Nostalgie Drawing — now closed

Happy Birthday FFF!

I have been meaning to do a drawing to celebrate the Nostalgie release, and I was invited to help the Facebook Fragrance Friends Group help celebrate their first birthday, so I thought I’d host a drawing here for a special bottle of Nostalgie in honor of both occasions. This is an 8 ml French parfum bottle with ground glass stopper (in the style of Chanel parfum bottles). I have a small number of these that I’ve been saving for a special limited edition of something, and I thought I’d use one for this drawing.

Just leave a comment below to enter the drawing. Maybe tell us one of your favorite perfume bottles, new or vintage. I love the Chanel parfum bottles, many of the old Guerlain bottles, the old Caron Bellodgia bottles, the L’Air du Temps dove bottle, L’Artisan bottles…

I’ll leave the drawing open until late next week. Good luck! And Happy Birthday FB Fragrance Friends!

Update: Thanks for all the entries! Since we’ve had such a nice response, I’ll add a second place winner who can pick a 5 ml pocket spray in any scent or a sample pack of any five 1 ml samples. It’s too hard to just draw one name, so I’d like to draw two winners. ๐Ÿ™‚

And you are reminding me of all the other bottles I love — the Vol de Nuit propeller bottle, the Goutal bottles, the SL bell jars… I’ve never seen the Mona di Orio bottles in person but they look beautiful in photos. Same with the Vero Kern parfum bottles.

Another update: I’m holding off from replying to posts because it’s easier to create the list of drawing entrants without my posts cluttering things up, but I’d love to say hi and thanks to everyone. And I forgot to mention that I put a little clear label on the bottom of the bottle because I didn’t want to distract from how pretty it is with a sticker label. I’ll secure the top with some gold cord before wrapping and shipping.

I think I will close this Wed the 8th. Thanks for participating!

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  1. I love chanel bottles! Especially the magnetic cap on the uber large bottles. But I think the weight of crystal makes the bottle feel solid and lovely in your hand…

  2. I love you Laurie =) I’m quite fond of glass stopper square bottles myself and in general bottles that have a thick layer of glass~

  3. Laurie, can’t pass this up ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love the Chanel bottles as well, the glass stoppers add just a touch of pampering I think.. Thanks for your generous draw..

  4. My all time favourite bottle has been the Feminite di Bois from Shiseido back in the 90s, where each bottle was handmade and unique, resembling a Henry Moore sculpture of a woman’s curvy body. Nowadays, I appreciate the understated and unassuming presentation of houses like yours, Frederic Malle, Aesop, Diptyque, where the juice becomes the highlight and main focus. Having said that, I always fall for the girlie frills of Annick Goutal, Lolita Lempicka, or the old Guerlains. Would love to join the draw, and partake in Nostalgie!

  5. Oh my! I love the old bottles for L’Heure Bleue and Mitsouko (wish I loved the scents as much). I love the hand-feel of solid chunky bottles like the Diptyques and Belle en Rykiel. And embellished glass like the Serge Lutens bell jars or ELDO Rossy de Palma.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway, Laurie! I love Chanel parfum bottles too (especially the vintage 1/4 oz ones) – there is something so ‘old-fashionedly’ luxurious about them .From what I’ve read in the reviews of Nostalgie-this french parfum bottle seems perfect for it..:)

  7. What a great draw! I’ve been wanting to try Nostalgie and this bottle is beautiful.
    Some of my favorite bottles are the SL bell jars, guerlain vol de nuit, and l’artisan nuit de tubereuse.

  8. Thanks for having this draw for Nostalgie, and in such a nice special occasion bottle. I’m actually not a huge bottle-coveter. I like the Frederic Malle ones, primarily because the cap is substantial and never becomes “loose”. I like the overall proportions of the Malle bottles.

  9. Thanks so much for the drawing. This is a gorgeous bottle.

    Two bottles that I can’t get out of my head were both limited edition Guerlain bottles; one a pale pinkish purple of L’Instant Magic and one a dark blue Shalimar that was some serious bucks! But like you, I also like the old Bellodgia bottle and the Chanel bottles.

