Clear glass with Amber stopper
Frosted yellow figural fish
bottle in silk box c 1918
Bottle by Julian Viard
Black enamel and silver metal
Malachite and Lapis glass
Purse & Miniature
Face powder tin
by California Perfume Company
inspired by the renowned Japanese actress
Bottle by Josef Schmidt
Made by Marathon in 1929-30
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 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!
Time is counting down to our first Virtual Convention, and we want to make sure everyone is comfortable using the Whova convention application. Join us for a practice session! We will: Help you feel comfortable using Zoom Show […]
A tisket, a tasket, what’s in your Easter Basket? There are plenty of bunnies, eggs and chicks, but are they chocolate or perfume?? Come see what’s in our Easter Basket!
The IPBA Perfume Bottles Auction is always a highlight of Convention. The 2021 Perfume Bottles Auction May 1st at 12:00 p.m. will offer an exceptional variety of bottles and vanity items sourced from private collections around the world, […]
Ahoy Mateys! We were ready to “Set Sail for Newport, RI” this year, but the unforeseen happened and we decided to change course for uncharted waters and now we are “Setting Sail for New Horizons” with our first […]
Treasures Found is one of our most popular events at the convention and the 2021 convention will be no different. This event is entertaining, educational, sometimes quite lively, but always interesting. This is the event where our panel […]
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 via several avenues – eBay, auction sites, the internet-at-large […]