It’s like my second skin

When I was younger, the traditional way women wore fragrance was to choose one perfume and stay faithful to it, so it became almost part of their personality. My mother [actress Ingrid Bergman] always wore L'Air du Temps by Nina Ricci. When I smell that, of course I still think of Mama.

My scent has always been Trésor—it's like my second skin.

— Actress Isabella Rossellini talks about Lancôme Trésor. Read more at Isabella Rossellini on the Weirdly Coincidental Story Behind Her Signature Scent at Marie Claire.

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2015, part 8

As always, we have saved the luxury edition for last, and once again the items are listed in order from what-a-bargain to holy-cow-you’ve-got-to-be-kidding.

L'Artisan Parfumeur Mûre et Musc Extrême gold

L’Artisan Parfumeur’s ever popular Mûre et Musc Extrême in a limited edition 100 ml bottle made in collaboration with Éric de Meyer of the Château de Versailles. 30 bottles were made, €195 (about $215) at Printemps Haussman in Paris…

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2015, part 27

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 Serge Lutens, Lancome and Givenchy.

Serge Lutens La Vierge de Fer, engraved bottles

From Serge Lutens, engraved bottles of La Vierge de Fer, in four designs (two above, two below): “The Romanov coat of arms, this double-headed eagle knows that two heads are better than one when it comes to promoting the opening of the new Serge Lutens boutique in Moscow…”

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