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Anna Sui Romantica ~ fragrance review

Anna Sui Romantica, brand images

I’ve always had a weakness for Anna Sui‘s playful, decorative perfume bottle designs, and Romantica is no exception. It’s an ombré pink creation with swirling floral motifs inspired by Art Nouveau design, with a gilt flower-bud cap that reminds me just a tiny bit of some vintage Lanvin Arpège bottles. The new fragrance inside, meanwhile, was developed by perfumer Steven DeMercado. Its “sparkling floral” composition features top notes of bergamot, mandarin, pomegranate and quince; heart notes of rose de Mai, osmanthus, jasmine, orange blossom, water lily and peony; and base notes of cedarwood, amber, sandalwood and musk.

Romantica falls about midway along the spectrum of Anna Sui’s floral scents to date…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2015, part 7

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 collector bottles from Jean Paul Gaultier, Anna Sui, Thierry Mugler and Ralph Lauren.

Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Lady Killer

From Jean Paul Gaultier, the Le Male Lady Killer edition. At Nocibe in France, in 75 ml Eau de Toilette…

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