Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles 2016, part 11

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, plus collector bottles from Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Guerlain.

Estee Lauder Owl and Turtle solid compacts

From Estée Lauder, two compacts created by luxury jewelry designer Monica Rich Kosann. At left, the Beautiful Wise Owl, and at right, the Pleasures Turtle Endurance (and see more here). £300 each at Harrods in the UK…

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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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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2016, part 4

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 summer editions from Jean Paul Gaultier and Issey Miyake; collector editions from Cartier; a new travel size of Acqua di Parma Colonia Club and a new solid perfume compact for Lorenzo Villoresi Teint de Neige.

Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Betty Boop and Le Male Popeye

From Jean Paul Gaultier, the annual summer editions of Classique and Le Male, featuring Betty Boop and Popeye (you can see the summer 2015 versions here). Betty is in 100 ml Eau de Toilette Fraîche, Popeye is in 125 ml Eau de Toilette Fraîche. Both can be found now at Nocibe in France…

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Diptyque + Olympia Le-Tan Rosaviola ~ fragrance review

Diptyque + Olympia Le-Tan Rosaviola solid perfume with box

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Diptyque has introduced a limited edition capsule collection: Rosaviola, a scent packaged in collaboration with designer Olympia Le-Tan. I’m not specially a fan of Le-Tan, whom The New York Times has praised for her “glamorous geek aesthetic” and her clutch purses that reinterpret classic book covers in fabric and embroidery — a “nod to a bygone era when people carried actual books,” the Times tells us.1 I still carry real books, rather than a $2000 clutch, but I’m not one of the well-connected Le-Tan’s celebrity clients and never will be. What I am, however, is someone who can not resist a violet-rose perfume, so here we are.

Rosaviola is composed of notes of violet, violet leaf, raspberry, iris and leather; it’s meant to evoke the scent of a woman’s handbag and the cosmetics tucked inside…

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