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Vintage Perfume

Vintage Perfume
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To be considered 'vintage', the perfume must be created from a previous decade and emulate the culture of that time. Whether it's the roaring twenties in the high time of prosperity and the creation of Chanel No.5 to represent the modern woman or it's the 80s when potent scents are at the forefront with perfumes like Calvin Klein's Obsession. Each decade can be understood by the perfume that was released and the emotional connection it might evoke-it could be a place, person or event. And this is why vintage perfumes are important keepsakes.

What makes vintage perfume bottles so trendy

Each perfume bottle will have an intricate and specific design, that can become ornaments and decorations for bedrooms and bathrooms. Do you keep bottles even when you've used all the perfume? Then you're not alone! Keeping the bottle as a treasure can help to remind you of its memory.

Vintage perfume bottles are especially trendy, as the allure goes beyond their function of holding the fragrances but are often mini masterpieces that are symbols of art and talented craftsmanship

Vintage perfumes for men 

Vintage fragrances for men are often filled with rich, musky and woody notes, that encapsulate the essence of classic masculinity and sophistication. They also usually incorporate traditional aromatic components, such as tobacco and amber-creating a strong foundation for notable scent. Timeless examples include Dior Eau Sauvage, which is a legendary scent in the fragrance industry. Known for its bold and leathery accent, it combines fresh notes with an earthy base that evokes a daring masculinity.

The Versace Dylan Blue is an ideal alternative to Dior Eau Sauvage and is a powerhouse fragrance from the luxurious, Italian brand. The perfume is a bold scent that encapsulates masculinity. You will smell the sensual scents of the Mediterranean with earthy and citrusy olfactory notes, enveloped with black paper, mineral musk and incense. It is bottled in a rich dark blue with gold-tone accents, making it an excellent addition to your dressing table.

Or choose our Versace mini gift set to get involved with the vintage perfume trend across multiple designs. The 5ml miniature trio collection contains three of the most popular Versace fragrances, including Versace Eros, Versace Dylan Blue and Versace Man, where each of the bottles can individually stand the test of time. With a mixture of blues and gold, these bottles are mini works of art themselves.

Vintage perfumes for women

Characterised with floral and opulent notes, vintage perfumes for women are glamorous and feminine. They tell stories of romance and sophistication, where the powdery scents have notes of rose and jasmine. Iconic examples include Chanel No.5, one of the most famous perfumes of all time with its bold expression. It is the heart of elegance.

For the epitome of femininity, The Chloé Eau de Parfum by Chloé is a floral perfume that embodies a free-spirited, elegant and chic woman who defines her life by her own rules. This is a modern interpretation of vintage glamour, which has base notes of warm amber and cedarwood, with a botanical richness to complement the floral heart tones of the Damascena rose. And the bottle is the perfect, elegant feature to add to your getting-ready station with its baby pink shade and delicate bow-the image of sophistication.

If you're looking for a perfume bottle that is louder with a retro twist, then opt for Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette fragrance. This scent is classic and pure, with a signature quality which gives it a vintage quality. Transporting you to a place that is optimistic and playful, it is infused with notes of succulent wild berries and soft white violets that will leave your scent lingering for all to notice. Inspired by its name, the daisy on the bottle is the embodiment of vintage charm and will be a decoration for your bedside table.

Vintage perfumes under £25

Vintage does not necessarily mean expensive, and at Fragrance Direct we have a range of fragrances for men and women that fit the vintage perfume bottle trend whilst being affordable. Try the Versace Red Jeans Eau de Toilette. Originally launched in 1994, it is a classic fragrance from Versace at just £15.00. The blend of floral and fruity notes of peach, nectarine, rose and lily of the valley encompass the characteristics of a vintage perfume. And the perfume bottle's bold red design with the iconic Versace logo engraving, will be sure to stand the test of time.

For a more masculine alternative, choose the Nino Cerruti 1881 Pour Homme Eau de Toilette. With it's opening top notes of rose, berry and spices, flowing into blackberry extract atop a smooth base of sandalwood and musk, this is the ultimate affordable vintage perfume. The exquisite engraving of 1881 on the bottle, for the year in which the perfumer's grandfather established their family textile mil in Italy, is a perfect homage to the eras before.

Looking for your next fragrance?

Browse our huge range of fragrances and perfumes online, and discover your next perfect scent. Also, don't forget to explore our blog for extra tips and advice on the top trending scents and the ultimate gift guides.

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