Perfumes are probably the most intricately packaged products in the beauty world, making them nothing short of addicting. Just ask photographer Shaira Luna, who has accumulated her fair share of perfume over the years. And as you might expect, she possesses quite the photogenic collection, so if there's anyone we should consult for pretty perfume bottles, it's definitely her.
In fact, she gathered the prettiest bunch so we can all give our vanities a makeover. Take note: most of them not only look good, they smell good, too!
Keep scrolling to see her recommendations!
IMAGE Courtesy of Shaira Luna
1. Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pera Granita, Rustan's Makati
"Every collection needs a Guerlain bottle, in my opinion!" Shaira's first pick therefore goes to this bottle with the brand's iconic Bee Bottle design. "[This scent is] elegant and playful," says the photographer.
2. Bvlgari Rose Goldea, Rustan's Gateway
For a splash of pink on your vanity, Shaira recommends grabbing a bottle of Rose Goldea. "This looks like a miniature sculpture! I normally keep all my perfumes in boxes at the bottom of my dresser, but I display this sometimes because it is quite unusual in a beautiful way."
3. Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien, Rustan's Shangri-la
According to the Annick Goutal website, the Eau d'Hadrien's bottle is knotted by hand. It has a golden ribbon that falls over the glass and bears the fragrance's name. "I love all her perfume bottles for their dainty, classic form," she shares. "They remind me of childhood."
4. Coach Poppy Flower Freesia Blossom, Rustan's Shangri-la
Not good at taking care of plants? Well consider this as a worthy substitute. The fake fuschia will definitely stand out and give your vanity a pop of color. "This is a young and fun scent, as the bottle shows," describes Shaira.
IMAGE Courtesy of Shaira Luna
5. Christian Dior Escale à Portofino, Rustan's Shangri-la
The unique texture of this Dior bottle is breathtaking. Shaira shared that it gleams when the light hits it. In her words, "it's a summer scent bottled in another work of art."
6. Guerlain L'Heure Bleue, Greenbelt 5
With L'Heure Bleue, the bottle is as beautiful as the story behind it. Jacques Guerlain chronicled the "suspended hour" between sunset and evening by combining aniseed and bergamot. "I love how this newer bottle has retained an old-timey feel."
7. Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere, Rustan's Shangri-la
For fans of less complicated accents, the photographer recommends this one from Chanel. "There's something about the shape of [its] thick, clear bottle that's really pleasing to the eye. It just looks so clean and minimalist - quite the opposite of the original Chanel No. 5," she explains.
8. Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial, Rustan's Makati
"I own several flankers of Shalimar, but the addition of the pink tassel on this version was such a nice touch." The original design features a black ribbon.
Which ones are you picking up?