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. Today's post includes collector items from Clive Christian, Hermès and Viktor & Rolf; plus a new travel size from CB I Hate Perfume.
From Clive Christian, No. 1 in the Passant Guardant edition: "Clive took the house’s signature crystal bottle and draped it in fine, handcrafted, 24 carat gold lattice-work. Embedded in the lattice-work are more than 2000 individually set flawless white diamonds. Set in the eyes of the lion standing “passant guardant” over the Crown are two yellow diamonds, whilst a rare pink diamond marks out the lion’s tongue. The piece is a sensually opulent homage to the fragrance within – 30ml of No1 The World’s Most Expensive Perfume. It is a single bottle which will be available exclusively in the Salon de Parfums, Harrods, for £143,000." (via perfume.clive.gsd.net, hat tip to David!)
From Viktor and Rolf, two editions for Holiday 2014. At left, Spicebomb in the Copper edition: "Experience your favorite explosive and addictive fragrance Spicebomb, now presented in a seductive metallic copper bottle with the power to transform you into an intense and daring man." $115. At right, Flowerbomb in the Flower Snowflake edition: "A shiny metallic flower snowflake delicately enhances the bottle for a precious and sparkling holiday." $125. Both at Bloomingdales.
From Hermès, a collector edition of Ambre des Merveilles (see also the similar collector edition of Eau des Merveilles). $153 for 100 ml Eau de Parfum, also at Bloomingdales.
From CB I Hate Perfume, a new 30 ml travel size in the Water Perfumes. Prices vary by scent (Black March is $60; Russian Caravan Tea is $55), due to launch in a couple weeks.
Okay, I love that CBIHP is offering 30 ml bottles now – that beats the fancy schmalzy bottles any day in my book.
Ditto! Now if they’d just offer a free shipping coupon
At £143,000 I’m hoping the Clive Christian bottle is refillable ! I’d hate to have to throw it out when it’s empty and get another one ! Lol
Refilling is just so bourgeoisie…
I think I’ll just order a dozen back ups
My nose thanks but my wallet curses the CB:IHP travel sizes.
Man, I thought the Viktor and Rolf LEs were not to my taste, but that Clive Christian really surpasses them in not being for me. I am sure that in person it is a wonder of beauty and craftsmanship, but in pictures, to my eyes, it looks like the kind of thing one passes up in the impulse bin at a car wash.
It is not me either. I’d take that bottle of Ambre though…
I need a new bottle of L’Ambre des Merveilles but I think I prefer the original. Would love to see something geometric though, like that last Terre d’Hermes.
I like it, but it’s not their most fabulous bottle ever.
I’m having trouble seeing how it is different to the original. More golden at the base? Quite nice; I’m unlikely to see it where I live but sometimes the LEs make it to the discounters so I’ll keep an eye out. L’Ambre is one of the few perfumes I own which I would repurchase.
The gold is moon-shaped instead of an even ring, but it’s nothing special! I had to get out my bottle to compare.
And should add, I’ve been nursing my bottle too. I’m down to maybe my last 15ml. I definitely need another.
Thanks, I see, that sounds nice. And, even if nothing special, it seems to be priced about the same as the standard bottle.
I quite like Spicebomb but I thought it was too much like things I already own to consider buying. And then they come out with that bottle!
I may have to buy it just to have that damned bottle.
So they’re right that the metallic copper is “seductive”, apparently!
Sad to say, they were probably on to something. I’m really tempted by that bottle too.
The CBIHP 30 ml size is making me happy. Wish more houses would offer that size.
I’d like 15 ml even better, but 30 is good
Of course, naturally I am the only one who thinks that the Clive Christian Bottle is Absolutely DREAMY! It’s EXQUISITE!!!!!
Sorry I cannot send you one