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 Chantecaille, special order bottles decorated with crystals: "This season Chantecaille introduces hand-decorated Swarovski® embellished fragrance bottles. Exclusive and luxurious, these bottles are the creations of the renowned artist Cimon. His fanciful Swarovski® adorned sculptures are collected all over the world. Like a couture gown, each exquisitely decorated bottle may be special ordered in the [sic] and will be received in four weeks." Available in all of the Chantecaille fragrances; Frangipani is shown. $600 each at Neiman Marcus.
From Marc Jacobs, a solid perfume necklace in the Daisy fragrance: "Carry your beloved Daisy fragrance with you at all times with the limited edition Marc Jacobs Daisy Solid Perfume Necklace, a chic and convenient accessory that captures the whimsical, off-hand charm of Marc Jacobs style." .75g is £30 at Escentual in the UK.
From Philosophy, a limited edition of their popular Amazing Grace fragrance, featuring a 'keepsake charm'. $50 for 60 ml at QVC.
From Kiehls, a limited edition bottle of their Original Musk Oil celebrating the brand's 160th anniversary. 50 ml is $39, available now at Nordstrom.
600 dollars is an awful lot for a light floral, and is an awful lot for a bottle “hand decorated” with crystals. By hand decorated, I assume the bottle is commercially pressed or molded glass with crystals glued on.
If you really, really crave crystals, you can go to any beading store or sight and buy several gross of crystals for less than a bottle of most perfumes, a little bit of beading wire, and some crimps and a clasp to put them together into a necklace. (Ask the beading store for help, or read any internet post). Then you will be “hand decorated” with crystals, in your own favorite shades, for a lot less than $600.00.
I am very surprised at the price — does seem really high for Swarovski decoration.
Yes, I was really surprised at the prices of the Chantecailles, which are already pretty steep. This coming from someone who bought the first BNo.9 Chinatown Crystallized back in the day, granted for much less and I had a wee discount.
The Daisy solid might be a really cute gift for my daughter. She’s already getting some MJ Ivy for the holidays (she loves the perfume and the fact that “it’s named after her.” lol), but it would be a lovely birthday gift for her since the twins’ birthday is near the spring. And, I think solids are pretty mild on sillage, too, so we wouldn’t have to worry about over-application.
Thanks for gift shopping made easier, Robin!
Oh no! I’ve got a couple of SAs who know that I collect perfumes and they literally run after me in the department store to show me some “beautiful” new “collector” bottle. I collect perfumes… not bottles! Find someone who collects bottles!
They’re probably good sellers because why would they put them out there. I suspect they do really well at Christmas time as gifts.
Yes, definitely more collector bottles around the holidays.
Oh that Daisy solid is VERY VERY giftable!
You’re so right!