Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Vintage Deco Bottle of COTY CHYPRE

In Bottles > Perfume Bottles > Show & Tell.
Bottles1563 of 3053What a beautiful pair of...?jim beam glass bottle
4
Love it
1
Like it

aghcollectaghcollect loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
flowerroseflowerrose loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 loves this.
fhrjr2fhrjr2 likes this.
See 3 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

Bootson
(72 items)

Vintage bottle of the original COTY CHYPRE
Extra Large 3.4 ounce bottle
'COTY 11' is moulded in the bottle's base

I know little about and have only a little interest in perfume, so the fact that I picked this up is a testament to my "packratishness" and the power that seeing things out of context can have.
I was poking around in a friends shop/garage, everything there looked like it hadn't been touched in a long, long time, when this clean little bottle miraculously grabbed my attention. It looked so odd sitting there on that dust covered table saw that I decided to take it home.
I did a quick check on the internet and was surprised at what I found. Next time I run across some old perfume I'll take a second look.

I no longer have this bottle but I thought I would post it here, in hopes that someone can provide more information about it. I never did find the exact same bottle to compare it to, most were much smaller.

If you can read the "instructions" on the back of the bottle they might explain why some of the "old ladies" I remember as a little kid smelled "that way". Not just them but everything they owned.

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

Comments

  1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
    I can't give you a love on this.........I remember smelling those old ladies from 100 yards away with no headwind.
  2. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    A spectacular find, Bootson! The size and shape of the bottle are unusual, the EDT seems little discolored, and the condition of the labels is remarkable indeed. The Art Nouveau label is magnificent! I am surprised that you could part with this, though I have no doubt that whomever acquired it is thrilled that you did. miKKo
  3. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    fhrjr2,
    They just wanted everything to smell nice. At least you had an "early warning system" so you could be on your Ps & Qs.

  4. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    miKKoChristmas11,
    The lady that picked it up was pretty happy about it. She said it was the only perfume her husband didn't have a "reaction" to.
  5. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    Thanks, BELLIN68, miKKoChristmas11 & fhrjr2
  6. flowerrose flowerrose, 2 years ago
    Awesome - shame I wasn't near you I would have glady taken it from your hands - smell and all!!

    Beautiful bottle and design. Love it!!

    Coty was first to introduce bottle design into the perfume market. He revolutionised the way perfume was presented and sold. "L'Origan" and "Chypre de Coty" were known as his two masterpieces. Until he arrived on the scene perfume was generally blended at chemists and poured into plain glass medicine bottles. Later decanted at home into a crystal decorative bottle for dressing table.

    After he showed up perfume was marketed in individual designed bottles (often great glassmakers of the time) and sold individually - making the bottle as much the focus as the perfume inside.
  7. Bootson Bootson, 2 years ago
    flowerrose,

    Thanks for the interesting history, you are beginning to make me wish I still had it. :)
  8. flowerrose flowerrose, 2 years ago
    Ooops sorry! :-) lol.
    I am sure the person who has it now is in love with it.
    I can't yet bring myself to part with any of my vintage perfumes - even though some of them the smell is yuck - maybe when I find better replacements!
  9. VolDeNuit, 2 years ago
    Beautiful, congratulations on your find.
    Coty's CHYPRE is one of Coty's most sought-after perfume releases - I'm very certain the lucky recipient of your bottle is thrilled!

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.