“Four scent bottles in the shape of a bow-tie made by Baccarat for Guerlain of Pairs. They contained a perfume called Dawamesk. It is typical of the period that a masculine design was used for an essentially feminine object. The pyjama suit or an exact copy of a man’s dinner jacket was fashionable evening wear for the flapper and this takeover of masculine fashion even found its way into toilet accessories. During the ‘twenties packaging received almost as much attention as the merchandise, especially where cosmetics and perfume were concerned. Baccarat, Lalique (who designed for Coty) and Sabino are a few of the most famous glass makers who designed scent bottles, probably causing the bottle to cost as much as the scent itself.”
Above the bow tie bottles is hand-printed silk, colours inspired by the Ballet Russes reminiscent at a glance to Delaunay.