The first scent I ever sampled as a little girl was my mom’s Opium. There were many bottles on her shelf but the Opium bottle had that almost glowy little round window and a very glamorous black tassel, and I was smitten before I ever smelled it. Surely spraying oneself with the contents of something so exotic and beautiful would instantly turn you into the same! (I am happy to report, by the way, that Opium smells exactly as lovely as you would assume from it’s bottle, though it didn’t turn me into anything more glam than a scented six year old.)
What can I say, even as a little girl I could be charmed by gorgeous packaging, and that will never change. Perfumers take note: if your bottle is tasseled, beribboned, glitzy or glamorous, I am likely to give it a go. And sometimes I’ll even do my best to pretend the scent suits just so I can look at the bottle on my dresser. (In this case one just pretends the bottle was meant as decor all along. No? Just me?) Hopefully I won’t have to pretend with any of these chicly packaged candidates! Have you ladies tried any of these scents?
1. Agent Provocateur, 2. La Prairie Midnight Rain, 3. Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial, 4. Marc Jacobs Lola, 5. Agent Provocateur Maitresse, 6. Van Cleef & Arpels Oriens, 7. Versace Bright Crystal, 8. Prada Amber