We find these vintage Evyan perfume bottles irresistible not just for their remarkable condition, but for their history. Evyan was one of the first great American perfume companies. In the 1940s and 50s, when European perfume houses held the monopoly on fragrance, Evyan founder Baron Walter Langer von Langendorff created his first scent, the timeless White Shoulders. His wife was his muse, her own porcelain shoulders the inspiration. Finding great success, he went on to create Great Lady, Most Precious, Golden Shadows, and more than 15 other perfume lines.
But the Baron knew that his fragrances were only as special as their packaging. Long after the scent is gone, the glass remains. And in the case of our iconic glass bottles, this is especially true. Our vintage pieces were never filled, making them especially rare. They were purchased in New York City 50 years ago and are the last known glass bottles made for Evyan’s Great Lady, Most Precious, and Golden Shadows perfumes before the company replaced the iconic bottle stopper with the plain (and much less valuable) twist top.
With frequent mentions in classic perfume guides like Commercial Perfume Bottles by Jacquelyne Jones-North, today the artful Evyan bottles are still turning heads. For collectors, they are a must-have. For vintage lovers, a great find. And for the modern perfumer, inspiration.
|Golden Shadows Evyan Perfume Bottle - 1 oz$14.95||Golden Shadows Evyan Perfume Bottle - 2 oz$15.95||Great Lady Evyan Perfume Bottle - half oz$6.95||Most Precious Evyan Perfume Bottle$15.95|