The Most Beautiful Vintage Perfume Ads

I’ve always loved vintage perfume, and I’ve recently discovered that I also love vintage perfume ads. That’s because perfume ads from the 1920s to the 1960s were very creative and used many artistic styles that were popular during those decades. Some are illustrated while others use pictures. Most of them aim to showcase their perfume as the most luxurious perfume of all.

I admire the art style of these ads most of all, especially the illustrated ones. Few ads these days are illustrated. Instead, they use the power of photography and photoshop. But something about old illustrated ads is very charming. I’ve decided to compile various perfume ads that I think are worth some attention. Many of them are done in the art deco style of the 1930s and ’30s while others take inspiration from the surrealist movement. Others are completely unique.

You can often guess the decade these ads were created just by looking at the art style that is used.

Vintage Perfume Ads for Chanel No 5

Chanel No 5 is one of the most famous perfumes in the world. It came out in 1921 and remained a superpower of a perfume ever since. Marilyn Monroe famously said that she wore nothing except this perfume to bed.

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1997 Chanel No 5 perfume ad.
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1921, the year in which Chanel No 5 was released.

Shalimar by Guerlain

Shalimar was one of the most famous oriental fragrances of its time. It came out in 1925 and was inspired by the tragic love story of Emperor Shah Jahan who built the Taj Mahal in India.

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Coty Perfumes

Coty was known for producing many high-quality French perfumes. Today, they are almost completely forgotten but still produce many of their classic perfumes.

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1940s or 1930s.

Dior Vintage Perfume

The Christian Dior brand is famous. It came to light in 1946 and remained popular ever since. It was and still is associated with extreme luxury, as you can see in these ads.

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