Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2016, part 6

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 Guerlain and Victoria’s Secret; new travel sizes from Neela Vermeire; plus new concentrations of Givenchy Live Irrésistible and Trussardi Donna.

Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum collector

From Guerlain, Shalimar Souffle de Parfum in a limited edition bottle inspired by the Holi festival. In 50 ml Eau de Parfum, €102 at Guerlain in France…

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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.