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(NOTE: With the exception of the Guerlain and Schiaparelli photos to your left, all the photos in this post were taken by the wonderful John d whose other photos you can see here on his Flickr account. Jonno also just happens to be the Associate Curator of Education at NOMA and a fan of animalic perfumes.)

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So a question were the bottles in the exhibition all chosen for excellence in design, or for the cultural or historical significance of the perfume as well? Personally I don think that Shalimar bottle is an aesthetic triumph, but you would not argue with the greatness and the influence of the perfume.

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