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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2014, part 7

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 also includes new (not limited edition) packaging from S-Perfume, Burberry and Oilily, plus special editions from Swarovski, Anna Sui and Puma.

S-Perfume new packaging 2014

New packaging for the S-Perfume line: “In 2014 the pop and urban-spirited fragrances took a new experimental direction in order to renew its identity, thanks to the collaboration with Intertrade. A minimal visual code in which the palette of colors goes side by side with the choice of the main essence in each fragrance, whose olfactory sensation is as striking as the decisive though discreet watercolour packaging. The lettering is carved on all sides of every bottle like an elegant screen print, a feature that helps to leave admirers with the reminder of a perfume rich in content and stylish visual emotions…”

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25 Rose Fragrances Every Perfumista Should Try

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A few weeks ago, Robin posted an update to her much-loved post 100 Fragrances Every Perfumista Should Try, adding twenty-five more fragrances worth seeking out. Angela has pitched in with a tempting selection of 25 Vintage Fragrances Every Perfumista Should Try, while Kevin has expanded our view with a list of 50 Masculine Fragrances. And what’s my “beat” here on Now Smell This? I’ve always gravitated towards florals, particularly rose-based perfumes, so I’ll do my part with a run-down of some must-try rose scents.

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1. Annick Goutal Rose Absolue

Annick Goutal was one of my “gateway” houses into perfume obsession, partially because it offers several rose-inspired fragrances. Rose Absolue is the most “true” rose of the group. It brings together essences of six different roses (May, Turkish, Bulgarian, Damascus, Egyptian, and Moroccan) into a radiant bouquet…

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