Sunday, February 07, 2010
I only had a handful of these lovely Chanel style Brosse bottles from France. Most of them were given away as gifts with custom perfume inside. The last couple of bottles managed to get filled with Oshiba and Serj eaux de parfum and placed on Etsy as an incentive to buy beautifully packaged perfume, in bottles that are meant to be kept a lifetime, at a price that places them at the lower end of the Natural Botanical Perfume pricing scale, and just in time for Valentines (run on sentence with a steep sales pitch included). These little guys, about 8-9 mls each, are simply elegant. I have other Brosse bottles, half a dozen, that I'm saving up for the next big parfum launch -- when, I don't know. But the first 6 out of the gate are going to be offered in the other French flacons, and are more appropriate for the whole look and feel of The Scented Djinn. Getting these bottles is difficult. There are only a few people who have the opportunity to purchase in amounts less than the required 10,000 minimum, but a number of beautifully designed Brosse bottles in numbers less than 10,000 have fallen into their hands and they're more than happy to distribute them to a favored few. Most successful Natural Botanical Perfumers WON'T share their bottle suppliers, especially if they've managed to find something no one else is using. That's ok. Everyone is entitled to their trade secrets.