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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2015, part 11

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 Sisley, Bond no. 9 and Hugo Boss; plus a new Eau de Parfum concentration for the Histoires de Parfums Opera collection.

Sisley Soir de Lune collector 2015

From Sisley, a collector bottle of Soir de Lune: “Like a promise of love, with just a spritz of Sisley’s Limited Edition Soir de Lune Eau de Parfum stars turn into diamonds and, with their silvery shimmer, illuminate the emblematic bottle of Soir de Lune. Dressed for the occasion in midnight blue and platinum, this captivating accord brings new spirit to the design, revisited by Isabelle d’Ornano.” £183 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum at Harvey Nichols in the UK…

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Bond no. 9 Park Avenue South ~ fragrance review

Bond no. 9 Park Avenue South

Niche line Bond no. 9 recently launched Park Avenue South, the brand’s latest fragrance inspired by a New York City neighborhood. Park Avenue South is “an eau de parfum celebrating the city’s newest, most scintillating and most happening street…[and] the neighborhood’s fresh, flirtatious, insouciant spirit” with notes of green apple, peach, jasmine, musk and dry amber.

The promotional materials for Park Avenue South describe this particular bit of Manhattan as “New York’s latest happening turf, full of condos with pools, of-the-moment restaurants, chic hotels, and frenzied real estate panache.” That sounds like a part of town I’d avoid at all costs. I suppose Bond is latching onto this strip’s identity as an alternative to the old-money style of upper Park Avenue, which Bond commemorated back in 2003 with notes of delicate white florals…

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