Trendspotting: Fragrance Bottles Inspired by Handbags
Purses and perfumes are both emblems of personal style, so it’s no wonder that bottle-makers borrowed style elements from It bags this season, visually connecting the dots between the designer fragrances and their fashion houses:
Marc Jacobs Decadence Eau de Parfum
Appealing to fashion fans looking to expand their fragrance wardrobe, Decadence’s quirky-chic design—inspired by Jacobs’ classic handbag shape—features a luxurious python-print cap, gold chain and silky black tassel. Inside the bottle, top notes of Italian plum, iris and saffron captivate, while Bulgarian rose, jasmine sambac and orris flourish in a lush, indulgent heart. —Kelly Clark
Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Florale Eau de Parfum
Topped with a replica of the distinctive closure on the Bottega Veneta Knot clutch, this floral version of last year’s original Knot parfum is inspired by an Italian garden. Amplified notes of rose and peony are layered with a delicate musk, while mandarin, neroli and lavender exude the Mediterranean vibe of the scent, underscored by the earthiness of cedarwood and tonka beans. —Amy Spurrell
Nina Ricci L’Extase Eau de Parfum
Housed inside a bottle inspired by a couture clutch, this musky Oriental floral is meant for women in tune with their most private desires (the name L’Extase is French for “ecstasy”). The seductive fragrance features two distinct accords: Barely Rose, based on white petals, rose and pink peppercorn; and Musky Shadow, with notes of benzoin Siam and Virginia cedar, musk and amber. —K.C.
Gucci Bamboo Eau de Parfum
Inspired by the sturdy wooden signature of the Gucci fashion house, this spritz evokes the plant’s strength and adaptability, and leaves a soft yet intense impression. Warm notes of deep sandalwood and Tahitian vanilla along with grey amber accords harmonize with Casablanca lily, orange blossom and ylang ylang for a delicate twist. —K.C.