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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Perfect Scents

What's It Wednesday #89

It's back-to-school time here in Blogland and that means shopping for back to school supplies such as makeup, shoes, clothes, jewelry, and of course perfume. Of course, I am talking about us educators. 

In addition, to perfume I just adore beautiful, ornate perfume bottles. I started my collection with a few French bottles and now my newest addition to the collection is this little number from the good old USA. She is a vintage perfume bottle from Stylebuilt.

When I saw her, it was love at first sight. I had to bring her home. I saw the rose on the top of the topper and dauber from across the room. 

My fascination with these beautifies is the variety of gorgeous ormolu and cut glass. Each bottle is more beautiful than the last. 

My newest addition is not as old as her French big sisters or filigreed, but her detailed gold gilt rose is what makes her stand out. 

The other fascination I have for these beautiful ladies are their gorgeous daubers and toppers. I imagine the fine scent that was once housed in the bottle and the fabulous lady that gingerly placed the perfume on her pulse points with the glass dauber. 


A lady would never place her finger over the opening of her elegant perfume bottle, tilt it over and apply her favorite scent with her finger. A glass dauber and topper with an ornate top would be used for elegant application (and no contamination) and that makes "Perfect Scents".


What does your favorite perfume bottle look like?

xoxoxo
Paula

Thanks to all of you who partied with us last week. Please link-up and join us again. Remember, it's not a party without you!


Here are this Week's Features:
True Blue Baking

Ethereal! PLUS what I love

Life Images By Jill

Shabby Gals

Lavender Dreams

At Home with Jemma

Ivy and Elephants



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Come show off your whatchamacallits, what is its, what it once was, and "hey, look what I just did" posts. In other words, what you created, organized, designed or re-designed, found, purchased, transformed, inherited, re-purposed, renovated, are selling, or giving-away.

71 comments:

Phyl Van said...

Thanks for the party!
Phyllis@grandparentsplus.com

Karen said...

Those are so pretty. I've always been fascinated by perfume bottles. Your collection is really beautiful. Thanks so much for hosting, the features are great.

Jemma said...

Your gorgeous collection of vintage perfume bottles with their beautiful cut glass is such a treat to behold! Thank you for featuring my Banana Tres Leche Cake!!
Happy Hugs,
jemma

xinex said...

I love your gorgeous collection, so glamorous!...Christine

Shelia said...

I'm amazed again of your beautiful things! These perfume bottles are so pretty and you have them arranged perfectly.
Thank you for hosting and you're always a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

JP said...

Your collections always make me swoon!Thank you for hosting this party...I'm so glad to be back to share :)

Sarah said...

Your perfume bottles are lovely. I have a friend who has collected miniature perfume flasks. Thanks for shairing these.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Paula,
Beautiful perfume bottles! I just love looking at your and Patti's collections. Keep them coming and thanks for hosting!
Gina

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said...

I love your fabulous perfume bottles! Thanks for the party dear...

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Yet another divine collection!! So beautiful... :) Thanks for hosting too! Hugs from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

Ann Huffman said...

Great collection of perfume bottles! Thank you for hosting! ~Ann at Tarnished Royalty

Raven J. said...

Thank you so, so much Patti and Paula for featuring my 2+ Pound Fudgy Brownies. I can not tell you how much it means to me as a new blogger to be featured, it is priceless! Also a huge thank you for hosting such a great link party every week!

Raven J. True Blue Baking

Meredith @ The Laundry Can Wait said...

I am truly in LOVE with your perfume bottles and need some of those in my life! #NotJoking And the whole vignette is pretty, feminine and glamourous. Well.Done.

XOXO,
Meredith

Red Rose Alley said...

Paula,
She is a beauty, indeed. This is something that I would have on my dressing table for sure. The gold rose is so lovely. I am fascinated with perfume bottles myself, and I just bought one recently with a glass top and silver design, but I think my favorite is the hummingbird one I have.

So nice to visit with you ladies and see all your treasured items.

Love,
~Sheri

janice15 said...

I to love perfume bottles, I used to have a few.. I had one simular to one of yours and the top broke off for some reason..now I just have a pink glass one and a small turquoise glass one.. with love Janice

FABBY'S LIVING said...

OMG, sweet lady, how beautiful this is and of course you had to take it home! Your perfume bottle collection is growing and it's magnificent! Very pretty features too. Thank you for the wonderful party. Big hugs,
FABBY

Red Rose Alley said...

You both can see my favorite perfume bottles on the July 22 post if you'd like.

Love,
~Sheri

The Vintage Chateau said...

Those are some of the prettiest bottles I've seen! Thanks for your great party,
Karee

Palomasea said...

Oh, I adore your gorgeous bottles, dear Paula!!! I am a perfume fanatic....(and perfume bottle fanatic as well..hee) I have a favorite cobalt glass bottle with some gold accents...love it.

Have a wonderful back to school!
xoxo,
- Irina

Jill Harrison said...

