To kick off bottle porn week, The Orielles singing I Only Bought It For The Bottle. It's not about perfume, but still. Hat tip to @reginamint at Twitter!
Melissa's limited edition Roller Joy skates are on mark-down (from $530 to $318), and since I assume they have the same bubblegum scent as other Melissa shoes, they qualify for inclusion here even if I'm sure I'd rather look at them (aren't they cute?) than actually roller skate. At Melissa.
Why isn't there a bottle of this in my liquor cabinet already? Santa Maria Novella Elisir di Rose ("The Elixir of roses is a traditional liquor, based gallic rose syrup, which has digestive properties and vitamins through its petals. Ideal for flavour fruit salads, sherbet ice cream, tea, hot or cold. Great Aperitif: served with chilled white wine, preferably dry with sparkling wine or rum.") Yes, folks, vitamins! (Plus, 35% alcohol). And they also make Elisir di China, Elisir di Edimburgo, Cappuchino Liquore, Liquore Mediceo and several others (including a red one called Alkermes that is said to be an ancestor of Campari, and that probably would have cured my Lyme disease). Somebody pick me up a few next time you're in Florence, yes?
Fans of Claus Porto soaps might want to know about the brand's new soap dish: "This unique porcelain soap dish is manufactured according to the highest quality and functionality standards. Its customized design was created exclusively to fit Claus Porto’s soaps and enhance their consumers experience while providing them with an elegant, timeless piece that will outlast our products and take them back to their unique fine scents." $24 at Claus Porto.
I don’t need these, but you might — Le Coq Sportif + Guerlain have had Arthur Ashe Sneakers done up for La Petite Robe Noire, in a woven black and white leather braid design with the black dress on one tongue and a transparent rubber sole with silver sparkles. They also come with a scentable ceramic piece that can be worn as a pendant, and a sample of the upcoming flanker, La Petite Robe Noire Black Perfecto. €95, limited edition, to launch on 29 May at Le Coq Sportif and selected stores in France…