Two more summer limited edition scents...
From Elizabeth Arden, a summer version of last year's Mediterranean fragrance. Mediterranean Breeze is "the scent of a warm breeze infused with wild blossoms and the gentle spray of the ocean", and comes in 50 ($47.50) or 100 ml ($57.50) Eau de Parfum spray. Available at dillards.
From Ralph Lauren, a lighter version of the popular Romance fragrance, Romance Eau Fraiche: "Lush, playful water lily and lotus breezes sparkle with the elegant florals of romance to create a light fragrance." At sephora, $69.50 for 100 ml.
See also: Bunch o' summer limited edition fragrances for 2008, Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Summer & Tommy Girl Summer 2008, Kenzo Flower by Kenzo Summer
And a few of the limited edition collector fragrance bottles that have launched since I posted Bunch o' limited edition collector bottles 2008, part 2 back in February. 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:
From Oilily, a limited edition bottle of Oilily Flowers with playful, spring-time decorations. In 30 ml Eau de Parfum packaged alone or with a lip balm. Available in travel retail or at Oilily boutiques. (via moodiereport, cosmeticsbusiness)
Cute as the dickens! The "Senteurs Capitales" solid perfume collection from Fragonard, a coffret of six fragrances (Cologne, Ile d'Amour, Suivez Moi, Beau Gosse, Eau Fantasque, Eclat) for €25. They aren't on the Fragonard website yet, but there are other cute solid sets there as well (more if you choose your country as "France" instead of "United States"). (via beaute-addict)
At Sephora, Prada's signature fragrance "housed in a gorgeous, limited-edition silver decanter", 70 ml Eau de Parfum for $77.
I tested Mediterranean Breeze today, and liked it better than the original Mediterranean. Nice bottle, too. But then I was really quite taken with EL Emerald Dream, which I saw for the first time today (what a cheap-looking box), and it hasn't had rave reviews. So don't rush out to buy on my recommendation!
I never managed to get a sample of the original Med. at all, just sprayed it very quickly on a card at Ulta or someplace. Nor have I tried ED, so I've nothing intelligent to say to you, LOL…
I had tried the original Med last summer, and it opened with Bubblicious, which segued into cotton candy, and then back to Bubblicious after an hour. At which point I washed it off. But I am less than tolerant of anything that is sweet, and sweet tends to magnify on my skin (I'm cursed!). So your mileage may vary.
That Elizabeth Arden scent may be dreadful–in fact, I would bank on it–but the bottle is gorgeous. It looks as if Georgia O'Keeffe had decided to launch a fragrance, and had designed the bottle herself.
Why isn't there an O'Keeffe? There are a whole bunch of Dalis! Someone needs to get in touch with her estate!
The Oilily bottle is precious! I don't care about the juice – I just want the bottle!
And being a closet water-lily lover, I may actually like the LE Romance. But I probably won't bother with the trip to Sephora
Oilily does really cute bottles — unfortunately, even my local Oilily boutique never has them all.
Hey, but at least Dali participated in his fragrances before he died! I'll bet Georgia O'Keefe would roll over in her grave, don't you think?
“Oilily” is an oddity in online presence–no ordering online! Only in-store. I find that odd for such an established brand, even if it's always relied on boutique allure.
The Mediterranean Breeze bottle is simply gorgeous!
You guys are liking it more than I do
Agreed — and it isn't even easy to find the fragrances on their website.
LOL — Bubblicious I don't need.
Finally smelt Mediterranean Breeze yesterday. Loved it on paper – smelt just like juicy peaches. But on my skin it turned very, very sweet. Not altogether unpleasant, but sweet nonetheless.
Funny, cos most fruity fragrances become overwhelmingly sweet on my skin…
I still haven't smelled it myself, but didn't love the original EA Medit. very well…
I have a bottle of Eau Fraiche by Elizabeth Arden. I really love it. It reminds me of a spritly Lily of the Valley. Has anyone heard of it?
I’ve heard of it, but never tried it!