The exhibition will show 100 bottles out of the Shiseido collection of ancient Lalique and Baccarat Flacons. Since its beginnings in 1872, the company reveals that it evolved from copying French productions to finding its own personality.
A Shiseido perfume from 1919, Tsukimiso, interestingly based on a quasi odorless flower was recreated,
"Beside the perfume bottles, visitors will be able to experience the smell of a Shiseido perfume that is no longer made. The company re-created the scent of Tsukimiso, whose bottle was designed in the early part of last century, using notes found in the company's archives.
About 20 ingredients are used to create Tsukimiso, basing the smell on the image of the plant, as the tsukimiso [oenothera tetraptera] has virtually no odor," said Junichi Kondo, another Shiseido spokesperson. "Since some of the ingredients are no longer available, they approximated it using what is available in our era."
You can also visit the Shiseido website for more information and pictures about the exhibition.