Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (and some other stuff) 2014, part 16

More limited edition collector fragrance bottles, with the usual disclaimers: in most of these cases, the juice is unchanged, just the bottle is “special” (or not, as the case may be), and some of these may not be available in the US. Today’s post includes special editions from Thierry Mugler, Acqua di Parma, Estée Lauder and Ramón Monegal, plus a new Eau de Parfum concentration of Anna Sui La Nuit De Bohème.

Thierry Mugler Angel Glamorama

From Thierry Mugler, Angel in the Glamorama edition…

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So wholly ghastly to the nose

Taylor's fragrances were carefully conceived and always good enough to stand on their own two feet, with or without her endorsement. The same has applied to some of Jennifer Lopez's better perfumes, which continue to sell in larger quantities than most of the more contemporary celebrity brands. In other words, Taylor and Lopez didn't need to be selling cinema tickets to make women want to wear their scents. Kylie's Darling and Madonna's Truth or Dare wouldn't have been so reliant on the singers' chart successes had they not been so wholly ghastly to the nose.

— The Guardian answers the question Are celebrity perfumes finally starting to fade away? with a no, following the news that Elizabeth Arden blames their falling 2013 sales on the poor performance of scents from Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift.