More than the smell of the perfume itself, what attracted me most and made me become a perfume/ fragrance collector are the cute and fancy bottles. I believe in the saying that packaging is everything! Who would buy an ugly-looking thing anyway right?
The season for perfume product launch is here and brands everywhere released their latest collection that is driving me nuts! I want them all!
First one I like best because of the cute pink bottle: The Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire
This is Guerlain’s little black dress-inspired fragrance that was first introduced as a limited-edition product in 2009 but now was re-introduced with a few changes here and there. Perfumer Thierry Wasser added notes of patchouli, vanilla, and Bulgarian rose to the formula. And the flacon—a design with a heart-shaped stopper originally conceived in 1912 by Raymond Guerlain—has been updated with a chic LBD illustration by Serge Manseau. It’s now for sale at Sephora.com for ($64.00 for 1 fluid ounce to $115.00 for 3.3 fluid ounces).
Isaac Mizrahi loves his bright pastel colors and polka dots—and Fabulous, his first-ever, soon-to-be-launched scent, incorporates both: the bottle comes with a spotty neck, while the juice inside is tinted a pale pink. Mizrahi collaborated on the concoction, which combines tuberose and bergamot, Fabulous debuts September 6 and will be sold for $65.00 for 1.7 fluid ounces and $78.00 for 3.4 fluid ounces.
La Vie Est Belle is endorsed by Julia Roberts and is siad to house “The Crystal Smile” of the actress. The bottle is archival-inspired design from 1949 featuring an upward-turning glass imprint. Iris layers with a gourmand blend of vanilla, praline, black currant, and pear for La Vie Est Belle’s little bit of je ne sais quoi, available at Lancôme counters or Lancome.com for $55.00 for 1 fluid ounce to $95.00 for 2.5 fluid ounces).
Marc Jacobs loves dots and that is basis for this new fragrance, Dot, a mix of fruity (red berries, dragon fruit) and floral (jasmine, honeysuckle, orange blossom). The whimsical flacon comes in ruby red with ladybug and butterfly-like flourishes, and it can be found exclusively at Bloomingdales until next month, when it expands to select retailers nationwide in the U.S. for $69.00 for 1.7 fluid ounces to $89.00 for 3.4 fluid ounces.
And of course the popular high-end brands
Chanel Coco Noir
Noir comes with top notes of grapefruit and bergamot to accentuate the floral accord. Its bottle may be the classic Coco shape, but it’s executed in black with gold accents. Coco Noir hits counters globally on August 17, 2012 for $98.00 for 1.7 fluid ounces and $130.00 for 3.4 fluid ounces.
The updated bottle keeps the original’s crimson and gold top and stoppers a raspberry, sandalwood, and tangerine-tinged neroli essence. Find Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme in select department and specialty stores come October 2012, it will be sold for $66.00 for 0.85 fluid ounces to $98.00 for 3.4 fluid ounces.
Marchesa premiere fragrance, Parfume d’Extase comes in a sparkly bottle that looks like an objet d’art with a raw quartz crystal band with bow-like crystal accents. It contains notes of iris, freesia and young violet leaves. The scent comes in two sizes ($60–$85) as well as a rollerball ($25) and will be sold exclusively at Sephora in September.
Meanwhile drool on these new fragrances. I must admit, I am very much lusting over the now! They, especially the pink ones, would definitely be a nice addition to my fragrances in pink:
Stay gorgeous everone!