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Top 10 Prettiest Perfume Bottles (& a Bit About the Scents Inside)


Perfume Bottles

What’s your signature scent?  As you get older, a signature scent can become as associated with your personality as your favorite color or name. Also, it’s quite glamorous to have some lovely smell be enough to remind your adoring fans (classmates and friends, haha) of you. And think about how attractive a guy’s cologne can be and the lovely memories that come to mind after you catch a whiff – isn’t it romantic to think that your scent might drive boys crazy when you’re near or far?

Personally, I’m a firm believer that any perfume I wear must do more than just smell delicious – it should also look beautiful wherever it is perched. This means that when you spritz it on, the feeling of glamor already begins before you even step out of the door! And why shouldn’t your perfume bottle be a conversation piece as well as something that smells exquisite?

There are dozens of pretty, pretty perfume bottles out there. But the 10 perfumes below are just like your mother taught you to be – pretty on the outside AND the inside. In other words, these fragrances are certain to turn heads whether you smell them wafting through the air or see them sitting on the shelf.

1. Lola by Marc Jacobs

Lola by Marc Jacobs

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  • Smells like: pear, rose, and vanilla
  • Vibe: flirty

2. Sunshine Cuties by Harajuku Lovers

Harajuku Lovers Summer Cuties

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  • Smells like: each is a little different, ranging from “Love” with hints of nectarine and lemon blossom to “Music” with hints of tiger orchid and jasmine petals
  • Vibe: carefree

3. L’Air du Temps by Nina Ricci

L'Air du Temps by Nina Ricci

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  • Smells like: iris, sandalwood, and gardenia
  • Vibe: modern

4. Be Delicious by DKNY

Be Delicious by DKNY

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  • Smells like: grapefruit, apricot, and jasmine
  • Vibe: fresh

5. Betsey Johnson by Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson Perfume

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  • Smells like: pear, grapefruit, and tangerine
  • Vibe: playful

6. Oscar Violet by Oscar de la Renta

Oscar Violet by Oscar de la Renta

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  • Smells like: dark chocolate, cinnamon, and citrus
  • Vibe: sensual

7. Glam Princess by Vera Wang

Glam Princess by Vera Wang

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  • Smells like: honey, vanilla, and orchid
  • Vibe: pure glamor!

8. Feérie by Van Cleef and Arpels

Feerie by Van Cleef and Arpels

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  • Smells like: violet, red berries, and Egyptian jasmine
  • Vibe: whimsical

9. Organza by Givenchy

organza by Givenchy

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  • Smells like: honeysuckle, amber, and iris
  • Vibe: elegant

10. Délices by Cartier

delices by Cartier

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  • Smells like: bergamot, pink pepper, freesia
  • Vibe: exotic

So, what are your favorites?

Tell me what your favorite scent is! I personally love the scent of Lola and the aesthetic of Feérie the most. Does the bottle you’d most want to have on display contain the perfume with your favorite scent?  Did I leave any of your favorite beautiful bottles off of the list? Make sure to leave a comment and tell us your thoughts!

Posted on on September 7, 2010 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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40 Responses to “Top 10 Prettiest Perfume Bottles (& a Bit About the Scents Inside)”

  1. 1
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    How is Daisy by Marc Jacobs NOT here? It has such an epic bottle.
    Love the post anyway though <3

  2. 2
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    I LOVE Betsy Johnson’s perfume. I’ve been using it for the past 2 years, and I always get compliments on it.
    Great post :)

  3. 3
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I have both Lola and Daisy, and they both suit my personality and my boyfriend loves both! Daisy is more of a day scent, and Lola is more sultry.

  4. 4
    September 7th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Love this post! Try for cheap perfume. That’s where I normally get mine. The only thing is it might not come with the original box, but that’s no big deal.

  5. 5
    September 7th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Oooh! Lola by Marc Jacob looks like it smells divine!

  6. 6
    September 7th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Vera Wang Princess will forever be nearest to my heart. Glam Princess doesn’t seem to be nearly as good. Guess an original will always come out on top in my book.

  7. 7
    September 7th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Ooh I’ve love to try out Feérie by Van Cleef and Arpels, not only is the bottle beautiful, the smell and vibe sounds like what I’m looking for!

    Although, I’m not sure anything can beat my Very Irresistible by Givenchy perfume, the bottle is clean and simple and the smell is lovely. Favourite by far! xx

  8. 8
    September 7th, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    my favorite perfume right now is YSL’s Parisienne.. The bottle is very simple, but it’s so vintage at the same time.. I feel all sorts of 70’s glamor when i spritz it on :). One of my favorite bottles though is Versace’s Bright Crystal. It’s TOO cute!! And Harajuku Lovers’ Love.. ahhhh <33 lol

  9. 9
    September 7th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    My favourite scent is Miss Dior Cherìe, the orange one. It’s just so pretty, and it has such a cute commercial (directed by Sofia Coppola). Just gorgeous.
    By the way, I also love Carolina Herrera’s CH, Dior Addict 2 and Paco Rabbanne’s Black XS among others.
    I have always wanted to buy Feérie, the bottle is just perfect!

  10. 10
    September 7th, 2010 at 2:40 pm

    I don’t even understand how the Nina Ricci bottle is a bottle… (although the image in this post looks different from the click-through).

    I’m surprised Lolita Lempicka isn’t here, but Lola by Marc Jacobs is definitely the cutest. (I agree that Daisy should be up there too, haha.)

    The Van Cleef and Arpels one is so elegant!

  11. 11
    September 7th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Daisy is one of my favorites, it makes me feel so special, free, young, playful …and boys like it. A lot ; )

    I also own lola, which smells a bit ‘harder’ than daisy, so I use it in winter times.

