collecting… Vintage Perfume Bottles

Prior to BaubleBar, I spent eight years working in the beauty business… first as a buyer for the (now-defunct) department store chain, Filene’s… then in marketing at Procter & Gamble and Coty.  The bulk of this experience was spent working in the fragrance business.  To me, there is something so magical about the power of fragrance.  The memories it evokes, the beautiful packaging, the aspirational feel that it has.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved old glass bottles.  My grandfather had an incredible collection, and I’ve slowly started to build my own collection.  While in Paris, the boyfriend and I stumbled into a tiny antique shop, where we found a few new bottles to add to our collection.  They are proudly displayed on our piano.  I love the french writing and labels… so sophisticated and elegant.

They don’t make things the way they used to.  Wander into Macy’s or Bloomingdales… and sure, there are lots of nice smelling things… but finding a bottle that is truly special and collectible… that’s hard to do!

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