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And that became Beautiful

Next to her office in the GM building is what we call the Dining Room. It has a beautiful, exquisite glass table. She would sit there and work. I would kneel at the end, watching, because she would never let us weigh. She'd say, 'If you pay attention, you'll know how much I've used.' If she liked part of one and part of another, she'd mix them. She mixed 5 different fragrances, and then we had to match them, we had to recreate that. And that became Beautiful. The 5 she eventually mixed were predominantly [Sophia Grojsman's], but then Sophia took them and made them a true fragrance.

— Karen Khoury talks to Persolaise about working with Estée Lauder. Read more at "When I Fell In Love With The Company" - An Exclusive Interview With Estée Lauder's Karyn Khoury [part 1].

Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2015, part 17

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 editions from Cartier, Lolita Lempicka and Estee Lauder; plus a new Perfume Oil version of Armani Sí.

Cartier La Panthére Celeste

From Cartier, La Panthére in the Celeste edition: “To celebrate the holiday season, the Maison Cartier has drawn inspiration from the constellations in the night sky to create a new design, featuring a cloak of light with a shower of golden stars.” In 75 ml, due to launch in October…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2015, part 15

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 editions from Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier and Estee Lauder; and a new Eau de Parfum concentration of Nuit d’Issey.

Thierry Mugler Alien pedestal

From Thierry Mugler, a refillable 40 ml pedestal bottle celebrating the 10th anniversary of Alien…

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