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Dolphin Cameo Glass

by Daniel Pearce

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Vintage Purse

Cloth

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Rembha

Powder Box, c 1910

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Gondola Compact

by J. M. Fisher

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Watch Shaped Bottles

by Guerlain

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"Ondines"

1998 Limited Edition by Lalique

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Art Deco Flapper Atomizer

Germany, circa 1930's

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L’Air du Temps

1996 Limited Edition

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It’s You

1939 Advertisement

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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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