I missed this earlier in the year: Dries Van Noten and Frédéric Malle talk about their collaboration on Dries Van Noten par Frédéric Malle. (They start out by talking about how great Barneys is though. Skip to 1:10 if you don't care.)
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To repeat what I said last year, maybe some year, Diptyque’s holiday candles will look so dull that we’ll leave them out, but that year has (still) not yet arrived. This year’s limited editions include Pine Bark (“A clean, woody, smoky fragrance that combines pine and cedar with hinoki, the Japanese cypress.”), Orange Chai (“A mellow but not sweet accord of orange, quince and a mixture of Indian spices.”) and Indian Incense (“A mysterious, deep fragrance, dark and floral. Rose and carnation are balanced with incense and myrrh.”), with designs by Tsé & Tsé. $68 each (190g), or $32 for a mini candle (70g), at Diptyque….
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.
From Frédéric Malle, the x Liberty collection, with new outer packaging (the bottles are the same!) using Liberty prints and celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Frédéric Malle brand at Liberty London. Shown are Lipstick Rose and Géranium Pour Monsieur. At Liberty of London…