Guest Contribution by Doya Karolini
Curves are feminine, no doubt. And just like a tear drop can define a single moment in time, a curvy bottle that keeps -almost mystically- a certain precious fluid, like a magnificent perfume, can definitely define many such moments in a woman’s life. And that is exactly what Guerlain wanted: a rain drop formed bottle for one of its female perfumes, “Idylle”. Unique as a tear drop and precious as rain.
Ora Ito, very well known for his influential designs and the awards won, made it jump off the paper onto store shelves, by encapsuling what he calls “simplexity” creating the illusion of simplicity for objects with a complex purpose. And then, although his work was done, he decided to sketch one more bottle, identical to the one used massively by Guerlain, but this time not of glass. This 18 K gold bottle with the precious Baccarat details was sold to a collector, but can be purchased, if ordered directly to Guerlain, by all willing to pay 30,000 euros to obtain 100% inspiration.
But there is indeed a tricky part in this: those who will receive it, will not be able to actually smell the perfume, locked in it. Because in order to do so, there is no other way, but to break the bottle.