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 editions from Nina Ricci, Estee Lauder, Hermès, Guerlain and Yves Saint Laurent.
From Nina Ricci, a brushed gold edition of Nina, in 80 ml Eau de Toilette. Available at Nocibe in France.
From Estee Lauder, Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia in a solid perfume pinecone compact: "Inspired by nature, this sparkling golden pinecone compact dazzles with Swarovski crystals. The limited edition design opens to reveal luxurious, long-lasting solid perfume to touch onto pulse points." $295 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
And another Estee Lauder solid compact, this one holding Pleasures: "A perfectly pretty pink paisley compact is adorned with eye-catching Swarovski crystals." $175, also at Saks.
From Hermès, a limited edition of Eau des Merveilles. In 100 ml Eau de Toilette, at Harrods in the UK.
From Guerlain, La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraîche in the brand's iconic bee bottle. In 250 ml for €295 at Guerlain; found via Monsieur Guerlain.
From Yves Saint Laurent, Black Opium in a Swarovski bottle: "This Black Opium Sparkle Edition©, which is exclusive to Saks Fifth Avenue, is layered with over 2,000 Swarovski crystals." At Saks, 50 ml for $300.
Wait- that Eau de Merveilles bottle looks exactly the same as the original bottle! Is it just the box that’s limited edition??
Honestly, you can’t believe how much time I wasted today trying to figure that out. It’s at a bunch of stores, including several in the US, and they all describe it as a limited edition and not one says what is special about it. Could well be it’s just an LE box.
I think it has an opaque/painted back instead of transparent. In pics of the non-LE bottle you can see the box through the bottle–you can’t on this one and the LE box reflects an opaque back of the bottle. Just a guess.
Ah, you could be right!!
Oh, how I covet that pinecone.
It’s darned cute…might be the best of the EL solids this year.
I actually like Black Opium, but a crystal bottle really doesn’t fit the fragrance. It’s like a little girl dressing up in her mamas clothes.
Plus “Black Opium Sparkle Edition” sounds a little silly!
My thoughts exactly!
Ohhhh, pretty! But I had the exact same reaction to the EdM: What the what?!? I think my blue Pegasus bottle is the bestest! Although, the l’Ambre bottle is quite lovely too.
See monkeytoe’s guess above…but yes, you did get the prettiest one!
When it comes to limited addition bottles (and not just those in this post) whoever owns Swarovski is making a killing.
You would think, darned things are everywhere.
To get a bee bottle full of this not-quite-pistachio juice, of all things, makes absolutely no sense to me, but what do I know?
About what I do, apparently
Ooooh, I actually really love that Nina bottle. (I’m a history geek with a love for Greek mythology, brings to mind the Eris-golden-apple story and all that) The Lauder pinecone is adorable too. But yeah, to echo sentiments above, WHAT is the point of that Hermes bottle lol? I don’t get it. Seems ludicrous that they would just produce a different box…but that seems to be what they’ve done.