One of the most beloved and timeless inventions of fashionable accessories comes in a bottle. Its most distinct attraction stems from the senses of those who wear them. Tracing back biblical times, women have identified that prestige and luxury are bestowed in these bottles.
While the Greeks were attributed for creating the first liquid perfume, the Egyptians took pride in creating elaborate bottles to store the perfume and were considered as 'things of great beauty.' The bottles were artistically crafted from gold, alabaster, ebony and porcelain. When the glass containers first surfaced in Egypt around 1558 BC, these bottles were considered more precious than jewels.
Liquid perfumes were once made from crushed petals or herbs mixed with rich oils which produced a strong blend of aroma. The Arabians revolutionized the creation of perfumes through the process of distillation. Arabian chemist, Avicenna, created the process of extracting oil from the plant using roses as his first subject of experimentation. Today, this same process is still commonly used in perfume factories.
If you are around the vicinity, please visit the Robin's Nest where you can find a variety of vintage perfume bottles.sources and images from here, here