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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2016, part 8

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 limited edition solid perfume compacts from Estée Lauder and Tom Ford; a collector bottle from Jo Malone; plus a new concentration of Gucci Bamboo.

Estée Lauder + Monica Rich Kosann compacts

From Estée Lauder, two compacts created by luxury jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann. At left, the Pleasures Glittering Globe, and at right, the Pleasures Loving Frog. $275 each at Neiman Marcus

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Les Parfums de Rosine Muguet de Rosine ~ fragrance review

Les Parfums de Rosine Muguet de Rosine

Last year Les Parfums de Rosine launched the limited edition fragrance Muguet de Rosine. Apparently it’s very different from the earlier (now discontinued) Muguet de Rosine; this version is a composition of bergamot, pear, lily of the valley, rose, jasmine and white musk, developed for Les Parfums de Rosine by perfumer Nicolas Bonneville (who also created La Cologne de Rosine, which I enjoyed trying last year).

Although Les Parfums de Rosine is one of my favorite niche perfume houses, I have mixed feelings about lily of the valley scents. I prefer seeing and smelling actual lily of the valley flowers to wearing lily of the valley perfumes…

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