1880-1910. Perfume Bottle. This small, decorated glass bottle was designed to be carried in a lady's evening bag and would have contained a favourite perfume. Victorian ladies often also carried a small container of a similar design containing smelling salts, an ammonia compound. The salts would be used to revive the woman from a faint, and she would then apply some perfume to her forehead, thus regaining her composure and dignity.