Nothing is more frustrating for perfume collectors than never quite finding the right cabinet to display and safely store their perfume bounty. Next to tracking down your favorite (often discontinued) perfume, this has to be the most challenging missions. As any perfumnista knows, once you’re a perfume collector you quickly run out of space for your collection. Bathroom vanities, while a logical choice, are not ideal. Not only is there rarely enough space in the typical vanity but the humidity of that room compromises perfumes. Too much light and moisture can easily discolour a cherished bottle of Shalimar or otherwise change the fragrance notes of your last bottle of Chanel 5. But finally, I found my solution, a beautiful cabinet with glass doors made by Ameriwood.com called the Altra Aaron Lane Bookcase with Sliding Doors. They’re available from Amazon (link: https://www.amazon.com/Altra-Aaron-Bookcase-Sliding-Glass/dp/B00Q8MUFIQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499808521&sr=8-1&keywords=aaron+lane+bookcase+with+sliding+glass+doors
Although the Aaron Lane is designed as an all- purpose curio or occasional cabinet, it seems custom-designed for a perfumer’s collection. There’s enough room for one thing to both display perfumes and below, where the glass discontinues, amble storage for toiletries (manicure stuff for example). Inside, there’s room for double rows of perfume or place the perfume bottles in front with their beautiful packaging/boxes behind them. This is also a good visual clue of which perfume is which.
The glass shelves keep things out of direct light, preserving the expensive liquid treasures and keeps things dust free.
Featuring an exceptional design, the Altra Aaron Lane Bookcase is a practical and beautiful addition to your home even if you weren’t dedicating to perfume. Having tried many similar units and watched them collapse or they were impossible to put together to begin with, this Ameriwood cabinet is a true find. It’s easy to assemble, made with solid wood, finishing screws (versus nails) and the sliding mechanism of the doors outshines anything in its category.
This unit, which is also perfect as DVD, CD cabinet (yes, some people still have those collecetions as well) or as a bookcase of course, includes 4 shelves behind the 2 sliding doors. There’s also plenty of storage space that is hidden below (where the glass ends) to keep messier or less pretty stuff away from view.