The 25th edition of the Formes de Luxe Awards will see more than 75 luxury brands and their packaging suppliers compete for a coveted award across 22 categories. We take a closer look at the nominees in the Fragrance & Cosmetics Bottle category.
Double R Renew & Repair Advanced Serum
Double R Renew & Repair Advanced Serum ©Guerlain
A double bottle made of glass, with two separate compartments for each formula
- Brand: Guerlain
- Supplier: Verescence
For this project, Guerlain sought to replace plastic packaging with glass. The major challenge was creating a double bottle in glass while staying faithful to the original design and dimensions and retaining as many of the existing accessories as possible. The ultra-light glass flacons are assembled, requiring a level of precision four times higher than a classic bottle. The thickness of both formats had to be close to those of plastic, while ensuring mechanical resistance. The bottle is made with Verescence’s Verre Infini 20 glass grade containing 20% PCR material. It is decorated with a water-based lacquer in translucent yellow, which does not impact recyclability, and black organic screenprinting ((firing at between 80 and 200°C versus 600°C for enamels.
Flower Ikebana by Kenzo
Flower Ikebana ©Kenzo
A glass bottle that is topped with a glass cap for the first time
- Brand: Kenzo Parfums
- Supplier: Groupe Pochet
The bottle is digitally printed with complex floral illustrations, while the glass cap was chosen to crown the bottle rather than the previous plastic cap. Both the bottle and cap contain 15% PCR glass. Due to their unusual shape, avoiding misalignment of the two components was critical. The slender, oval cabochon has a bio-sourced PA insert glued to its base; the gluing process required a tooling adjustment to produce the oval-shaped drop of glue.
Fleurs Éternelles ©OUI
A fragrance flacon inspired by French high perfumery and the concept of matelasser, or quilting
- Brand: O.U.i (Grupo Boticário)
- Supplier: Wheaton
The fragrance flacon’s quilted effect required special work on the mold to ensure an elegant aesthetic on the thick glass base. The screw neck allows for the bottle to be refilled. The flacon is produced in a furnace using 10% biomethane (more commonly used in agriculture) rather than natural gas.
La Crème Clarins Precious
La Crème Clarins Precious ©Clarins
A skincare jar and lid injected in a plastic material designed to imitate the look and feel of metal
- Brand: Clarins
- Supplier: Sincoplas
The skincare jar and lid are injected in Heavy Metal, a technical plastic used in the automotive, aeronautical and energy sectors. Positioned as an alternative to the use of zamak, it has metal-like properties: cold touch, metallic sound and high density for a weighty feel. Considerable work was done on the design of the injection molds. The jar and lid are metallized gold and pad printed. The screw-in insert and other parts are injected in bulk-dyed PP. According to the supplier, Heavy Metal is recyclable in metal recycling streams, even when decorated.