Elegantly bottled perfumes hitting the right notes

Our edit of the superior scents that are just as easy on the eye as they are on the nose, from Celine, Nars and Ormaie

Stacked perfume bottles against a gradient red and yellow background
From top, Papier Carbone, from €190 for 100ml, by Ormaie. Audacious fragrance, £125 for 50ml, by Nars. Cologne Française Eau de Parfum, £175 for 100ml, by Celine.
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Celine

Celine creative director Hedi Slimane has launched the French maison’s first unisex Haute Parfumerie collection. An ode to Parisian life, its 11 fragrances are presented in art deco-esque glass bottles with lacquered black tops, and include Nightclubbing, inspired by Slimane’s partying in Les Bains Douches, and Cologne Française, a perfect blend of the masculine and feminine.

Nars

The first perfume by Nars Cosmetics founder François Nars, Audacious was created with the help of independent French nose Olivia Giacobetti. Featuring contrasting notes of incense smoke and white frangipani, it is intended to be both mysterious and provocative – as is its innovative packaging, a luxuriously weighty black glass bottle that seems to ‘float’ over its clear base.

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Ormaie

Conceived by Ormaie’s founder Baptiste Bouygues in collaboration with French designer Jade Lombard, each of the seven glass bottles in the brand’s debut collection is topped with a different, sculptural beechwood cap in a range of colours. The natural, unisex perfumes include Papier Carbone, which evokes childhood memories of library books and liquorice. 

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