  10. How could I say no to this opportunity? SSS is on my resolution list to experience this year : ) I have heard so many amazing things about your line that I can’t wait! I’m hoping for find a perfume love for my sister as well. My favorite bottle I own is by far my L’Artisan. It’s so solid, classic and luxurious.

  11. laurie-

    long time–no write. i have been out of touch with everyone……….i too love the old crystal bottles, the heavier the better. nostalgie sounds great! count me in!

  12. Laurie,

    Thank you for your kind words on Facebook! It’s such a pleasure to feel connected to the perfumer behind one of the finest fragrances houses in existence; Nostalgie is a worthy addition to the lineup, and I hope I win a bottle of it! I promise, it would be put to good use ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. I just have to enter, Nostalgie is too amazing to pass up such a chance. Thank you for doing this, Laurie!
    I love the Guerlain Quadrilobe bottles, but my absolute favorite is the Vol de Nuit extrait bottle.
    When it comes to modern packaging, I find the Kilian bottles and travel sprays amazingly well done.

  14. I would love to be entered for this, thank you so much! I keep hearing wonderful things about it!

    I like so many vintage bottles, some ornate and others simple. Caron’s black Art Deco Nuit de Noel bottle is a beauty. I like a nice sturdy bottle but some of those impossibly “tippy” looking ones, such as the tall one the Dior extraits used to come in, the name of which escapes me, are gorgeous but I would be afraid to touch them!

    For modern bottles, I am very fond of the purple Natori bottle – love the porthole window!

  15. I was so impressed with your quick turnaround time when I ordered my samples, well it helps that I also live in Northern California. I cannot wait until you open your studio to visitors! I enjoy your scents and hope to purchase a full bottle soon! I would love to just smell Nostalgie – I’ve read so many awesome things about it!

    Keep up the great work, Laurie!


  16. Wow, this is a fantastic draw! My absolute favourite bottle is the original Coque d’Or bottle; I went to the perfume exhibition in Harrod’s to see it. The shape and the colouring – it’s like an amazing combination of Yves Klein Blue, art deco styling and Byzantine icon – gilding. So beautiful! The Chanel extrait bottles do have a beautiful simplicity to them – the older the better – and I love the Guerlain quoadrilobes, too.

    Thanks so much for your package. Nostalgie is just wonderful!

  17. Hi Laurie!

    First of all, thank you for the drawing, it’s very generous of you and I am sure it is an unforgettable scent. I prefer “simple” geometric bottles, like Chanels, Lutens and L’Artisans (and yours, of course). I also like the dark blue Andy Tauer’s bottles (not a big fan of the wooden cap, though).

    Good luck to everyone:)

  18. Thanks for giving us the chance for this Laurie! It’s getting some great reviews all over the internet!

    I love Chanel bottles as well. I also like Serge Lutens simple ones, Tom Ford’s Private Blend, Donna Karan’s Chaos, Lubin’s Idole and the retro Penhalighton’s ones. I’d also vote for the black Armani Prive bottles (they’re great to look at) but hate the fact that they’re opaque and I can’t see how much juice I have left.

    Thanks again!

  19. My favorite bottle is the Amouage bottle that looks like a Mosque! I think its absolutely gorgeous and the perfect addition to your vanity.

  20. Thank you for the draw! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve already heard so many great things about Nostalgie that I’d love a chance of winning this.
    I’m ashamed to say that I don’t really take bottles much into account, I enjoy what’s in them, so the bottle is really just a container. Although, some of those are beautiful to look at.
    I love the look of the Shalimar bottle (both old and new). ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Thank you for the draw Laurie!

    I love most the new bottles for Shalimar and Shalimar Parfum Initial, they strike that right balance of keeping Guerlain/Shalimar’s heritage whilst being really chic and modern ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. I love the squat vintage Cabochard bottles, Bulgari Black bottle, the Encre Noire bottle, the old Guerlain bottles, the Nu bottle, and the Mona di Orio bottles-her’s probably the most .

