Too much, too many

Now it’s the same phenomenon with the niche business. It’s becoming like a ‘designer world’….If niche is becoming a designer world, I’m out of it. The industry is making the same mistake with niche that the made with designer — meaning too much, too many, no editing and no selecting. It’s not presented the right way.

— Laurice Rahme of Bond no. 9 on why her brand is tightening their distribution (among other things, they will be pulling out of Nordstrom) and opening more dedicated boutiques (20 more are planned over the next 5 years). If you have a subscription, you can read more at Bond No. 9 Plots Retail Expansion, Growth at Women's Wear Daily.

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2016, part 13

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 a limited edition body product from Guerlain, plus limited edition bottles from Bond no. 9, Donna Karan, Viktor & Rolf and Calvin Klein.

Guerlain Souffle d'Or de Shalimar Perfumed Iridescent Powder for Hair & Body

From Guerlain’s 2016 holiday collection, Souffle d’Or de Shalimar Perfumed Iridescent Powder for Hair & Body: “This fine, shimmering gold powder for body and hair is subtly perfumed with the vanilla, bergamot and orange blossom notes found in Shalimar Souffle de Parfum. A graceful press of the bulb releases the airy, loose, iridescent gold powder, along with a rush of delightful scent. The powder is housed in a reinterpretation of the world-famous Shalimar fragrance bottle.” $98 at Nordstrom

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