by Daniel Pearce
Powder Box, c 1910
by J. M. Fisher
1998 Limited Edition by Lalique
Germany, circa 1930's
1996 Limited Edition
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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.
Welcome to “Djedi” by Baccarat for Guerlain, our 6,000th entry in the IPBA Virtual Museum. “Djedi” is an oriental chypre perfume, created in 1927 by Jacques Guerlain for the company’s 100th anniversary. While we are excited to reach […]
IPBA’s 35th convention will be at the fabulous lakeside resort: Hilton Dallas | Rockwall Lakefront 2055 Summer Lee Drive, Rockwall, Texas The Lone Star Chapter is already planning a wonderful experience for you, deep in the heart of […]
Our 2022 Perfume Bottle Design Competition welcomed an amazing selection of 38 designs submitted from 6 different countries, and ranging in styles from traditional to contemporary, sublime to whimsical, and in a variety of mediums, colors, techniques and […]
On April 30th the Perfume Bottles Auction in conjunction with the International Perfume Bottle Association’s 32nd annual convention in Chicago, IL, topped all previous years results. Enthusiastic online bidders competed with multiple phone and absentee bidders over 188 […]
If you haven’t done it already, it is time to renew your membership. Members who have not renewed by September 30th will not receive the Fall PBQ. Dues continue to be as follows: $55 for US $60 for […]
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 […]