  23. Ooh, a draw! I just got some Nostalgie (and I love it!!), but I’m going to be greedy and enter anyway, for the special bottle. ๐Ÿ™‚

    My favourite bottles for their look are the Shalimar and Mitsouko original bottles. For feel, Mona di Orio, with that lovely heavy crystal. And for usage, anything opaque which keeps the juice away from light & makes it keep better.

    But I also have a current ‘pet hate’ bottle design. I have Acqua di Parma Profumo, the last but one package/formulation. It comes with an optional bulb sprayer. I don’t want to use that, I think they encourage evaporation, but the bottle design makes it very hard to use as a splash! Most annoying….

  24. I collect bottles – hard to mention all my favourite ones. I love Shalimar and Shalimar Parfum Initial bottles, Idylle, Mitsouko and Heure Bleue bottles, almost all Lalique bottles, Amouage bottles, Juliette Has a Gun bottles, Annick Goutal bottles, Chanel bottles, Feerie and some others from Van Cleef&Arpels, Dolce Vita, Sun,Moon&Stars, Deci-Dela, and vintage Avon collectable bottles (and some modern as well – just have a look at Cynthia Rowley bottle, it’s cute – regardless the juice :-)). Oh, I love that stuff!

  25. Thank you so much for this opportunity! My preference is for the classic, simple bottles; Chanel is perfect. However, I also love looking at the wackier & offbeat: Rochas Absolu & Tocade, Gres Cabaret, Jean Paul Gaultier.

  26. Hi Laurie. What a beautiful bottle-it does Nostalgie justice! (I just received a 17ml bottle). I collect vintage perfume bottles, I don’t have too many but my favorote is Le Dix Balenciaga. I especially like ground glass stoppers….so classy! Thanks for doing a draw…what a nice idea.

  27. Thank you, Laurie! Love your creations. My favorite bottles range from the sophisticated simplicity of Chanel and Hermes to the gorgeous artistry of Guerlain to the fairy tale fantasy of Lolita Lempicka’s apple. Again, thank you for supporting FFF!

  28. Thank you for the Laurie

    My favourite bottle is the Mona di Orio, I love the lid with the twisted wire, i also love the By kilian travel sprays, smart, sleek and hoepfully indestructible (it would need to be after being in my handbag all day) ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Wow! I love Nostalgie and it would be wonderful to have some of the golden juice in such a lovely bottle. Thank you for this drawing!! I love Chanel bottles, especially because I remember my mother having No.5 on her dresser and it was such a treat when she would let me apply some at the ripe old age of 5. I’ve been addicted to fragrance ever since that time!!

  30. Favorite bottles. Ok well, honestly the vintages. The rare ones any house. I like to see a piece of time captured in a bottle. The style matters not. The age matters.
    Unless, it’s a matter of the heart. If I see a bottle I love, I get butterflies! When I need to have it. It gives me the Christmas morning feeling.

    Thanks so much for your generous and thoughtful draw:)

  31. Congrats Laurie!!

    I do love old Chanel parfum bottles as well (Nostalgie looks stunning, by the way). There is an old bottle of Belladogia that I’ve been eyeing for a while:)

    Thanks for the draw and hope for continued success for you, my friend.

  32. Probably my favorite bottle is the Vol de Nuit “propeller” bottle. It’s the only one my husband recognizes, because I told him the whole story about it. But I also like the classic Chanel bottles. And your new bottles are great, Laurie.

  33. Oh how very lovely this scent and this bottle are as the bottle reminds me of my mother. She wore Chanel No 5 when I was young and had a grouping of little bottles in this same shape. Whenever I had the chance I held them in my hands admiring the glass, the smell, the stoppers and the experience. I do not know what happened to those little beauties but they are long gone. I have tried a sample of Nostalgie and I truly love it. To have one of these bottles along with the simply gorgeous scent would be very special.

    Thank you for offering for offering one to all of us !


