On the scent

Here at Design Week, we see a lot of top-notch packaging. But rarely do we rest our eyes on anything quite so luxuriously arty.

The bottle of Agonist’s The Infidels by Åsa Jungnelius
The bottle of Agonist’s The Infidels by Åsa Jungnelius

Nordic fragrance brand Agonist has invited Swedish glass artist Åsa Jungnelius to design the bottle for its latest high-end perfume The Infidels. The names of both the company and the perfume lend themselves well to Jungnelius’s erotically charged work, and the bottle’s sensuous design is no different.

Åsa Jungnelius
Åsa Jungnelius

Inspired by iconic Swedish figures such as Ingmar Bergman, Greta Garbo and poet Karin Boye, there’s something rather breast-like about the bottle’s basin and cork. The sparkling base, on the other hand, looks like it could be an oozing, cola-flavoured sweet  straight from Willy Wonka’s factory.

To add to the romance, the handmade vessel has been blown by 350-year-old Swedish glassworks Kosta Boda, deep in the forests of Småland.

Åsa Jungnelius’s other work for Agonist
Jungnelius’s other work for Agonist

Åsa Jungnelius’s other work for Agonist
Jungnelius’s other work for Agonist

If you’re not a fragrance fan or the £350 price tag is a little steep, head down to London’s Vessel Gallery to take a look at the bottle and Jungnelius’s other provocative and sensual works. And remember, look but don’t lick.

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