The perfume bottle’s evolution is no modern invention. These days, some of the most famously recognizable bottles can range from the iconic Chanel No. 5 to Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds. However, perfume bottles pre-date our ability to buy them at a department store or order them online. Since ancient times, perfume bottles have been crafted to hold scented oils, taking on many decorative formats that have even been showcased in museums. From ancient Chinese dynasties to 17th century Europe, the perfume bottle has taken on many designs throughout history.