  34. Thanks for the draw! I, too, am a fan of the Chanel bottles. I own a pre-1950 bottle (and box!) of Chanel #5 perfume and that bottle is perfect! I also like the Lubin bottles with the delicate curve. The cap clicks on nicely and it fit’s perfectly in your hand.

    Some bottles (Tom Ford Violet Blonde for example in the 100mls size) are impossible to hold and spray! I actually had to use two hands for the TF.

    Thanks for the draw! I’m looking forward to trying your new scent -love your line and wouldn’t have heard about it if it weren’t for blogs and groups like this. Thanks!

  35. Beautiful perfume bottles are part of the fascination and enjoyment of collecting perfume. Sometimes, I’ll just gaze at my assortment with the different colors of liquid they contain and enjoy the prettiness of it all. I love so many of the different styles – the classic, simple and understated Chanel bottle being one. I also admire the black bottle with red the top of vintage Joy, the over the top painted snakes and other images on the cobalt blue glass of Niki St Phalle and all of the different vintage Guerlain bottles to name just a very few.

    Thanks so much for offering this givaway opportunity! I’m already a fan of several SSS fragrances and have read so many wonderful reviews of Nostalgie – can’t wait to try it!

  36. Hi Laurie,

    Oh, there are so many. Oh La La by Azzaro bottle is very cool. Guerlain Chamade bottles. Hermes Eau des Merveilles bottles. Just to name a few.


  37. Laurie – That’s just lovely!
    It was my mother’s Chanel No.5 bottle (with the ground glass stopper) that started me on my journey to perfume and perfume bottle collecting. My favorite bottle has to be the 1987 Nina Ricci Nina bottle, but since that is past the period of bottles with ground glass stoppers, my favorite among the bottles I own is Guerlain’s Apres L’Ondee.

  38. Laurie, I’m so happy that you are getting such wonderful reviews for a scent that I know you put so much creativity into.

  39. For me a beautiful bottle is as precious as the fragrance contained therein. I think Old Hollywood and a lady dabbing her fragrance on with the stopper of a heavy perfume bottle.
    I love Serge Luten’s bottle of “Borneo”, too gorgeous for words. I also love the heavy glass dab bottle of Caron’s Parfum Sacre, truly beautiful..
    I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you being so open as to offer something so beautiful! Thank you so very much!

  40. I can’t wait to try Nostalgie. One of my favorite bottles is my Molinard Nirmala from their 1849 edition. It’s blue with the dreaded pump ball spray, but lovely to look at.

  41. Hi Laurie,
    My fav bottles are Serge Lutens and also the Chanels,amd your lovely square bottle with stopper is a beauty!
    Thank you for this draw.
    Suny ๐Ÿ™‚

  42. Thanks for the draw! I love the Guerlain bottles, the Chanels, and Serge Lutens, in particular. This bottle is gorgeous and the scent itself intrigues me even more!

  43. Chinatown and Madison Square Park (both Bond No. 9) are two bottles I love but my favorite is With Love Hilary Duff. The top is icky bit I love how that faceted bottles feels in my hand.

    How sweet of you to do a draw, thank you!

  44. Dior’s homme and Prada’s Amber bottles for some reason are my favorite, a close third would be my Kilian bottles!!!! Thanks for the drawing and I look forward to winning

  45. I hate to be so unoriginal, but a classic is a classic. Chanel bottles, hands down. Simple and elegant.

    Thank you so much for the chance to enter. Am a huge fan of Winter Woods and I have Nostalgie on my short list to try this year!

  46. I love the elegant simplicity of Chanel. The bottles that Strange Invisible Perfumes and Roxana Illuminated Perfumes use, are also very appealing to me. At present, I am loving the small bottle with ground stopper, that DSH is using for her Mirabella. The juice is wonderful, as well.

    I have just had the opportunity to sample, Nostalgia. This is lovely!

  47. Hi Laurie,
    thanks for the opportunity to take part in this draw. I am a fan of classic, glass and elegant parfume bottles.The bottle and the parfume inside should be accurately chosen and the art from outside with art inside should create perfect whole. Chanel bottles would be my most favourite. Can’t wait to have a sniff of your scent :o)
    All the best.

