As if we weren’t already sold on the unique, memory-inspired scents from niche fragrance house Vilhelm Parfumerie, the packaging has us totally obsessed—it actually inspired this whole story! Cleverly arranged text creates a uniform look for each box, but the repeating patterns are actually formed from the names of the specific fragrances, meaning each box is unique to the scent.
Founded in Stockholm by Ben Gorham, Byredo’s bold-yet-understated aesthetic suits the modern minimalism the city is known for. The limited edition candle collection consists of fig, prune, and cassis-inspired scents housed in wintery frosted glass featuring the pretty seasonal fruit on the box.
With its opulent, old-world packaging, it’s no surprise Cire Trudon was founded in 1643 and was the official supplier to the royal court of Louis XIV. The luxurious room sprays come in signature logo-embellished green glass bottles that are hand-shaped by Italian artisans. More than just a scene-setting scent for your space, the bottle itself will be a pièce de résistance in any room.
Clé de Peau’s indulgent skincare and makeup products are housed in distinctive, faceted cases and compacts designed to mimic the light-reflecting technology inside. The limited edition makeup coffret is inspired by the opulence of a Venetian masquerade ball.
L’Atelier de Givenchy is a collection of nine fragrances that draw on the brand’s haute couture heritage. The cap of each bottle is adorned with a different color of silken thread, perfectly capturing the effortless union of fashion and beauty.
Malin + Goetz’s unfussy, modern skincare philosophy is reflected in their packaging. Antique apothecary bottles and chemist’s labels were the inspiration for the colorful, text-focused designs that make the purpose and ingredients of each product clear. Bonus—the brand’s unisex look and feel are perfect for a his-and-hers bathroom situation.
Last year Odin New York launched their White Line, a collection of three floral-based scents. For the box, the brand enlisted Matthew Shilian, a Michigan-based paper engineer, to create three-dimensional, laser cut boxes that are truly a keepsake. The relief-life sculptural element of the packaging make this the perfect gift for those who appreciate a beautiful scent and art piece.
The retro Mason Pearson packaging is designed to reflect its origins, which date back to 1885 when the brand’s original rubber-cushion hairbrush was created in London. Enjoy the packaging when you get it, as these high-quality classic brushes last a lifetime.
Created by some of the most avant-garde hairstylists in the industry, R+CO stands for Rogue + Company. The products are presented in bottles featuring whimsical photographs of gemstones, beaches, deserts, and starry skies—a reflection of the brand’s offbeat, hip vision.
Rodin’s classic white packaging featuring simple text gets a fresh holiday makeover with the addition of festive, multicolored cello wrap. Inside, you’ll find the same cult status products, like their signature Olio Lusso luxury oils.
Japan-based brand Tatcha takes inspiration from modern day geishas, leading to products that are beautiful inside and out. The logo is inspired by the obi-dome, the jewel around a geisha’s belt, and the beautiful shade of purple reflects the color of Kyoto.
Give your cosmetics bag a playful boost by adding Sisley Paris makeup. The funky black and white printed exteriors are eye-catching—code for never needing to dig around to find that eyeliner again. And while the zebra stripes may look wild on the surface, the protective, plant-based products couldn’t be more gentle on the skin.
Swedish-based Verso takes its name from the Latin word for reverse—appropriate for its focus on gentle, age-defying skincare. The monochromatic packaging features the number that correlates to their step-by-step skincare routine that make restoring youthful radiance as easy as 1, 2, 3…
The ornate, gold-trimmed packaging for Terry de Gunzburg’s perfumes is inspired by the namesake creator’s passion for art. The Terryfic Oud features arabesques and is a nod to her love of Oriental design, while Ombre Mercure Extreme’s graphic lines are inspired by Art Deco.
Celebrity makeup artist Troy Surratt’s namesake cosmetics have an ethos of simplicity. The products take inspiration from Japan, where they are all researched and designed, and come in elegant, sleek black packaging—which especially pop against the bold color palette.