Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2014, 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 items from Kate Spade, Robert Piguet, Burberry and Bond no. 9.

Kate Spade Live Colorfully limited edition

From Kate Spade, a special edition of Live Colorfully: “To truly make a night of it, kate spade new york has thoughtfully re-imagined the beloved rainbow-hued prism that normally houses its iconic live colorfully scent into a limited-edition inky, moody blue bottle that captures the endless possibilities above us. The sky’s the limit this season.” $95 at Nordstrom

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Robert Piguet Gardenia ~ perfume review

Robert Piguet Gardenia

I have not been a huge fan of the modern Robert Piguet line. I haven’t tried even close to all of them, and perhaps I’ve skipped over the best, but those few I’ve tested (Douglas Hannant de Robert Piguet, Mademoiselle Piguet, Petit Fracas)1 have not bowled me over. For that matter, I’ll come clean and admit that much of the resurrected classic line (Baghari, Visa & Cravache, etc.) doesn’t really bowl me over either. I’m a Fracas girl, with a secondary respect and admiration for Bandit, and while I admire the care they’ve taken in keeping the Piguet brand alive and relevant, I’m pretty happy sticking with those two.

The newish Gardénia de Robert Piguet, though, is really pretty. I wasn’t quite bowled over, but I was impressed, and I’m sorry to have to give away the bottle I was sent for review (it’s already taken, sorry). Like most (all?) of the modern Piguet line, it was developed by perfumer Aurelien Guichard, and the composition walks a very fine line between what a hardcore perfumista might accept as a “gardenia” and what a modern consumer might be willing to wear to work…

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Up for grabs: Robert Piguet Gardenia

Gardénia de Robert Piguet

What is it: a 100 ml bottle of Robert Piguet Gardenia. I’ve used the bottle for testing, but it’s at least 95% full.

How do I get it: For a chance to win, leave a comment on the website telling me that you live in the US. Then tell me either a) your favorite fragrance from Robert Piguet, or b) your favorite gardenia fragrance or c) something else you’ve been dying to post in a comment.

Be sure to use the “Post a comment” box; do not reply to another comment…

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