  48. I also like the bottles shaped like vintage Chanel,but I like and some new interested bottles with elements from the classic style with modern touch like the Amouage bottles.I love the Killian bottles and the Murano and Quarz bottles from Xerjoff.The presentation is imporntant,but the perfume inside is too.Sonoma Scent Studio is perfect example of that.I would love to try Nostalgie and I’m using often in the winter my bottles of Incense pure and Fireside Intense.

  49. What a precious prize! Thank you, Laurie! I find myself particularly attracted to some of the Italian perfume bottles. The rectangular ones with the rounded shoulders used by Etro are my very favorite.

  50. I love the Guerlain Bee bottles, the ltd. ed. etched Serge Lutens bell jars, and that special “art” bottle that Guerlain’s Quand vient la pluie parfum was available in. Thank you!

  51. I’ve been itching to try SSS for ages! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win that chance. The bottle is gorgeous. I try to not fall to much in love with bottles for I can’t afford to yearn for those on top of the lovely scents they envelop.

  52. I love many from Guerlain: the quadrilobe bottle, the bottle with radiating design for Vol de Nuit, the Chamade bottle, Nahema bottle.

    Thank you for this wonderful draw.

  53. Hi Laurie! Thank you so much for doing this giveaway! I think my favorite perfume bottles are the iconic L’Heure Bleue and Mitsouko extrait bottles – they are so very pretty. I also do really love the L’Artisan and also the L’Occitane edp bottles that are supposed to look like a compass rose.

  54. I thought of passing on this draw (and not because I do not like your perfumes ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) but it’s too tempting! So I’m throwing my name in the hat.

  55. The Natori bottle is one of my favorites…also love the
    No. 5 ep bottle. And the 100ml Annick Goutal bottles.

    Thanks for the draw!

  56. Wow! What a great response! Congratulations to you. I know firsthand what you mean when you say you fill bottles, stick labels, post out and then find the time to freely formulate, create and be inspired. Your works looks beautiful and I’d adore the chance to sample. I love the Angel bottle actually but the classic Coco Chanel is beautiful as well, solid cut glass, elegant and refined. Nostalgie feels like it fits into that category. As well I must say your location is wonderful and you must step out each day saying, ‘what’s going to happen today?”

  57. Laurie, you’re a wonderful perfumer, and I am thankful for your generosity in joining the FFF anniversary celebration.
    Your Voile de Violette is one of my favorite fragrances of all time, and I want to thank you for that.

    As for favorite bottles, I love classic geometric shapes without much fuss, so Chanel bottles are among my favorites. I also love the Armani Privรฉ bottles, with the lovely “rocks” on top. They’re gorgeous, and just the right kind of heft and shape in the hand. Serge Lutens and L’Artisan Parfumeur bottles are also very much to my taste.

    The Nostalgie bottle is beautiful, and thank you for including me in your draw.

  58. I was so excited to see your post on FFF that I forgot to enter. Lol So please consider me! Thanks for everything Laurie. Good luck to all. ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Hi Laurie,
    I really like the square glass bottle with stopper. I also love the small round glass bottles with the glass stopper 1/4ml. I have a really pretty rectangle heavy glass bottle with a glass stopper that has a long glass perfume dabber and the top of the stopper is also rectangle. It’s my favorite, Marc Jacobs parfum was it in.

  60. Well my favourite bottle from my collection is an old hourglass Schiaparelli Shocking bottle, now that it’s empty I’ve filled it with little pearl seed beads just for display purposes ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m also rather in love with the enormous frighteningly expensive engraved Grossmith bottles, but there’s going to need to be an awful lot of pennies in the jar before that happens…

  61. Thank you for this generous draw! There are many nostalgic beautiful bottles out there, of the vintage ones I have to go with the Vol de Nuit bottle, but I couldn’t be sure to say whether the rather marvelous content doesn’t influence my pick ๐Ÿ˜‰