    My top 3: Daisy (as mentioned), Romance by Ralph Lauren and COCO Mademoiselle

    I usually prefer fresh, light perfumes, because I hate it when I can smell someone who just pass me by on the street. I believe perfume should be something privet and sensual.

  12. 12
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Lola is awesome!! But my favorite of all time (think this was already mentioned?) is Ralph Lauren Romance. Such a classic. Also, Light Blue, Miss Dior Cherie… I like having things to go with my moods!

  13. 13
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    I love Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf…not only does it smell absolutely luscious, but the bottle is shaped like an adorable pink grenade!

  14. 14
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Im totally in love with Lola! It became my signature scent the day it hit stores :)

  15. 15
    September 7th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    my all time fave perfume is daisy by marc jacobs. not only is the bottle very pretty with daisies as the lid.. it also smells AMAZING! if your looking for a boho vibe scent this ones for you. it smells like a field of daisies.. obviously. perfect summertime scent.

  16. 16
    September 7th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    i love almost all of these cutesy bottles, except for #3, which in my opinion looks too masculine to be a perfume bottle; looks more like cologne.

  17. 17
    September 7th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    My favourite is Marc Jacobs’ Daisy! I’ve worn it almost every day for over a year now and I’m not stopping any time soon. :)

  18. 18
    September 7th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Joining the ranks to say Daisy is my all time favorite perfume…closely followed by Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy. I won’t lie, I also use my old J.Lo Glow perfume all the time, it smells so fresh and clean.

  19. 19
    September 8th, 2010 at 5:11 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE Lolita Lempicka

    The bottle reminds me of an apple but it smells like Heaven!

  20. 20
    September 8th, 2010 at 8:10 am

    L’air du temps by Nina Ricci is amazing! It smells so soothing and calming to me – It’s my safety scent for tests or whenever I need to calm down.

    But my signature scent is Victor&Rolf’s Flowerbomb. It’s the perfect blend of girly, grown up, sweet and sultry.

  21. 21
    September 8th, 2010 at 9:43 am

    YSL Babydoll is amazing :)

  22. 22
    September 8th, 2010 at 10:29 am

    My favorite perfume and bottle is Hope Pink by Victoria’s Secret. The bottle is a blue peace sign, the scent is “a fresh blend of strawberry and jasmine petals.” I have never been a fan of strawberry scents but I am in love with this perfume, and not just because it has the most amazing bottle ever!

  23. 23
    September 8th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    I love betsey Johnson! I also love miss Dior Cherie and Kenzo Amour indian holi. Currently I’m using guerlain’s my insolence -pretty bottle and an amazing scent!

  24. 24
    September 8th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    J’Adore by Dior, Hanae Mori, and Kenzo Flower are the ones I’ve tried and loved enough to buy again.

  25. 25
    September 9th, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I like the Nina Ricci one based on the bottle. My all time faves are Burberry Brit and D&G Light Blue.

  26. 26
    September 9th, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    No, actually I just love all perfumes and change depending on my mood. The Chanel Chance Eau Tendre is good too.

  27. 27
    September 10th, 2010 at 3:35 am

    I like the Nina Ricci one based on the bottle. My all time faves are Burberry Brit and D&G Light Blue.

  28. 28
    September 11th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    I wear Lolita Lempicka. The bottle is soooooooo pretty and it smells so wonderful. It’s there without being over-powering.

  29. 29
    September 14th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    My current favorite is Victoria’s Secret Noir Tease, the scent is so delicious I’ve had compliments from girls and guys as well. Plus, the bottle’s so glam!

  30. 30
    October 3rd, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    I love Rose the One by Dolce and Gabanna. Kinda pricey but worth every penny. It’s floral and femenine, perfect for day and night, year round.

  31. 31
    October 23rd, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I have the harajuku lovers perfume. mine smells like vanilla! :) I got it as a gift.

  32. 32
    February 23rd, 2011 at 12:52 am

    I love that you included Vera Wang’s perfume! I haven’t tried glam princess just yet but princess is my favorite and a signature scent of mine. The pretty bottle definetly adds to my confidence in the product but it smells just as good as it looks. Great post!

  33. 33
    June 23rd, 2011 at 7:43 am

    What the heck happened to L’air du temps double doves bottle? And if you’re talking about pretty bottles you schould definetly take a look at Lolita Lempicka’s perfumes. The harajaku lover’s one is cute…

  34. 34
    July 9th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    I really like the Victorias Secret Life is Pink collection, the bottlrs are super cute and they all smell amazing.

  35. 35
    September 1st, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    you forgot PURR by katy perry, it has one of the most beautiful bottles ever!!!!

  36. 36
    April 29th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    How is Taylor Swift Wonderstruck is not on here???

  37. 37
    May 28th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    I personally like Lolita Lempicka~ And the bottle is so pretty!!!

  38. 38
    March 9th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I’ve been wearing Chanel Chance (the original one) since it first came out. I love the smell, not overpowering at all but lingers for a very, very long time. I’ve received many compliments on it. I also like the simplicity of the bottle. The packaging doesn’t have to used to sell it. It’s just that good.

  39. 39
    August 21st, 2013 at 3:42 am

    I’ve been buying alot of perfume recently and I really like Purr by Katy Perry’s bottle, not that much of a fan of the scent though :(. I love Lola too! But out of all the perfumes on your list Nina Ricci’s caught my attention most. Well thats all and thanks! Will deff try some of those perfumes out! x

  40. 40
    June 6th, 2014 at 12:49 am

    How is justin beiber not in here!!!

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