IPBA Youthful Fantasies Brought to Life

It’s no secret that vendors of perfume and vanity items play upon our fantasies.  This is an occasional series of articles on various youthful fantasies that are explored through perfume bottles and vanity items.

If your collection includes an item that applies to these themes, please submit them to our Virtual Museum, and we will add them to these pages.  See Submission Guidelines.

Dreaming of Visiting Paris?

Have you ever dreamt of traveling to see the sights of Paris? This is definitely a fantasy as we cannot currently travel due to the pandemic. How about time travel to Paris in the 1920’s? Paris after WW […]

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My Valentine

Did you ever wish that cute boy or girl in your class would notice you?  Or would ask to be your Valentine?  Or wish that your significant other would gift you with a perfume or vanity item Valentine?  […]

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Dancing the Night Away

Did you ever dream of being a ballerina? Or dancing in the New Year at a ball? Unfortunately with the pandemic, we were not able to go to parties and dance in the New Year for 2021. However […]

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Dreaming of a White Christmas?

Boys and girls of all ages (from 1 to 99) have a lot of fantasies and expectations around Christmas and the winter holidays. There is skiing; sledding; decorating the tree and the house; wrapping presents; baking cookies; caroling; […]

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Sounds and Perfumes Swirl in the Evening Air

Passion can be inspired by both music and perfume. Many perfume bottles, presentations, and perfume advertisements play upon a musical theme. Instruments depicted include pianos, violins, cellos, harps, drums, cymbals, guitar, trumpet, accordion, and more … Did you […]

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Can Bugs be Beautiful?

Were you ever fascinated by bugs as a child? Have you ever stared in wonder at the beautiful patterns on a butterfly’s wings, or the iridescence of the wings of a dragonfly or cicada? Well, a surprising number […]

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The Deep Blue Sea

Many the youth has dreamed of being a marine biologist, catching “the big one”, exploring coral reefs, being a sea captain, or hearing the siren song of a mermaid.  The following examples from our Virtual Museum explore how […]

Explore the deep blue sea ...

The Sky is the Limit!

Many a youth has dreamed of studying the stars or exploring space. The following examples from our Virtual Museum explore how perfumes and vanity items play upon these fantasies.

Explore the universe ...

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