Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2014, part 4

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 Amouage, Hermès, Paco Rabanne, Calvin Klein, Baldessarini and Givenchy.

Amouage Swarovski editions Lyric and Jubilation

From Amouage, upcoming Swarovski editions of Lyric Woman and Lyric Man, Jubilation 25 Woman and Jubilation XXV Man…

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Amouage Fate Woman ~ fragrance review

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Every so often I sample a fragrance that has been wildly praised, and I wonder, What’s the big deal? I try it again, maybe this time applied more lightly or more heavily. I spritz it in the morning and last thing at night. I second guess myself. After all, I tell myself, whatever the fragrance might be, Victoria at Bois de Jasmin or Denyse at Grain de Musc or pretty much every MakeupAlley reviewer loved it. What’s wrong with me?

This is what I ran into with Amouage Fate Woman. In Saudi Arabia Style.com, Luca Turin deemed it a “celestial oriental” and awarded it five stars for “masterpiece.” I adore Turin’s reviews. I respect his experience and discernment, and I love his writing. But I’m not going to lie to you. My response after finishing my sample spray vial is that Fate Woman is — well — fine, but really not my thing…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2013, 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.

House of Sillage, limited edition travel spray

From House of Sillage, a limited edition (10 were made) travel spray featuring “a glorious gecko adorned with stunning bezel-set center and round over 2 carat rare Colombian green emeralds climbing a leafy vine embellished with over 4 carat round brilliant-cut colorless diamonds for a total of 665 gem stones, all hand-set on an 18K yellow gold cylinder.” The 7.5 ml spray container comes with refills in all six of the brand’s fragrances, $118,000…

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