We wrap up (ha) our series on fragrance related holiday gifts with the luxury editions — this post is (relatively, sort of) affordable luxury, and following shortly will be part 8, the crazy expensive luxury edition. Not surprisingly, the bottles also get better looking as we move into the higher prices.
From Ralph Lauren, a holiday edition of Romance: "Sparkling and playful, the iconic glass bottle is dipped in ombré silver shimmer and fastened with a silver satin bow around the neck of the bottle. The Romance Holiday Limited Edition evokes a winter fairy tale, transforming the iconic scent into an eye-catching holiday keepsake." $94 for 100 ml at Macy's.
My Burberry Black dresses up for the holidays: "For the festive season, this limited edition bottle is topped with a metallic lid detailed with a glittering, hand-tied ribbon." £99 (about $132) for 90 ml at Selfridges.
From Jo Malone's holiday 2017 collection, striped bottles of English Pear & Freesia (shown) and Pomegranate Noir, $140 for 100 ml. (These are possibly sold out, but it might be worth calling your local Jo Malone counter if you want one.)
From Yves Saint Laurent, Mon Paris in the Sparkling Star Edition: "Dare to dress like a shining star with YSL. Discover the iconic Mon Paris Eau de Parfum, now turned into the Sparkling Star Limited Collector's Edition. While the iconic formula of red berries, white flowers and white remains the same, the stars and Swarovski crystals that dress the bottle bring a more rock and couture attitude to the bottle. A new collector to highlight the edgy style of Yves Saint Laurent." $165 for 90 ml at Bloomingdales.
From Giorgio Armani, Rouge Malachite in the L'Or de Russie edition: "A luxurious holiday tribute to Armani/Privé’s newest icon: Rouge Malachite, featuring a gold cap, plate and sleeve." $310 for 100 ml at Giorgio Armani.
From Marc Jacobs, Daisy Eau de Toilette in the Deluxe Anniversary Edition: "A truly luxurious and rare collectible. The cap is crafted with over a thousand hand-placed crystal stones." $450, also at Bloomingdales.
From Penhaligon’s, Lily of the Valley in the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee edition, produced by Silver Tree Crystal. 65 bottles were made, £650 (about $870) for 225 ml, with a portion of the proceeds going towards QEST, the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust.
From Bond no. 9, New York Nights in the Solo Skyline edition featuring Swarovski baguettes. $1,000.
From Lancôme, Parfait de Roses in the Edition D'Art. 100 ml for $1300 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
From Nina Ricci, L'Air du Temps in the Couture Florale edition decorated by Maison Lemarié. €1700 (about $2000).
Oh good, not tempted by a one.
Two hot takes though:
1. Is Mon Paris really iconic? Is it even two years old?
2. Penhaligon’s must be trying to get in on Guerlain’s Muguet market.
I think Guerlain is giving up on the special Muguet bottles, so Penhaligon’s might as well! And I like that one best of all the bottles here.
Nothing, apparently, will stop the inappropriate overuse of the word iconic.
Your last line literally made me laugh out loud in my car. Thanks!????
In the interest of full disclosure, I am sure I have used it inappropriately here too. But I hope never for a fragrance made last year.
Had to laugh at Burberry’s “hand-tied ribbon.” I tie a pretty fab ribbon, if I may say so myself. And I’ll do it for free if you ask nicely. Ha.