From now on, Russian manufacturers and suppliers of perfumery and cosmetic products do not need to travel to France or run around to different museums to see collections of stylish perfume bottles.
In July of this year, Marina Vladimirovna Korosteleva, a resident of Moscow, Deputy Secretary General of the Russian Association for International Cooperation (RAMS), and President of the Franco-Russian partnership, donated more than 100 duplicates from her unique collection of original perfume bottles to the Moscow Private Museum of Packaging (an article on collecting bottles for perfumery will be published in one of the next issues of the Container and Packaging magazine).
The designs of most of these bottles were created in the twentieth century by order of such famous French perfume companies as Coty, Chanel, Dior, Rochas, Nina Ricci, Givenchy, etc. Famous artists such as Marc Lalique, Garouste, Bonetti, Jacques Guerlain, Pablo Picasso, and Salvador Dali worked on many of these bottles.
Most of the bottles created for famous French perfume companies become artifacts and real works of applied art even before they are bought!
These bottles will effectively complement the museum’s collection of packaging and labels for perfumery products produced in Russia by perfume companies in the 19th – early 20th centuries. They will take an honored position in the Museum of Packaging and will delight visitors.
These bottles are of interest to Russian perfumers, designers working with perfumery and cosmetic products, university and college students studying in fields related to the technology and design of packaging production, and of course, to the general public.
The Museum of Packaging and the Container and Packaging magazine will include this collection in their program of traveling exhibitions and will be able to showcase it at different exhibition sites in Moscow and the Russian regions.
By the way, in Russia the original bottle for the Severny cologne by Brocard was created by the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich at the beginning of the 20th century! This bottle turned out to be a “long-liver”. At the Novaya Zarya factory, the Severny cologne was produced in these bottles until the end of the 1980s.