I think we women can be rather superficial creatures. Admit it, we fall for beautiful things and packaging is important. How many times have you caved in.. to get something simply because the exterior was simply too irresistible?

This theory is the same for selecting perfume. The packaging of the fragrance plays a part in our purchase decision.

I wonder if anyone would get the limited edition Guerlain Idylle perfume, with the bottle shaped like a golden tear drop trapped in a unique glass capsule. To smell the perfume in the 18K gold bottle, you gotta shatter the glass! Talk about theatrics!

I have selected 6 fragrances with lovely bottles. Pleasant smelling or not, their designs are so stunning that they deserve to take centrestage.

Lolita Lempicka – L: Feels like the “Little Mermaid” has come alive with the aquamarine bottle and golden shiny bits. Lolita Lempicka fragrance collection is quite focused on creative and beautiful packaging but my favourite of the lot has got to be the L fragrance.

Michael Kors Very Hollywood Sparkling EDT: The bottle is really sparkly, and in a sweet shade of pink. I think this limited edition bottle would appeal to young girls. The scent is apparently bright and crisp with sparkling citrus, mandarin and blackcurrant and Michael Kors intended it to “evoke the budding ingénue of young Hollywood as she takes her first steps onto the red carpet.”

Thierry Mugler Alien: Futuristic and sophisticated – that’s what the Alien fragrance is about. This 2010 Holiday limited edition has golden specks are added on the amethyst casing, and a gold bangle is attached to the bottle.

Lanvin “Marry Me” Perfume: Admittedly, the bottle is simple but the message is strong. Will you say “Yes” if your guy propose with this perfume? This Lanvin fragrance is supposed to be light and cheerful, with refreshing floral scent.

Van Cleef & Arpels Feerie: The Parisian jeweller has its own line of fragrances and the perfume bottle itself is a work of art. With a fairy perched on a branch and the lethal combination of champagne gold and intense blue, the user is brought into fairytale land.  According to reviews, the scent is floral woody and the bottle is probably better than the fragrance!

Estee Lauder Sensuous Vibrant Violet compact: Contrary to rest, this is a solid perfume and the compact container that houses this solid perfume is embellished with gemstones and crystals. The lacquered finish adds the artistic quotient to the limited edition item. I think this perfume is an instant conversation topic!

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