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Lilac Heart Crown Top



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Painted Mesh Bag

by Whiting and Davis


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"Purse Strings" Compact

by Estée Lauder


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Snowflake Stopper

Czechoslovakian Perfume


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Art Deco Atomizer

by Weidlich Brothers


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"Magie" Advertisement

by Lancôme - 1951


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“Vallée des Rois”

by L. T. Piver


Virtual Museum

Art Deco Atomizer

c 1930's


Welcome to the beautiful
world of vintage
Perfume Bottles
& Vanity Items

Every collector is on a quest.

But in the glittery (and sometimes gritty) world of vintage perfume bottles and vanity items, there are thousands of treasures to uncover.  Each has a tale to tell and a chapter to add to your own story. Whether your curiosity is new or knowledgeable, we are all here to show and share in the delights and discoveries of our pursuits of perfume packaging and the lifestyles that started it all.

We are a collection of collectors.

We are the world’s foremost association devoted to the education, promotion, and collection of perfume bottles and vanity items. We’re glad you’re here. Explore our site! Become a member (with benefits)! Join our enthusiastic conversations about collecting and curating these beautiful bits of history. Happy hunting!

Our Mission:

The purpose of the International Perfume Bottle Association is to provide information and education about all aspects of perfume and scent bottles, compacts, purses, ephemera, and other related vanity items, including researching their uses, history, manufacture, and significance; to promote collecting of these items; and to promote fellowship among its members and outreach to other collectors.

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Online Convention Registration is Open!

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Would you like to … Learn more about your collection?  Become a more discriminating buyer?  Meet others with your collecting passion?  Learn how to care for and display your collection?  If so, this is the place!

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Are You a Perfume or Vanity Item Vendor?

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2024 Perfume Bottle Design Competition Now Open!

Previous Winners above (left to right): 2016 (tie) Domingo Navales for “Octopus” and Gregoris Komodromas for “Aphrodite”; 2017 Paul Mabe for “Trillium”; 2018 Elaine Hyde for “Black and Blue”; 2019 Gustavo Santana for “Blue Ice”; 2021 Anna Boothe […]

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View a Perfume Bottle Quarterly Sample

One of the benefits of IPBA membership is the Perfume Bottle Quarterly (aka the PBQ).  While our archives of 35 years of PBQ issues is for members-only, we’re providing here a sample of our award-winning PBQ for non-members […]

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What Is It? What’s It Worth?

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