Our series of holiday gift posts continues with solid perfumes. Up next (probably on Thursday), more travel sizes & coffrets. If you missed them, check out part 1 (scented body products), part 2 (travel sizes & coffrets), part 3 (home fragrance) and part 4 (gifts for men).
From Bottega Veneta, the brand’s signature fragrance in a solid compact. $165 at Nordstrom…
Our series of holiday gift posts continues; today we’ve got travel sizes, coffrets and rollerballs; up next: home fragrance. If you missed part 1 (scented body products), you can find it here.
From L’Artisan Parfumeur, holiday coffrets for ladies (Mure et Musc, Premier Figuier and La Chasse aux Papillons Eaux de Toilette) and gentlemen (Timbuktu, Fou d’Absinthe and Mechant Loup Eaux de Toilette). Each is $98 for three 15 ml bottles at Luckyscent…
Marc Jacobs will launch the limited edition Marc Jacobs Sunshine Editions (Daisy Sunshine Edition, Daisy Eau So Fresh Sunshine Edition and Oh, Lola! Sunsheer Edition) in February 2013…
Marc Jacobs’ original eponymous fragrance now seems an anomaly (and of course, Blush is nearly forgotten). Since the massive success of 2007′s Daisy — followed, of course, by her ‘older sister’ Lola in 2009 — it’s all vinyl flowers and sunshine and happy-happy pop music. Dot fits neatly into the family, from the whimsical (and flanker-ready) bottle to the waifish young model to the oh-so casual advertising.
Perfumer Annie Buzantian’s juice is very nearly besides the point — all it need do is play nicely with the “buy me” bottle. Any requirement for surprising and/or edgy and/or challenging has presumably been met by the visual elements; the fragrance itself can settle for pleasant and wearable. Daisy managed this perfectly; even a cranky perfumista like me found it “darned likable”. Lola was fine but I didn’t like it quite so well, and frankly I don’t like this new bottle quite so well,1 but whatevs — I’m old as the hills, and so Marc Jacobs isn’t after my money (or my opinion) anyway…
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