Grace Elizabeth for Estée Lauder Beautiful Belle.
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 special edition bottles from Lalique, Estee Lauder, Yves Saint Laurent and Sisley.
From Lalique, the 2019 crystal limited edition of Lalique de Lalique, Naïade. “Draped in a veil that reveals her voluptuous figure, adorned with a delicate motif of scales… Is she a woman, a goddess, a mermaid? Reinvented by the house of Lalique, this contemporary embodiment of the eternal feminine, sensuous yet stately, breathes life into crystal. An exceptionally fine-detailed female statuette, the spectacular stopper of the 2019 Limited Edition is a true feat of glassmaking technique.” 100 ml Parfum, $1800…
It's Bronze Goddess time! Three of the products from the 2018 collection: Bronze Goddess Cooling Body Spray ("Instantly cools and refreshes skin. Scented with the seductive Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche fragrance. Dive into summer's coolest heat wave."; $45 for 150 ml), Cooling Body Gelée ("Feels cool. Hydrates. Refreshes. The ultimate indulgence. Smooths onto skin with the seductive, sun-kissed Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche fragrance. It's endless summer."; $45 for 200 ml) and Summer Waves Salt Spray for Hair (shown above right, but I have no other details yet, sorry). There will also be Eau de Parfum and Eau Fraîche Skinscent, both sold in 50 and 100 ml sizes, plus Shimmering Oil Spray for Hair & Body and Whipped Body Crème.
Mention Estée Lauder Youth Dew, and a chorus of “my grandma wore that!” arises. Estée Lauder White Linen might get a similar response, but this time about mothers, especially if those mothers joined the PTA, kept a tidy garden, and knew how to spray-starch a shirt. At one time, it seemed like every shopping mall exuded White Linen. Now, you rarely smell it, except maybe when you lean in to kiss Aunt Phyllis on the cheek.