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.
From Comme des Garçons, Comme des Garçons 2 in the Glitter Special Edition. Approximately £44 for 50 ml. (via number3store.blogspot, cosmeticsinternational)
From Nina Ricci, the Nina Precious Edition 2009 (shown above left), with Swarovski crystals. 80 ml Eau de Toilette, €62. (via parfumerie.nl)
And from Christian Dior, Hypnotic Poison in the Rubis collector edition (shown above right). 50 ml Eau de Toilette, 65€. (via myer.com.au, douglas.de)
Lanvin marks their 120th anniversary this year. To celebrate, a limited edition of Arpège in 50 (70€) or 100 (106€) ml Eau de Parfum, with sketches by designer Alber Elbaz on the outer box (shown above left). Due to launch in October. (via vogue.fr, fr.fashionmag)
From Giorgio Armani, a limited edition of Emporio Armani Diamonds He, in a "chrome plated fragrance bottle to celebrate the anniversary of Diamonds launch" (shown above right). In 75 ml Eau de Toilette for £49.50 at Debenhams in the UK.
I love the Aprege box but… is the bottle different? Seems like a lot of hoopla (and cash!) for just a nice box. A REALLY nice box.
As I understand it, the bottle is unchanged…I just checked sephora.fr, and the regular price for 50 ml EdP is 65 euros, so it is a bit more just for the box. Perhaps to Alber Elbaz fans it will be worth it!
Now I’m thinking of scheming for that box….
I don’t need it, I don’t need it, I don’t need it….
Hey, you can always make your own box with decoupage. Just get a heavy weight craft box from a local supplier, some fab wallpaper, decoupage medium and voila! We can rival Lanvin’s overpriced box anytime.
Or, find a really large high resolution image online, print it & paste it on a box, LOL…
Don’t care for the juice, but that Hypnotic Poison bottle sure is a purty red. I love purple in general but I have so left the glitter phase of life behind….in 3rd grade….
Its not glitter though, but fake rubies, although you might have passed that stage also
Might be removable & wearable but I’m not sure.
Oh, but you probably meant the CdG?
I did, but in my usual distracted way, I didn’t even mention CdG by name.
Swarovski crystals aren’t a bad thing….but I’m not really very influenced by bottles other than a general appreciation for pretty ones. I like substantial feeling bottles and also my eyeballs like dark colored ones…red, blue, green glass but I’d never pay more for a limited edition bottle.
I won’t pay more either, but I like to look them!
I thought perfume dragons were mesmerized by glittery things?
Perfume Dragons are unusually subdued after shaking last pennies out of piggy bank while on phone with Guerlain Boutique this morning…..now must content myself with rolling in shinies I already have…..for a LONG time. sigh
WHAT DID YOU BUY????????? SDV?
Yes, yes I did……and now my piggy bank is HOLLOW, echoing…emaciated…but who cares? I’ll smell great!
Embarrassingly, I am still firmly entrenched in the world of glitter. I wear it, use it for art projects… My whole house is covered in it. (There a quote from someone about glitter being the herpes of art supplies–wish I could recall the actual quote and who said it.) The CdG bottle looked really exciting to me. Is it just the bottle that’s glitter, or is the perfume itself actually glittery?
Good question…I assumed it was just the bottle, but don’t know for sure.
I thought that the CdG bottle looked like something that I’d scrub pots and pans with – or a purple pumice stone.
Speaking of glitter – I had to ban glitter on all history projects several years ago after two girls glittered-up their Lewis & Clark Journals and I had glitter embedded into my car seats and all over my rug. It was crazy how much glitter those girls would use.
Glitter! on the LEWIS AND CLARK report! I had to laugh.
My daughter hasn’t liked glitter since getting it on her socks at preschool, and the boys, predictably, call it “girly,” so there’s been no need for an actual ban. (I did have to ban Play-Doh after it got rubbed into the carpet. Try cleaning THAT up. Gah!)
I know – when I instituted the ban, I explained that glitter was not historically accurate for that time period. lol
you think play-doh is bad….we went thru a phase where we were making GAK out of borax and elmers glue….then we stepped up our fiendishness and made Slime with polyvinyl alcohol…..I think every kid we knew made that at my house and took their share home….how the parents must have hated me….
