by Daniel Pearce
Powder Box, c 1910
by J. M. Fisher
1998 Limited Edition by Lalique
Germany, circa 1930's
1996 Limited Edition
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!
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.
One of our annual convention events is Treasures Found, where our panel of experts reviews items submitted either in advance or in person, and seeks to identify the item and answer the submitter’s questions. We are NOW accepting […]
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 […]
Porcelain bottle depicts Cupid at his grinder in front of a fountain with a mask face. At the bottom is a black spotted dog with his red collar. The porcelain bottle and stopper with brass fittings has a […]
Remember cherubs? Those cute, chubby little winged fellows that used to be a ubiquitous theme in the decorative arts? Well, perfumes and vanity items have been decorated with their share of cherubs over the years, so come listen […]
We are delighted and honored to welcome Erin Parsons As our Keynote Speaker for the 2023 Dallas convention
Do you have perfume bottles or vanity items that you are interested in selling? The PERFUME BOTTLES AUCTION, organized by renowned specialist Ken Leach, is the official auction of the International Perfume Bottle Association’s annual convention. This auction […]
Previous Winners (left to right): 2016 (tie) Domingo Navales for “Octopus” and Gregoris Komodromas for “Aphrodite”; 2017 Paul Mabe for “Trillium”; 2018 Elaine Hyde for “Black and Blue”; 2019 Gustavo Santana; 2021 Anna Boothe for “Laurel Berry”; 2022.Gustavo […]
The IPBA is looking for 2023 Raffle Donations for our Dallas, Texas Show! Please help with this wonderful annual convention fund raiser by providing “something special” for this event. The funds generated by this event support the […]
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 […]
IPBA 35th Annual Convention Preliminary Schedule of Events* ALL TIMES are USA Central Time: WEDNESDAY – APRIL 26, 2023 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Grab & Go Breakfast 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Optional Tour – Grapevine, Texas: […]
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 […]