From Juicy Couture, candles in lily, tuberose or fig (there's also a pink one with honeysuckle). $48 each at Saks Fifth Avenue.
From Gwen Stefani, the Harajuku Lovers dolls in the new Snow Bunnies outfits. Five 10 ml fragrances (Love, Lil' Angel, G, Music, Baby) in a carrying case, $100 at Sephora.
From Natori, a coffret (above left) with 100 ml Eau de Parfum plus Silk Body Crème and quilted sachet in a "luxurious keepsake box". $150 at the Natori website. (with thanks to Sarah for the link!)
From Bvlgari, Eau Parfumée au Thé Vert in a limited edition collector bottle (above right) to celebrate the brand's 125 anniversary. "The 125th Anniversary Celebration Coffret includes 15.2 oz. of Eau Parfumee au the Vert to fill the 12 oz. splash flacon with funnel and atomizer." $350 at Bergdorf Goodman.
From This Works, a trio of scented bath oils: "Deep Calm to soothe and relax (Vertivert, Lavender and Camomile), In the Zone to balance and restore (Frankincense and Eucalyptus), Energy Bank to energise (Ylang Ylang, Pachouli and Geranium)." £30 at Harvey Nichols.
From Molinard, the iconic Habanita in the Edition Privée for Holiday 2009 (above left). 125 ml Eau de Parfum, 79€ at Molinard.
From Nasomatto, Black Afgano in 2000 ml (above right, and yes, that's really 2000 ml). Per Alessandro Gualtieri, "I have made this giant because I like exaggerating and playing about with proportions, but mainly because I was really taken by the idea of having one in my bathroom." 3990€ at Premiere Avenue in France. (quote via intertradeurope)
From Azzaro, a limited edition collector bottle of their Couture perfume, designed by illustrators Olivier Kuntzel and Florence Deygas. 230€ at Colette in France.
I love the Habanita packaging. Not prohibitively expensive either which is refreshing.
Yes! The copy says it is “sculpted by Lalique”, but at that price I’m wondering it that might mean it isn’t actual Lalique glass, just glass using the Lalique design? Who knows.
Well, since the design dates back to the early 30’s and René Lalique himself died in 1945, I assume it’s just molded glass based on the original design.
Yes…but I mean I don’t know if the Lalique company makes this particular bottle for Molinard, and guessing not.
I am totally mystified by that Nasomatto. 2,000 ml? Seriously? I have to admit, though, I just tried Black Afgano last night and after the initial horror wore off.. I really liked it. But I don’t need that much of it. I think my sample will suffice.
LOVE that Habanita bottle! And the Juicy candles would make good gifts, if I was going to give any this year.
I can see his point about it being cool in the bathroom, but a factice would work fine for me!
I like Black Afgano too but a little goes a pretty long way. 2000 ml is pretty funny, though, I ‘d love to walk into someone’s bathroom and see that.
Yep, that would be good for a laugh!
Sadly, I don’t think that would fit in my bathroom.
Oh, does that fig candle sound nice.
I just ordered a sample of the Nasomatto Duro for the husband. Robin- I just got a sample of 10 Corso Como and the rose is very dominant throughout, although for me, about 10 minutes into it, it suddenly developed a tangy sweetness. I know you mentioned they reformulated. Was the original very rose-dominant?
Yes, rose + wood. There are definitely differences between the new & the old…the woods aren’t so nice in the new.
That Natori set is a pretty good deal, it seems, compared to some. Pretty, too. I only smelled that on paper but should probably give it a better shot – it was pleasant but I was busy with Bond at the time.
I still haven’t smelled it at all…it certainly has lots of fans though.
These are all pretty nifty – but especially the Natori and the Habanita – gorgeous.
Of all of them, I think I’d take that pretty Bvlgari!
Oooh – I’m surprised – I thought I was the only one @ NST who loves atomizers!
Oh — you might be! At least, I love the look but refuse to buy them. But in this case, was just dreaming
I love the Juicy candles!
They really are cute.
they are like pretty little cakes! Mmmm…
They would make great ring holders when they’re used up, or for sotring lipsticks (depending on size). I’m all about pretty packaging.
You know, that Black Afgano is only about $3/ml …. Maybe Daisy would be up for hosting a split.
HA…can you imagine!
Only 200 splits to do if everyone takes 10ml!
Hey, much cheaper than that Mon Precieux fontaine thingie that Patty pulled off, right? LOL
No doubt – and sucker that I am, I’d probably be in.
Worth the money for those in on the split, but a full-time job for the person hosting it.
I hadn’t even noticed that Nasomatto thing when I saw this this morning.
I’m always astounded at how little even humongous ML amounts turn out to be. 2000ml is actually only about a half gallon. And yes, I say “only” knowing that a half gallon of perfume is outrageous, but volume-wise, we’re not talking about as big a bottle as I imagine when I read 2000ml.
It’s a two-litre bottle of Diet Coke, that’s all, and I can go through one of those in a day if I really put my mind to it.
Two litres of perfume is something else altogether, but the bottle, although preposterously large, is not impossibly so: you could pick it up. You’d probably need help to spray it, though.
Maybe it comes with a nozzle attachment…or a fire hose? It’s definitely attention-getting. You’d need industrial equipment for that scentsplit!
ACK!! are you trying to kill me???
I agree with Pyramus—how would you spray it? Lean on the sprayer with both hands then run around to the front of the bottle to get the floating mist on you??? How exhausting!
I’m exhausted just anticipating splitting those 4 bottles of Havana Vanilla!! Spritzy finger is scared just thinking about it.
If no one wants to keep two of the bottles, you should consider that scentsplit guy’s hacksaw & pipette method. But not on MY bottle!
I am *so* in love with Natori. I think lust might be the more accurate descriptor. It is gorgeous stuff and I think I may have to invest in the entire line. I’ve got it bad.
I really like the Harajuku set. Does anyone know if it’s available in the standard look and not just the snow bunny look? They’re sooo cute! I’m not usually a sucker for cute, but I just like these. I even found Gwen’s first fragrance pretty okay in the world of celebrity frags.
Poor Daisy. That’s going to be a lot of spritzing. Sending you an e-bandage considering I’m part of the cause for your SFFS (Spritzing Finger Fatigue Syndrome)?
Yes, the standard look is still available, although Sephora only has a few of them. I think last I looked, Macys still had all of them.