  62. For me it’s the juice that counts, not the bottle. And yours are wonderful (actually, both the juices and the bottles). That being said, this is a beautiful bottle containing a very special fragrance. So I’ll throw my hat in the ring too. :^)

  63. I would love be in the drawing and have a chance to check out incense pure…..sounds right up my alley ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. Ive always loved the faux leather Trussardi bottles- especially the orange one for Action! Which is sadly discontinued…

  65. Mom’s crystal bottle of Le Galion’s Sortilege parfum extrait was the first perfume to captivate me when I was only 4 or 5 years old. It was a 12-sided round bottle with a ground glass stopper and when she took it out it meant she’d soon be putting her red hair in a french twist, hooking silk stockings to garters and slipping her feet into impossibly high heel for an evening out with my father. The elegant bottle, the fragrance, her preparations and appearance combined to make me fall in love with perfumes.

    Not surprising that by the time I was a young teen I was buying Guerlain’s round “lifesaver” bottles (also with ground glass stoppers) with my babysitting money and had them lined up on my dresser: L’Heure Bleue, Mitsouko, Chamade, Jicky and Shalimar. I was the best smelling junior high student ever! Of that I’m sure.

    Nostalgie sounds right up my alley – please enter me in the drawing.

  66. Congrats on the success of your new release, Laurie. I am hearing wonderful things about Nostalgie.

    Some of my favorite bottles include the houndstooth Dior bottles, Coty bottles from the 30s and 40s and the Magie Noire bottles of the 70s with the orange and burgundy stripes.

  67. Hi Laurie,

    I’d really love to be entered in your drawing for the Nostalgie bottle as it just sounds lovely and I haven’t had a chance to sample yet. For favorite bottle, I’d have to go with the classic Shalimar bottle, so beautiful and immediately recognizable

  68. I will always love my dear Nina Nina Ricci (1987) bottle, so soft, elegant, round and frosted. I also really like Champs Elysees, so very art deco-like. Thanks for the chance at the draw, Nostalgie is ringing my chimes!

  69. The bottle that gives me most satisfaction it that of Ormonde Jayne Woman. The bottle is quite simple but has a lovely weight to it when you pick it up ( and I love the perfume inside). Best wishes.

  70. Win or not I just wanted to say congratulations on the great reviews that Nostalgie has been receiving and how wonderful it is to see indie perfumers responding to the demand for fragrances that reflect the appeal of vintage.

    Favourite perfume bottles include the classic Chanels, possibly due to Cristalle being an early signature scent for me and because I do usually prefer clean lines and simple shapes. But I also appreciate a more elaborate or unique presentation when it is well-designed for its fragrance and think the original Opium flacon was excellent as was the one for Rive Gauche. Maybe I’m just a Pierre Dinand fan, because he did the bottles for Calandre and Magie Noire too.

  71. I’d love to be entered in the Nostalgie draw…
    Like you and so many others, I love the Chanel bottles, especially the extrait version. Perfection. But I also love the Frederic Malle bottles–and was surprised to see others do, too. (Thought people might find them too utilitarian or something.) L’artisan, especially the old bottle style, is lovely; and I like the Hermessences bottles. And this Nostalgie bottle is stunning! ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. My favorite was a vintage bottle of Bal a Versailles. It was a flat round bottle with a painted label that sat in a gold satin-lined box. The outside of the box was covered in a gold and ivory fabric. It was lovely.
    Thank you for the opportunity to enter your drawing.

  73. Tiempe Passate (I am now on my 6th) is my favorite bottle. I do so love the thick crystal stopper bottles, like yours. Heavy in hand with a cold feel, perfectly classic.

  74. It *is* a very beautiful bottle! Thank you for this opportunity, Laurie! My absolute favorite is the Vol de Nuit bottle, ever since I first saw pictures of it.

  75. love the stopper bottles! My Channel Coco from the early 90’s is in the stopper bottle. Feel so glamourous when I use it. Please enter me in your drawing. And thank you!

