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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Lancome Opalescent Glass Perfume Presentations

Lancome introduced "Melisande" in 1954, a beautiful figural bottle of a standing lady made up of pink tinted opalescent glass. This luxury presentation was used for various perfumes and was designed by Georges Delhomme.
"...contained in a frosted crystal bottle representing the beautiful Melisande with long hair: art object exquisitely.."

photo by Rago Arts

In 1958, in order to commemorate the launch of Sputnik, Lancome introduced two Georges Delhomme designed "Spoutnik" limited edition perfume presentations, one was a blue tinted opalescent glass moon faced purse flacon for the perfume Magie. This bottle was also used for other perfumes. Only 100 bottles were manufactured.And teh second bottle was shaped like a crescent moon with a smiling face also in blue tinted opalescent glass attached to a cobalt glass base, this too was a limited edition of only 100 examples and was used for various perfumes.

photo by Perfume Bottles Auctions

photo from flickr

All three of these presentations are very rare to find, and can command high prices when up for auction.

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