Positioning itself between the bespoke and limited edition markets, one specialized perfume company, l’Artisan Parfumeur, plans to introduce in January a line of single-edition perfumes – only one bottle of each will be made – to be sold exclusively through its flagship Paris store. The work of Bertrand Duchaufour, the in-house nose hired this year, the line, Mon Numéro, will be presented in one-off bottles designed by Pascale Riberolles, an artist and master glass blower, priced at about $20,000 for a 725-milliliter flask.
— From A Fragrance to Call Your Own at The New York Times. Note that the same article says that “perfumers now bring more than 300 new scents to market every year”…uh, did somebody lose count along the way?
Update: apologies, I linked to the wrong article! That’ll teach me not to post before I’ve had my first cup of tea. Here is the correct one: New scents crowd thriving perfume field, at the International Herald Tribune.