Discontinued Perfume: the Long-Lost Scent 
Sunday, March 14, 2010, 10:10 PM
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If you are thinking about investing in the rarest of things, then you should probably think about looking into buying a discontinued perfume. Obviously, its fragrance reminds of the past, which is antique and outmoded. As long as you like the fragrance of your discontinued perfume, it does not matter what others may think, and if you buy the right kind of perfume you may recognize as a man that wears long-lost scent, which is highly attractive and sensuous.

Today, the market is flooded with thousands of branded perfumes blending with gentle spray of rare expensive discontinued perfumes tailored to the contemporary society in terms of fashion and taste. Generally, discontinued perfumes are specifically created for each part of the body. These perfumes are highly seductive and can be use to attract the opposite sex. Researchers have established that the discontinued perfume can enhance the desire for the physical love, appetite, and most interestingly it can sharpen the mind as well.

The popularity of the discontinued perfume revealed dates back when Egyptians and Romans extensively used various types of perfumes in many ways: diluted in bath water, stirred with wine, eaten on a sugar lump and many more. Discontinued perfumes are mainly found in antique containers that reminiscence the existence traditional fashion in the contemporary.

It is quite obvious that the cost of the discontinued perfume is expensive, since it is considered as the reminder of times past. If you collect the discounted perfume from an online antique shop; you can get it at a much cheaper price. Such a shop is an ideal place to know various types of discontinued perfumes and how you can use them despite the fact they may not be popular among major classes of the society. So, browse an online antique shop to purchase the discontinued perfume, you will surely be identified as a long-lost scent man in your locality.
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Vintage Perfume Bottles 
Saturday, February 13, 2010, 07:50 PM
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An interesting video here from Martha's Vineyard in the USA:

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The Secret to Successful Vintage Perfume Bottles Collecting 
Sunday, January 24, 2010, 09:24 PM
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Ask around and you will know that most women have a huge collection of perfumes and fragrances. They have become such an essential part of our lives that many of us will not step out of the house without first dabbing a few drops of our favorite scent. However, do not be surprised if many people buy perfume not for the contents but for the beautiful bottles themselves! While pretty perfume bottles are aplenty, it is the antique perfume bottle that is most sought after. Given the unique history, artwork and precision of each antique piece, some collectors will not hesitate to fork out several thousand dollars just for it!

Archeologists have discovered intricate perfume bottles within the tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs, and it is believed that Egyptians were the first to incorporate fragrances and perfume into their cultural rituals. The most diverse materials, like gold, hard stones, glasses of colors and others had been used by the Egyptians to keep their perfumes. But the most used ones were made of alabaster that the neighbor desert of Libya provided them with.

The use of glass to create antique perfume bottles was not utilized until 1500 B.C. To possess a glass perfume bottle was quite an honor in those days as they were reserved for the wealthy. Perfume was used on a regular basis during ancient times in Rome, Greece and Venice, giving rise to various perfume bottle creations. Glass perfume bottles were created in England during the 16th century, followed by the emergence of Murano glassblowers during the 17th century. The Americas did not catch wind of the perfume bottle until the mid-1700s when the importation of these objects from England started.

It was not until the 18th century that perfume bottle designs were taken seriously. In the 1800s, designers in New England started to experiment with different colors, sizes and shapes, creating a myriad of beautiful antique perfume bottles that we see today. One designer even came up with a perfume bottle that resembled the Liberty Bell in 1876! Throughout the 1900s, collectors grouped perfume bottles by styles. As a collector, you may have come across styles and designs like the Steuban, Imperial, Victorian, Art Deco and Art Nouveau (glistening colors).

There are a wide variety of styles, cuts, and colors to select from when you are looking for the ideal antique perfume bottle to add to your collection. While lovely hand-painted scenes were prevalent on bottles in the early 1900s, gold details were used extensively on perfume bottles created during the Victorian era. Because some of the perfume bottles were small and so exquisite, they could even double up as a piece of jewelry. In fact, perfume bottles were extremely fashionable as decorations and enhancements during the 1880s.

There is a rich and interesting history behind each antique perfume bottle. Just invest a little bit of time to learn about the tips of choosing the right bottles and you will be on your way to a rewarding hobby!

by Serene Jones
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