Pair of Antique Crystal Perfume bottles

$213

Gorgeous pair of perfume bottles with hinged lids and stoppers. Marked 1908

Dimensions – Approx. 15cm high & 11cm

 

 

 Gift Idea

Gift an antique perfume bottle along with your beloved’s favourite scent.

Did you know that the scent centre of the brain is located right by our memory centre, which might explain a little as to why the mere whiff of a scent transports us in time. As it did for French author Marcel Proust.

“… I carried to my lips a spoonful of the tea in which I had let soften a bit of madeleine. But at the very instant when the mouthful of tea mixed with cake crumbs touched my palate, I quivered, attentive to the extraordinary thing that was happening inside me.”

This seminal passage in literature, so famous in fact, that it has its own name: the Proustian moment — a sensory experience that triggers a rush of memories often long past, or even seemingly forgotten. For Proust , who penned the legendary lines in his 1913 novel, “À la recherche du temps perdu,” it was the soupçon of cake in tea that sent his mind reeling.

But according to biologists, it was Proust’s nose that was really at work.

 

 Disclaimer - All of our vintage pieces are in good working condition (unless noted otherwise) and show patina consistent with age, which adds to their beauty and character and is not considered a defect.

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