A bit of bottle porn for Lalique Illusion Captive.
A budget lemming for vetiver week: Lalique shower gels in Encre Noire ($10), Encre Noire Sport ($10) and Encre Noire A L’Extreme ($12). 150 ml each at Haute Look, where you can also pick up 100 ml of the Eau de Toilette for $25, or 60 ml in the snazzy crystal edition for $299. (And yes, they have a bunch of other Lalique fragrances too, including a number of the crystal editions. Plus, at the moment, deals on Elizabeth and James Nirvana White and Nirvana Black.)
Earlier this month, Marie Claire did a listicle on 10 Cheap Perfumes Beauty Insiders Love. I have no real objection to their list1 other than the inclusion of a $76 perfume and an $82 body oil — beauty insiders apparently have a different definition of “cheap” than I do, possibly because they don’t have to fork over cash for their beauty products — but I did note on Twitter that I did not love any of their picks. I’ll also add that none of their 10 show up very often in our daily scent of the day polls. So, here is a list of my own. I couldn’t make myself narrow down to fewer than 11, and of course I’ve cheated even more by adding alternatives. As always, do include your own picks in the comments!
Marie Claire included the old standby 4711. I know some of you probably love 4711, and I can’t scoff at it — it’s possibly one of the better fragrances on their list. Still, my old-school drugstore choice would be the venerable spicy carnation, Old Spice…
A bottle porn spot for Lalique Mon Premier Cristal Sensuel, Lumiere and Tendre, then below the jump, a word from the perfumers (Karine Dubreuil-Sereni, Alexandra Monet and Sidonie Lancesseur) and the bottle designer (Marc Larminaux).