Bunch o’ limited edition collector bottles (& some other stuff) 2015, part 3

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 Yves Saint Laurent, Thierry Mugler and Guerlain; plus new packaging from Estee Lauder.

Yves Saint Laurent Paris Premières Roses 2015

From Yves Saint Laurent, the 2015 edition of Paris Premières Roses, decorated by Japanese artist Houxo Que. In 125 ml, due to launch in March…

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Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium ~ fragrance review

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium

I’m tempted to make this the shortest review ever and simply write, “Interested in Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium? Go buy Chanel Coco Noir or Tom Ford Black Orchid instead.” Black Opium’s vibe is the same as these fragrances, except less sophisticated. Its fruit is similar to Coco Noir’s, except sweeter. Its earthiness hints at Black Orchid’s truffled hazelnut, except muddier. That about wraps it up.

However, I have post to fill. To help you get through it, I’ve bracketed entertaining trivia here and there…

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Holiday fragrance gifts 2014, part 8

As always, we have saved the luxury edition for last, and once again the items are listed in order from what-a-bargain to holy-cow-you’ve-got-to-be-kidding.

Thierry Mugler Alien Essence Absolue Crystal Collection

Starting off slow, from Thierry Mugler, Alien Essence Absolue in the Crystal Collection bottle: “Encrusted with Swarovski Crystals, the bewitching Alien nectar is captured inside an everlasting drop of gold that radiates a divine mystical energy. Alien Essence Absolue is a modern and decadent interpretation of Alien that will indulge the solar goddess in every woman.” 30 ml for $138 at Thierry Mugler

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