I love antique perfume bottles, though you won't see any adorning my dressing table, sadly. I have a couple of good perfumes I use all the time - one for day, and one for evening. I always buy them duty free if we are travelling overseas, or a friend is travelling overseas I will get her to buy for me.
Have a wonderful week and thankyou for inviting me to participate.

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

What beautiful perfume bottles! Thanks so much for the party.

Jeanette
Creating a Life

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Beautiful collection. My sister loves perfume bottles and has a nice assortment of them. TFS. ana

Muscetta said...

Thank you for the new party. Tina

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Lovely collection. I do collect perfume bottles but haven't any with elaborate tops like yours. Most of mine are crystal or glass with crystal ball stoppers. I love the light reflecting off them.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Your perfume bottles are exquisite! Thank you for sharing and hosting. Have a pretty week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for hosting!!

What a beautiful and elegant post , as always!!

Hugs,
Debbie

must love junk said...

Your perfume bottles are another beautiful collection! Thanks for hosting :)
Susan

Tea Cottage Pretties said...

Your bottles are so lovely! Your new rose topped USA bottle is just beautiful too. I do love your French beauties... You have a wonderful way of photographing your treasures that just makes them even more lovelier! I posted my new project fabric paperdolls of us.... Here's to a lovely week and many great back to school days, Beverly

Jeanne said...

Good morning girls, Well, I finally joined your party. Thank you for inviting me.

I have a tiny collection of perfume bottles and I love them. Yours are stunning and the pearls give them a special appeal. The featured posts make your party special.

zo, Jeanne

Jeanne said...

HA!, I meant XO. That's a first!!!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

In the old movies, I always thought it was so feminine and elegant when a lady was sitting at her dressing table and used a dauber. :) Thank you so much ladies for hosting. xo

Karen Doyle said...

oh your perfume bottles are so beautiful, your photos are divine. How wonderfully old world movie style to apply your perfume with a rose topped dauber!

Karen

Julie Marie said...

Your vintage parfum bottles are just beautiful Paula... love love love the Ormolu and crystal... and you have displayed them so beautifully... my favorites ones I own are vintage miniature parfum bottles... xoxo Julie Marie Hello Patti!...

chateau chic said...

Paula,
Your perfume bottles are gorgeous!!
Thanks so much for hosting each week!
Mary Alice

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Such a beautiful collection! I don't have any fancy bottles so I can't claim a favorite perfume bottle design but they would be like yours if I had one!
Thanks for hosting!

Patty Rumaker said...

Your perfume bottle collection is lovely. Thank you for hosting this party.
Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

Poppy said...

Oh my, what a beautiful collection of perfume bottles! Exquisite workmanship, especially the gilded tops..love 'em! I have nothing close to this except for one cut glass perfume bottle, an anniversary gift:)Thanks for hosting each week! Hugs, Poppy

Jeanne Baney said...

They certainly designed perfume bottles to attract women! Always so lovely!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I like the long perfume daubers for your elegant bottles

I am guilty of the finger over the top of the bottle LOL

however one of my Chanel bottles has a short glass dauber

I think you have it ALL girl

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

We can always count on seeing some lovely collection here, and this one is no exception. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your lovely things and for hosting a lovely party. ~Zuni

Makeiteasycrafts.blogspot.com said...

Wonderful collection! Thanks for hosting! :-)

Scribbler said...

Your perfume bottles are just exquisite, as are the your photos. I adore a girly dressing table!

Deserae said...

What a beautiful collection of perfume bottles!!!! I'm off to check out the party now :o)
~Des

Trisha said...

I wish people were as fancy today as they used to be back in the good ol' days! What a beautiful collection. Thanks for hosting!

~Trisha

Jann Olson said...

Paula, your perfume bottle collection is gorgeous! Love it with the pearls! Thanks for hosting.
hugs,
Jann

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Such pretty perfume bottles! Thank you for hosting!
Sherry

Highland Monkey's said...

ooh lots of pretties, I'm a bit green with envy!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

So much glam and beautiful pieces. Those perfume bottles are stunning. It makes me want to start my own collection. Off the flea markets... Thank you for hosting.

racheld said...

Juat dropping in from Backyard Neighbor---I don't know how well you know Jeanne, but she's a true, kind, loving neighbor and friend. This post is simply charming, for it went straight to the heart of my own childhood love and covet and fascination for these beautiful things. The shining glass and ornate toppers and those delicate prisms to be handled with a careful hand---those were absolute bliss.

And that they contained such heavenly scents---well, I was sold (even to a mighty longing for that 39c bottle of Blue Waltz in the Ben Franklin store, though my Mother forbade me to touch "that trashy stuff").

Every time I'd see a movie with a lady's boudoir, I'd search the scene for the vanity table (another long-time dream, especially one with a skirt), and when the lady was dressing for the evening, I'd hold my breath as she reached, lifted, daintily touched each earlobe and wrist. I sat up straighter, filled with the aura the well-dressed, delightfully-scented person I longed to be.

