Paulding Farnham, Perfume Bottle for Tiffany & Co, 1893. New York. Gold, agate, yellow sapphires, dementoid garnets, red garnets, and amethyst.
Honey is the thematic scheme of this unique vessel. The agate body suggests the cell-like shape and waxen material of the honeycomb; the diagonal pattern, its texture. The lid’s surface features honeysuckle leaves, honeybees, and bumblebees. This small object was one of the jewels of the Tiffany & Company display at the Chicago Exposition of 1893.
1984 ad for Paco Rabanne’s fragrance, Calandre. That pose of a fur-coated celeb shielding herself from the paparazzi while looking directly at them with heavily shadowed eyes is so 80s, so Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love.
Parfums Lucien Lelong, Lipstick and box, 1935-42. Paris. FIDMmuseum
The French couturierfirst began creating perfumes in 1926 with the introduction of the ABC perfume trio. He clearly understood the potential of diversifying, as he established a Chicago branch almost immediately. Lelong took a personal interest in the appearance of his perfume and cosmetics, often designing the packaging himself. More