Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2016, part 5

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 Annick Goutal, Burberry and Carolina Herrera; plus new Eau de Parfum concentrations of Ralph Lauren Polo Blue and Guerlain L’Homme Idéal.

Annick Goutal Dolce Vita collection

From Annick Goutal, the Dolce Vita collection, “inspired by three olfactory creations, each telling a story of a journey in Italy”, and featuring illustrations by artist Cecile Togni. Ninfeo Mio, Eau du Sud and Eau d’Hadrien are each in 100 ml Eau de Toilette, £67 each at Harvey Nichols in the UK…

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5 perfumes: iris fragrances for spring

Iris sanguinea

Spring is still tentative where I live — we’ve had a few lovely days here and there, but plenty of days where there’s still a decent chill in the air. If you’re like me, you’ll do your best to pretend it’s sunny and 70 degrees even when it’s not, so it’s time to put away your darker, richer iris perfumes and reach for lighter, happier variations on the theme. Below are my five favorites for spring, and if you missed them, do see my list of iris picks for summer, iris picks for fall and iris picks for winter. Next up: a year of vetiver.

Do add your own picks in the comments…

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Friday bottle porn

Guerlain Mitsouko bottle from the Arita Porcelain Lab

A better image of the Guerlain Mitsouko bottle from the Arita Porcelain Lab in Japan (we originally announced it here). Via Monsieur Guerlain at Facebook (if you're a Guerlainophile and you're not following him, you should be!); Monsieur says it will launch May 1 in Tokyo, but won't reach Paris until the Fall. Around €380, and comes empty along with a refill bottle of the Eau de Toilette.

Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2016, part 3

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 Yves Saint Laurent, Guerlain and Viktor & Rolf; new travel sizes of Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess and Gucci Bamboo; and a new Eau de Parfum concentration of Kenzo Homme.

Yves Saint Laurent Paris Premières Roses 2016

From Yves Saint Laurent, the 2016 edition of Paris Premières Roses: “Inspired by Parisian nights, this limited-edition bottle of Paris Premieres Roses is splashed with hearts and stars that are iconic symbols of monsieur Yves Saint Laurent. The fragrance inside is bright and modern, a fresh interpretation of the original scent dedicated to the city of Paris.” In 125 ml, $95 at Nordstrom

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