  76. Laurie, you are a sweetheart! Your generosity is boundless! Thank you for the drawing!

    My favorite bottles would definitely be the Serge Lutens bottles – not so much the bell jars (lovely as they are) as much as the export, long, flattened bottles. They’re elegant, easy to store, and they fit well in my hands =)

  77. Thank you for the drawing – I’ve read so many great things about Nostalgie and that gorgeous sandalwood drydown! ๐Ÿ™‚

    My favorite bottles are the Chanel Exclusif bottles (clean lines, cool magnetic top), the Eau des Merveilles Hermes bottles (love the constellation/sea spray effect), the Kenzo UFO bottle (so modern!), and the Shalimar Parfum Initial bottle (despite not being sold on the fragrance).

    Congratulations again on your new classic! ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway! I am not really a bottle person at all, but I’ve always liked the small colorful bottles that my grandmother used to collect. I’m not even sure that they were ever used for perfume, but they were so pretty.

  79. My favorite bottles were the rectangular beveled bottles of Arpege and My Sin that my mother had on her dresser. The bottles were absolutely beautiful in the elegant simplicity.

  80. Oh, this is too funny! THAT is one of my all time favorite bottles! I saw a picture of something similar to that on an indie parfumeur site when I first got into the perfume hobby and it made me want to try their perfumes, because the simple elegant lines of the bottle seem so decadent and luxurious to me. THAT is beauty, you know?

    I have fed my habit through the purchase of decants mostly, so I rarely get to swoon over real bottles, but I love the Chanel mini parfum bottles. I scored a partial one on ebay and it is the star of my collection. I also really like MFK bottles and boxes (the inside is inlaid with gold). Very well executed, imho.

    I really love the simplicity of the SSS bottles with the gold tops. I only have one in my collection so far (Tabac Aurea) but it’s really beautiful. I wish that all the perfumes came in smaller sizes like this.

    Nostalgie sounds just up my alley (aldehydes, jasmine and oakmoss- woo hoo!)

  81. Oh is it not too late? How I want to be in this draw!!
    I love old Chanel bottles, those are my favorite ones. I also think that Pandora bottle is gorgeous.

    Thanks for the draw!

  82. Thanks for the drawing! I’m so excited your scents will soon be at Sweet Anthem. I live in the shop’s neighborhood and have met Meredith a couple of times–great gal. Favorite bottle? Hmm, I’m not picky, as long as they don’t fall over all the time…which some do…;)

  83. Hi Laurie,

    Thank you for your generousity!

    I love beautiful bottles, decorative bottles, quirky bottle, the Bond bottles, Middle Eastern bottles and I even love rectangular and square bottles.

    I have owned some beautiful bottles yet the fragrance smelled horrid, (maybe only on me), which certainly gave credence to the old saying “you can’t judge a book by its cover”.

    To me, the juice inside is what matters more than anything.

    The fragrance inside comes from it’s creator’s heart and soul. I can think of nothing greater or more beautiful to give than a part of yourself.

    Thank you again,

  84. I adore the Lalique bottles of La Air De Temps. The double dove bottles in black and white. I also enjoy bottles the have stoppers. I’m not a fan of sprays, actually. Sprays are very useful however, I think botlle dabbing is glamorous.
    I always think back to the photo of Marilyn Monroe and her bottle of Chanel number 5.dabbing it wildly on her decolatte.
    Thank you for the draw:)

  85. Hi Laurie !

    Thanks for this draw, your Nostalgie has kept me dreaming ever since I first read about it, I really want to try this one !

    As a certified French perfumista, I must say my favorite bottles are the Chanel square bottles, the Vol de Nuit square bottle, the Mona di Orio square bottles, the Lalique Encre Noire pour homme square bottle… (See a pattern here ? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I confess I don’t care so much for “girlie” bottles (do you actually use “girlie” in english, because we do use it in french, for women who like things little girls love, pink, ribbons, etc..), like Annick Goutal’s.
    The square bottles feel great in your hand when you hold them, and I also like to feel the weight of a heavy glass.

    Ok, one exception to this all : the Rive Gauche bottle, a perfume I always loved (in the vintage version only).
    Makes me feel nostalgic… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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