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Quartz Bottle

With Exquisite Enamel Decoration

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“Mascotte Phénix”

by Lalique; Limited Edition – 2000

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Austrian Compact

Blue Guilloché With Bird Medallion

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Evans Mesh Purse

With Compact Top

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Czech Atomizer

With Tiara Stopper

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"Chiquita" by Romey

Advertisement - 1946

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French Pli

Black Galalith With Rhinestones and Swan's Down

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Cameo Glass Perfume

With Rubies and Sapphires

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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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Global Zoom With Our Australian Chapter

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WORLDWIDE! Join us for an IPBA Australian and New Zealand Zoom Gathering 0n Saturday July 20th Show and Tell Share your latest Treasure or you Favorite Find Times are: 16:00 (4 pm)  New Zealand […]

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IPBA 37th Annual Convention

SAVE THE DATE April 25 – 27, 2025 IPBA 37th Annual Convention and Perfume Bottle and Vintage Vanity Show & Sale At The Benson Portland   The Benson Portland is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton. It […]

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Dreaming of Latin America?

Have you ever dreamt of touring Latin America? Take a tour with us through Cuba, Mexico, Central and South America with the items in the IPBA Virtual Museum. We have a multitude of items depicting the people and […]

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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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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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2024 HOUSTON NATIONAL ANTIQUE BOTTLE & GLASS CONVENTION & EXPO

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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International Perfume Bottle Association
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