“A perfume is a work of art, and the object that contains it must be a masterpiece,”
Robert Ricci. Perfume must have a vessel to house it and since then perfume bottles
have been considered an art form. The container that held the perfume was considered
as valuable as the perfume itself. Through the ages, perfume containers and vessels
have come in a variety of materials, shapes, and sizes and differ from culture to culture.
Early Europeans used a wide range of perfume bottles made of porcelain, gold, silver,
shells, semi-precious stones, and glass. Some were sold in beautiful bottles that were
specially designed by artists while some were sold in plain bottles and then changed to
carved dispensers at home.