Glitter for Lewis & Clark really is hysterical. Thanks for the laugh.
“Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies.” — comedian Demetri Martin
I am enjoying this glitter commentary, especially the ‘herpes’ reference.
Glitter is something i use once a year in abundance while “playing mas” in the carnival, in the Caribbean and it seems to take months to fully deglitter the body.
See http://www.mystcarnival.com/obsessions_09.htm for an idea of what I am talking about.
Which I want to know what recommendations would you have for a scent to wear during this activity, it involves:
– Wearing pantyhose, a sequined bikini and lots of sunscreen and glitter.
– Being in a parade in the hot sun all day, a fair amount of sweating and being doused in water on occasion.
– Very possibly being quite drunk.
I’d have to go for island/beachy like EL Bronze Goddess or CSP Aloha Tiare or Bobbi Brown Beach or Bond 9 Fire Island.
Sounds like you need something with plenty of rum in it! How about Lubin Idole?
I think she might be what “has plenty of rum in it”
Best way to deal with a parade in a bikini I say!
Thanks all, I will check them out once I am in a vicinity in which these things are available I would love something beach.
And Iove rum, Rum and Lemon-lime and bitters soda, Rum and coke or Rum and grapefruit soda.
OFF TOPIC: Do we have a section for sample swaps that I’m not finding? I have some I would like to put out there for swapping with you guys, but I don’t know how to do it. Denise
No, we don’t. You can try MakeupAlley or Scent Splits, or Basenotes. Or Perfume of Life…all of those have swap boards.
If someone mentions being interested in something you have to swap—immediately pipe up with “I have some of that, want to swap?” and then exchange MUA names or emails —then next thing you know, you’ll be swapping like mad.
Speaking of which – WHAT DID YOU BUY FROM GUERLAIN TODAY?
Oops – that posted before I could apologize for shouting, I mean squealing in delight, and enquiring politely about your lovely purchases.
I kept the box to Un Jardin apres la Mousson, it was so much prettier than the actual bottle. It’s unusual, though, for the box to outshine the bottle (but not for the bottle to outdo the juice, as we all know).
I love that UJALM box! The animals — squirrels and elephants and things with umbrellas. I have the sample card standing upright in a mail holder on my desk with other artsy postcards and such.
It has the same intricacy of detail as an Hermes scarf, doesn’t it? So pretty. I’m trying to think of other frag boxes I’ve loved, and none spring to mind.
Hermes does lovely boxes for some of their things…they should make wallpaper.
I guess I’d expect something more elegant and posh from Lanvin. Then again, 120 isn’t the same milestone as 100 or 150 or even 125, I guess…
You know, that bottle is already so iconic that I think their choices are limited.
Yes – the traditional bottle is already elegant and posh and utterly distinctive, so how WOULD you scale it up? I don’t actually own one of those gorgeous black-glass boules, but I find them beautiful. However, the 1/4 oz of vtg extrait I have is probably going to be all I’ll ever need, it’s soooo rich.
Then again, look what Guerlain did to posh-up Shalimar just by dangling a dyed feather from the cap. It doesn’t take much to excite my magpie gene.
But, I should add, it DOES take more than a little image pasted on a box.
Joe, that’s true. I wonder if they’ve ever done the classic Arpege in another opaque color? That might be fun.
that CdG glitter bottle basically combines 2 inside jokes between my friends and I *____*
There you go.
who knew Rei does glitter LOL
and the Dior bottle looks cute. Diamonds is ok. else… a bit lackluster.
They’ve done so many funny/cool things for the CdG 2 special editions that this one seems a little dull to me. But hey.
I just photographed the Nina Precious yesterday, and i’d prefered Gold edition than this one, but i love the crystal swarovski!
can’t wait for Lanvin 120 and Armani Diamonds~~
The Emporio bottle is mesmerizing~~ i want to buy one!
You like all of them better than I do
Hideous I tell you, Hideous, off with their heads…
erm , my comment was in reference to that GLITTER monstrosity.
The CdG, I assume, is meant to be taken very tongue in cheek. But yeah, it’s kind of hideous.
Guess even the likes of CDG aren’t immune to glitter.
Loving the Arpege box sketch.
Glitter is universal.