fla·​con ˈfla-kən How to pronounce flacon (audio)
: a small usually ornamental bottle with a tight cap

Examples of flacon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The eye-catching flacon is alone worth the price, and the scent is a lavender-vanilla nuzzle that smells top shelf. April Long, Town & Country, 26 July 2023 Refilling the flacon rather than purchasing an entirely new bottle means a 38% reduction in glass, a 67% reduction in metal and a 22% reduction in paper. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 3 Apr. 2023 It’s now held in a new flacon that’s designed to be refilled and can be appreciated as a beautiful object on its own. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 3 Apr. 2023 But the flacon—and its ingredients—also reflect Giorgio Armani’s ongoing commitment to honor the planet while crafting scents of exquisite beauty. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 3 Apr. 2023 Housed in a weighty, rectangular fluted flacon with a faceted black cap, the woody fragrance combines creamy, powdery iris butter, crisp cedar and earthy vetiver with a hint of bitter brightness from bergamot and juniper to create a textural and genderless scent. Monica Mendal Anna Furman Arden Fanning Andrews Natalie Meade Sable Yong, New York Times, 22 Sep. 2022 Each of the 7 unisex scents are housed in a different brightly-hued flacon, and each of them are faceted with pleasant olfactive surprises. April Long, Town & Country, 30 Nov. 2022 This premium choice is available in the brand’s signature chic flacon design, a welcome addition to your dressing table. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Sep. 2022 See More

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Word History


French, from Middle French, bottle — more at flagon

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flacon was in 1824

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“Flacon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flacon. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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