was the work of Verreries du Courval.

The means of making a perfume bottle changed and during the thirties they began to be made by machine and most of the inspiration for such bottles seemed to come from Hollywood, while a company named Lalique that was subsequently bought by Pochet had an excellent bottle that contained the 1932 classic scent named Je Reviens that essentially resembled a skyscraper from New York and the whole thing came in a package in a chrome finished box.

Another interesting feature of the perfume bottle is that long after the scent has been used up and the fragrances are gone, the bottles, especially those from bygone days are items that are treasured even more than the scents that they held many years ago. In fact, if you are lucky enough to own an antique perfume bottle, you could well be the owner of a minor treasure that will fetch a good price and which is much sought after by bottle collectors.

So, the next time you go overseas makes sure to check out the many antique shops that may have an antique perfume bottle for you to buy. However, that is easier said than done because many of these bottles have an asking price in thousands of dollars, and so before you buy one of these bottles, you should not spend on something that is not to your liking, and if you must collect these bottles, do so with those that are to your liking so that you can enjoy them for many more years to come.

You can even find antique perfume bottles in places other than antique shops, and good places to look for them include estate as well as yard sales, flea markets and also thrift stores as well as Internet auctions.

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