nounchiefly • historical
- A small bottle containing smelling salts or perfume.More example sentences
- In Paris they put in a number of nick-nacks, little almanacks, smelling bottles with essences, and even things of value for presents.
- Small blown smelling bottles with applied rigaree and trailed embellishments were also popular at this time.
- Its scale and horizontal placement brings to mind those first American-made pungent smelling bottles, but the elegance of the design is more like that of a piece of fine jewelry.