Win Pierre Dinand's magnificent book: a signed copy for one lucky reader

The most celebrated bottle designer in the perfume world, Pierre Dinand is a man the word ‘legend’ could have been invented for.
He’s responsible for over 1,000 bottle designs – including YSL Opium and Rive Gauche, Givenchy Amarige, Calvin Klein Obsession, the ‘Olive Oyl’ bottle for Moschino Cheap & Chic and – most recently – Map of the Heart‘s amazing heart-shaped bottles (see them here), as well as Vilhelm Parfumerie‘s beautiful, yellow-capped design.
Beyond that, Pierre actually came up with the logo for YSL itself, for Yves Saint Laurent and his business partner Pierre Bergé – and in terms of his life’s work, all that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Now in his 80s – still hugely energetic (he’s only just given up kite-surfing!) – Pierre Dinand has finally written a book about his glittering career, with a little help from perfume expert and Fragrances of the World author Michael Edwards. And on a recent visit to London, Pierre – with a wonderful, silver flourish – signed a copy for us to share with one lucky subscriber. (It’s not even on sale yet, so you get a sneak peek. And this signed copy is anyway priceless.)
Simply fill in the form below, and keep your fingers firmly crossed.
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Prize draw closes at 10 a.m. on Friday 16th June 2017
NB This competition is open to anyone internationally. We can’t ship perfume overseas – but we can ship books!

The greatest perfume bottle designer of modern times lands at Liberty in London

Pierre Dinand is a legend. A word that’s oft-used (we’re guilty as charged) – but really and truly applies to the man who brought us the most extraordinary roll-call of perfume bottles.
They include Robert Piguet Fracas, Givenchy Amarige, both Opium and Rive Gauche (with its revolutionary blue and silver tin) for YSL. Clarins Eau Dynamisante and Calvin Klein Obsession. Estée Lauder Pleasures, and Paco Rabanne XS.
It’s a career that began, astonishingly, with the bottle for Madame Rochas back in 1960 and continues today with the bottles for Vilhelm Parfumerie and for Map of the Heart*, showcasing their beautiful fragrances in a bottle based on the most phenomenal piece of ‘design’ of all time: the human heart.
Map of the Heart founder Jeffrey Darling is a filmmaker – and has created the beautiful short movie about Pierre Dinand‘s life and work that you can view below, featuring a rare interview with this tastemaker. (It’s also showcased on, among other really interesting features on their website.)
It begins with an anecdote about Elsa Schiaparelli, who effected his move from the world of advertising to perfume bottle design (though he  a bite from her dog in the process). You’ll discover, too, that the tasseled Opium bottle was originally designed for Kenzo – who passed on it. That originally, Calvin Klein wanted to call Obsession ‘Climax’, but it was considered too overt. And so it goes on…
The film marks a four-day retrospective of just some of Dinand‘s work, at the Liberty department store in London. It opened yesterday – for a frustratingly short few days, closing on Sunday 2nd April 2017.
If you can’t get there – and even if you can – enjoy this encounter with the living legend (sorry!) that is Pierre Dinand
Find the pop-up exhibition in the ‘Disappearing Space’ on the 4th Floor at Liberty London, Regent Street, London W1B 5AH (though actually on Great Marlborough Street).