The “Must Read”: Glamour Icons
If you love fragrance bottle design as much as we do, you’ll want to search out this vintage book on the subject by renowned flacon designer Marc Rosen. He was one of the first designers to ever write a book on the subject explaining the intricate process of his profession. Not only does he conduct a thorough survey of the biggest names and most famous bottles throughout the history of perfume bottle design, he shares his rare insight and stories of them. Conceived and written by the seven-time FiFi Award winner (the Oscars of the perfumery world), Marc looks at perfume bottle design as an art form. You’ll instantly have a new appreciation for the bottles in your own personal collection.
Think of perfume bottles as “small pieces of glass architecture”, as he calls them. You’ll trace the creative process from sketches and models, to working with glass manufacturers and developing logos, colours, graphics and even counter displays. Classic Hollywood fans will be delighted to hear Rosen’s never published stories of his work with Elizabeth Taylor along with Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera and Joan Rivers. There’s even a conversation with former Vogue editor Hamish Bowles who is now at Architectural Digest magazine.
What makes this book unique is that it not only gives you a historical overview of perfume bottles and their place in history, it offers insider stories and views from someone who designs them. A ‘must read’ for any true fragrance enthusiast.