History and Heritage: the Emblematic Flacons from Houbigant Paris

With a history spanning more than 4 centuries, Houbigant Paris has made its mark on the world of perfumery thanks to its talented perfumers throughout the ages. But this excellence is not limited to its exceptional olfactory compositions. Houbigant Paris also pays particular attention to preserving its French heritage and know-how, notably through its emblematic bottles. Far from being mere containers, these artistic creations, veritable jewels of design, bear witness to a wealth of history and a deep attachment to the company's fundamental values.

The Houbigant legacy in the Collection Privée

Enrico Donati

To illustrate this commitment to preservation, the Collection Privée bottle, designed by Enrico Donati, perfectly embodies this approach. Donati, a surrealist painter and sculptor, was also the husband of the last direct descendant of the Houbigant family. Its unique design, inspired by the original Quelques Fleurs bottle, illustrates not only the elegance and refinement of the house, but also its attachment to its artistic and family roots.

the original Quelques Fleurs bottle

This sober, refined bottle showcases such exceptional fragrances as Quelques Fleurs L'Original, Quelques Fleurs Royale, Quelques Fleurs Jardin Secret, Essence Rare, Mon Boudoir and La Belle Saison. Every harmonious curve, every meticulous detail tells a story, the story of a family passionate about perfumery and determined to perpetuate an ancestral savoir-faire. 

Quelques Fleurs Royale


 

René Lalique and Houbigant: a timeless artistic collaboration

René Lalique

Another notable example of this heritage preservation is the crystal bottle of the Collection Royale, launched in 2010. This modern design pays tribute to an original bottle from the early 20th century, designed and manufactured by René Lalique. Lalique, famous for its creations in glass and crystal, has combined creativity and technical skill to create pieces of exceptional quality.

original bottle from the early 20th century

This crystal bottle from the Collection Royale is a true work of art, a crystal sculpture with pure, elegant lines that highlight the sophistication and rarity of the fragrances it contains. Every facet, every meticulous detail testifies to René Lalique's virtuosity and deep respect for ancestral glassmaking techniques. Its design is inspired by the timeless codes of Art Deco, while incorporating innovative manufacturing techniques. Houbigant has thus preserved the heritage of René Lalique while reinterpreting it with a modern touch, demonstrating its ability to perpetuate the art of perfumery in all its splendor. Today, the Collection Royale includes such prestigious fragrances as Fougère Royale, Bois Mystique and Figuier Noir

Bois Mystique

 


Baccarat and Houbigant: The Art of Crystal in the Service of Perfumery

Le Parfum Idéal

This French excellence is also evident in the Collection Les Matières, unveiled in 2012. The bottle for this collection was inspired by that of the Le Parfum Idéal, designed and produced by Baccarat for the 1900 Universal Exhibition. This French institution, founded in 1764, is renowned for its exceptional quality crystals and collector's items. At the Exposition Universelle, Baccarat dazzled the world with its creations, and this tradition of innovation continues today through the bottles in the Collection Les Matières by Houbigant, which includes Orangers en Fleurs, Iris des Champs, Pivoine Souveraine and Pétales de Magnolia. These bottles are carefully designed to reflect the sophistication of these unique olfactory compositions.

Orangers en Fleurs bottle

 


Houbigant Quelques Fleurs L'Original: an Iconic Perfume and Bottle

 

Quelques Fleurs L'Original

 

Houbigant has redesigned this bottle with a theme of sculpted petals in frosted or transparent French glass. The silhouette of the bottle, with its delicate curves and engraved floral motifs, reflects the spirit of the Belle Époque and meticulous attention to detail. Decorated with touches of gold and delicate engravings, this bottle has become a timeless symbol of Houbigant's innovation and refinement.

 

Beyond Perfume: Houbigant Paris bottles as Works of Art

Houbigant Paris not only creates exceptional fragrances thanks to its talented noses. Houbigant Paris is also committed to preserving its history and French savoir-faire through bottles that are thoughtfully designed to pass on a cultural and artisanal heritage. Each bottle is a window onto several centuries of history, embodying French excellence and refinement.

In addition to their primary function of containing unique fragrances, these bottles are living testimonies to the House's rich past. They capture the spirit of the eras they traverse, while illustrating the evolution of French glassmaking art and technique. By collaborating with renowned artists and craftsmen, Houbigant Paris maintains a precious link between tradition and innovation.

Thus, through its bottles, Houbigant Paris tells a story of art, passion and tradition, making each creation a truly timeless treasure.

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