Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (and some other stuff) 2014, part 11

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 Jo Malone, Tous, Salvatore Ferragamo and Donna Karan, plus a new concentration for Balmain Extatic.

Jo Malone Tuberose Angelica limited edition collector

From Jo Malone, a limited edition bottle of the new Tuberose Angelica, with a design inspired by the fretwork of Jali screens. In 100 ml, £115…

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Jo Malone Silk Blossom ~ fragrance review

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I grew up in house in the New Jersey suburbs, where we were fortunate to have a partially wooded backyard that was perfect for all kinds of make-believe games. I was also very fond of one of the trees that stood on our front lawn: we called it a “mimosa,” although now I know that it would have more properly been described as Albizia julibrissin, or a “silk tree.” I liked the tree’s split trunk (which offered just enough space to perch a foot or two above the ground), its slender seed pods, its ferny leaves, but most of all, its flowers. They were as soft as tiny feather dusters, slightly sticky with pollen dust at their deep-pink, fringed ends, and scented with a magically sweet smell.

Jo Malone has just released a fragrance called Silk Blossom, and its promotional photographs feature a background of the flowers that I remember from my childhood…

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Fragrance gifts for Mother’s Day 2014, part 1

Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday, 11 May. Here are a few early gift ideas for anyone who wants to get a head start on their shopping…

Mary Greenwell, Plum solid perfume

From Mary Greenwell, a solid perfume in the Plum fragrance: “Mary Greenwell’s quintessentially English PLUM fragrance was created in collaboration with fourth generation perfumer and master of fragrance François Robert. A fresh, warm scent – fruity top notes of plum, blackcurrant, peach and lemon blend elegantly with a feminine floral heart of gardenia, tuberose, rose and jasmine and musky base notes of sandalwood and patchouli.” 3 gms for $120 at Net-a-porter

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2014, 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 special editions from Jo Malone, Lacoste, Nuxe and Avon.

Jo Malone Calm & Collected

From Jo Malone, limited editions of five of the brand’s fragrances — English Pear & Freesia, Pomegranate Noir, Lime Basil & Mandarin, Earl Grey & Cucumber and Peony & Blush Suede — in bottles and boxes decorated by the creative design studio Calm & Collected. Due to launch in May, exclusive to Selfridge’s, in 30 and 100 ml…

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