And my forays into the vanilla bottle of both our and my Mammaw's kitchen cabinets, with elegant applications with everything ranging from a toothpick to a matchstick---I'd just sail out into the day, confident in my lovely aura and skinned-knee charm.

Oh, My. You DO beat all.

rachel

racheld said...

Juat dropping in from Backyard Neighbor---I don't know how well you know Jeanne, but she's a true, kind, loving neighbor and friend. This post is simply charming, for it went straight to the heart of my own childhood love and covet and fascination for these beautiful things. The shining glass and ornate toppers and those delicate prisms to be handled with a careful hand---those were absolute bliss.

And that they contained such heavenly scents---well, I was sold (even to a mighty longing for that 39c bottle of Blue Waltz in the Ben Franklin store, though my Mother forbade me to touch "that trashy stuff").

Every time I'd see a movie with a lady's boudoir, I'd search the scene for the vanity table (another long-time dream, especially one with a skirt), and when the lady was dressing for the evening, I'd hold my breath as she reached, lifted, daintily touched each earlobe and wrist. I sat up straighter, filled with the aura the well-dressed, delightfully-scented person I longed to be.

And my forays into the vanilla bottle of both our and my Mammaw's kitchen cabinets, with elegant applications with everything ranging from a toothpick to a matchstick---I'd just sail out into the day, confident in my lovely aura and skinned-knee charm.

Oh, My. You DO beat all.

rachel

Jennelise said...

I love everything about these photos! The beautiful bottles and your gilt box and the chanel box and all the pearls *gasp* so lovely!! Thankyou for sharing!
Jennelise

Julia Klimek said...

Thank you for your party! My perfume bottle at the moment is made by DOVE!!! LOL!

Have a great week! Julia

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

Thanks for the party! ♥

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WONDERFUL featured blog posts!

Your perfume bottles and entire vignette = extraordinary, just stunning and lovely!

Thank you for hosting, it's fun to be linking up to the fun!

Shannon said...

Perfume bottles can be such intricate designs. Thanks for hosting.

Shannon @ bohemianjunktion.com

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I have a very small and inexpensive collection of perfume bottles that I used to display in my vintage bathroom. I have changed them up with powder tins and vanity jars. Your bottles are gorgeous and as always perfectly displayed.

Lezlie@Lovilee ReDesign said...

Thanks for hosting! Those perfume bottles are divine! :-)

Jody and Stan said...

Great party! Love your collection of Perfume Bottles!

Hugs,
Jody

Pura Vida said...

so elegant!

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

My favorite perfume bottle is a soft opaque pink bottom with pink rhinestones on the top. One day I will have to do a feature of them on my blog as I have a few pretty ones.

Hugs,
Judy

Jeanne Baney said...

Thank you for commenting Patti, I realized the link back wasn't up yet, but all is fixed now. I wouldn't want anyone to miss one of the best parties on the web!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I'm sorry I'm so late for your party, but it's inevitable for me in the middle of the week! Still, I made a point to be there this week after you're sweet comment! I don't wear perfume, but I've always loved the shape of the bottles! Your collection is amazing.

Patty Antle said...

Love your perfume bottles. You have such neat collections!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I am just beside myself with JOY! You featured me! How sweet! It has really brightened my day...thank you SO very much! I'm linked today! Sweet hugs!

Peggy Hale said...

Thanks so much for hosting such a great party.

Hugs,
Peggy~PJH Designs

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

I love so much your bottles. bottles are the almost only thing that I never collected, now I'm wondering why !!!

xoxo from PARIS

Joëlle

Arani @ Add that Xtra in the Ordinary said...

These perfume bottles are so so pretty,what a treasured collection!
Thanks for hosting once again.

Johanna said...

Hi Paula,
you always have the nicest woman toys, my dear. How I love to see those wonderful perfume bottles. The whole setting with pearls on the tray looks so feminine and beautiful. Each is an eye catcher. Really amazing. Your party is growing and growing and you get so any interesting contributions. Its really hard to pick out the features of the week but you always have a good eye for nice things. Thank you for sharing your treasures and for hosting this sweet event.
Best greetings, Johanna

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hello ladies,
Another gorgeous post with perfume bottles. I love the old gilt toppers and dabbers.I see your party is doing well. I'm so happy that it is. I am going to put your link up on my blog, I would like to follow you after the parties over...LOL
XXOO Marie

Lorilee said...

Beautiful. I have one that belongs in a matched dress set with a tray/mirror, small jewelry box and a pair of bud vases. I love all things old and beautiful!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Annesphamily said...

There is so much wonderful creative talent here and everywhere I go! I m enjoying your page with a sip of my morning coffee before I head out the door to work for a shorter version of my work week! I saw Jeanne at Backyard Neighbor talk about this wonderful place. SO here I am! LOve your pretties! Have a beautiful week! Hugs Anne

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