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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 2016, part 10

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 bottles from Hermès, Yves Saint Laurent, Tory Burch and Tom Ford.

Hermès Eau des Merveilles collector 2016

From Hermès, a limited edition of Eau des Merveilles: “With its bold lines in dazzling silver, this constellation suspended at the core of the Eau des Merveilles magnifying bottle invites us to follow our own star of destiny.” $146 for 100 ml Eau de Toilette at Bloomingdales

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Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2016, part 9

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 bottles from Tom Ford, Sisley, Yves Saint Laurent and Thierry Mugler; plus a new concentration of Versace Eros Femme.

Tom Ford Black Orchid Lalique

From Tom Ford, a limited edition of Black Orchid, with the bottle by Lalique (there was a version of this when Black Orchid first launched in 2006, and perhaps they are identical). $990 for (15 ml?) Parfum, available now for pre-order at Tom Ford

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Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris ~ perfume review

Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris advert

Yves Saint Laurent updated their 1983 classic rose, Paris, with Parisienne, a vinyl-accented modern rose, in 2009. I liked Parisienne, but I don’t think it ever gained any sort of major traction with consumers despite the steamy Kate Moss advertising. So now for 2016 we have Mon Paris, which is “about vertigo, love that makes you lose your senses”. The advertising features plenty of kissing, but little if any writhing, and Crista Cober keeps her clothes on — it takes Mon Paris a small step closer to the original underpinnings of Paris as a fragrance about roses and romance.

There are no roses in the 2016 advertising, though, which is your first clue that Mon Paris, the juice, isn’t an updated version of Paris, the juice…

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