As I strolled in downtown Seattle at Christmastime, the cold, moist air was scented with pungent whiffs of “fragrance” — a fragrance I would buy if it came in a bottle. No, I wasn’t smelling snickerdoodles baking in ovens, espresso, chocolate or evergreen trees; all around me floated the scents of thousands of sweet box flowers, horse sweat and…yes…horse merde. A mounted police officer’s horse relieved herself right next to the blossoming plants and created a superb floral musk bomb. (Parfum d’Empire: get on the case!) While relishing this “street accord” I thought to myself: “How many people would enjoy this scent as much as I do?” Maybe you have to come from horse-loving, plant-loving Virginia? Or England? Or just notice the floral notes in horse manure and the fecal facets of certain flowers?
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 Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier, Acqua di Parma, Ferragamo and Viktor & Rolf.
Prada’s La Femme & L’Homme done up in Velvet Editions: “Housed in a decadent velvet bottle to echo Prada’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, the Prada La Femme eau de parfum boasts an aesthetic redolent of ’70s-style.” At Harrods in the UK, in Eau de Parfum for the ladies and Eau de Toilette for the gentlemen, 100 ml for £295 each…
A spot for Prada Luna Rossa Black.