As always, we have saved the luxury edition for last, and once again the items are listed in order from what-a-bargain to holy-cow-you’ve-got-to-be-kidding.
L'Artisan Parfumeur's ever popular Mûre et Musc Extrême in a limited edition 100 ml bottle made in collaboration with Éric de Meyer of the Château de Versailles. 30 bottles were made, €195 (about $215) at Printemps Haussman in Paris.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Le Beau Parfum fragrance in a limited edition bottle: "In celebration of the Holiday season, Le Beau Parfum is available in a limited edition bottle hand engraved in gold with a floral pattern designed by Yui Tanaguchi. For this exceptional edition, the external case is signed by Francis Kurkdjian." €300 (about $325) at Maison Francis Kurkdjian.
From Diptyque, L’ombre dans L'Eau in a limited edition 75 ml hand engraved bottle. 450 bottles were made, £280 (about $421) at Diptyque in the UK.
Penhaligon's does Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker with four costumed bottles designed by Clément Robert from the Palais Garnier National Opera House in Paris. Shown are the Soldier (Blenheim Bouquet) and the Ballerina (Iris Prima). Also available: Clara (Empressa) and the Prince (Endymion). €950 each (about $1040) at the Penhaligon's boutique in Paris.
Yet another collector bottle of Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb. Same Swarovski crystals, but this one will run you $2500: "Each crystal is placed on the bottle one by one in an intricate pattern." Reportedly there are nine bottles for sale in the US. It is already sold out at Neiman Marcus; you'll have to shop around.
By Kilian's scented earrings by Paige Novick, with 18k yellow gold chain, vermeil charms with white diamonds (1,5 carats) and white Akoya pearls. Available in any of the brand's fragrances, $4200 at By Kilian.
Armani's Sì Eau de Parfum Intense in a Murano Edition, made by Atelier Salvati, with crystal stopper and a layer of 24-karat gold leaf on the bottom. 75 bottles were made, 30 ml for €3,900 (about $4250).
From Nina Ricci, an updated version of the brand's classic L'Air du Temps, in a hand carved bottle from Lalique and Lognon Workshop. 74 bottles were made, price unknown but it's probably not a bargain.
Guerlain's crystal turtle, the Flacon Tortue: "The turtle-shaped bottle – created by Jacques Guerlain in 1913 in honour of the opening of his “new temple of Beauty” at 68, avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris – is a playful nod to the unhurried pace of the construction work that delayed its inauguration. Now, more than a century later, Guerlain is partnering with Baccarat to produce a new limited crystal edition of this iconic bottle in a 60 ml format. With more than 80 facets carved into the crystal, the turtle-shaped bottle is entirely handmade with painstaking attention to detail. This unparalleled treasure of craftsmanship is a testament to the unique ancestral expertise of Baccarat. Only 47 numbered pieces are available worldwide. This Exceptional Creation contains a woody spicy floral Extrait created by Thierry Wasser. Everlasting flower is at the centre of the warm, spicy base note, while osmanthus lends the fragrance a fruity heart note that is energized by a refreshing mandarin top note. Tonka bean, benzoin and vanilla give the scent a sweet and sensuous fragrant trail." Reportedly €9,500 (about $10,300).
And Guerlain's Shalimar celebrates its 90th birthday with a pair of lovebirds: "The famous Guerlain Shalimar bottle has soared to even greater heights in a deep midnight blue edition crafted by French master glassmaker Waltersperger: a specialist in exceptional formats for almost a century. A genuine feat uniquely combining fine workmanship and state-of-the-art technology. Preciously wrapped around the neck and shoulder of the bottle is a delicate branch, gilded with 22.5-carat gold, on which two lovebirds sit. A poetic allegory of the eternal love between Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, this masterpiece of craftsmanship displays the know-how and talent of Desrues the French costume jewellery maker which has been supplying couturiers since 1929. Only 17 numbered pieces are available worldwide." Reportedly €10,500 (about $11,500) for 1.5 liters.