Virtual Museum

Lilac Heart Crown Top



Virtual Museum

Painted Mesh Bag

by Whiting and Davis


Virtual Museum

"Purse Strings" Compact

by Estée Lauder


Virtual Museum

Snowflake Stopper

Czechoslovakian Perfume


Virtual Museum

Art Deco Atomizer

by Weidlich Brothers


Virtual Museum

"Magie" Advertisement

by Lancôme - 1951


Virtual Museum

“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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Has Your Email Address Changed?

Email is one of the most important ways that the IPBA communicates with its members.  We use it for: Monthly eNews newsletters Delivery of the digital Perfume Bottle Quarterlies (PBQs) Your IPBA website login username Membership renewal notices […]

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Portuguese Perfume Exhibition

Portuguese perfume and vanity items from the collection of Afonso Oliveira will be on exhibit at the Museu De Lisboa Palacio Pimenta now through December 2024

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Dreaming of Summer Fruit?

It won’t be long now before fresh summer fruits start appearing at farmer’s markets and roadside stands.  And you’d be surprised at the fresh summer fruits that we have in our Virtual Museum – we’re talking grapes, apples, […]

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Our Virtual Museum is Amazingly International!

As befits an organization calling itself the International Perfume Bottle Association, our Virtual Museum of over 9,500 items is amazingly international – with representation from 36 countries!

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June Global Zoom Meeting

Welcome, Bonjour, Benvenuta, Bem-vindo, Bienvenida OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! To IPBA’s Global Zoom Gathering Theme: SWING INTO SUMMER WITH YOUR LATEST TREASURE June 22 9 am Pacific, 11 am Central, Noon Eastern US 5 pm UK & Portugal 6 […]

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The FOHBC 2024 Houston National Antique Bottle & Glass Exposition will be hosted by the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. Brought to you by Peach Ridge Collections, LLC.

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Why Join IPBA?

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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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?

To get the right information so that you can identify, insure, sell or simply appreciate your bottle you should become an educated consumer by researching your bottle or collection.  That can be done via several avenues – reference […]

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