The improbably successful Austrian crystal manufacturer is the epitome of shopping mall luxury. It sounds foreign, exclusive, precious. Yet you can buy a pair of Swarovski earrings from Amazon for $17.60. The same total carat weight in diamonds, in a very similar setting, would cost you somewhere north of $5,000, depending on quality and provenance.
Swarovski makes glass and yet the company has managed to create for itself a brand that carries weight in the luxury world, something no other manufacturer of non-gems has ever even tried.
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 also includes new (not limited edition) packaging from S-Perfume, Burberry and Oilily, plus special editions from Swarovski, Anna Sui and Puma.
New packaging for the S-Perfume line: “In 2014 the pop and urban-spirited fragrances took a new experimental direction in order to renew its identity, thanks to the collaboration with Intertrade. A minimal visual code in which the palette of colors goes side by side with the choice of the main essence in each fragrance, whose olfactory sensation is as striking as the decisive though discreet watercolour packaging. The lettering is carved on all sides of every bottle like an elegant screen print, a feature that helps to leave admirers with the reminder of a perfume rich in content and stylish visual emotions…”