Friday Wrap! Gorgeous Flacons , Perfume Primers

Happy Friday! Friday is really the happiest day of the week.So, without much further ado, it’s time to look back again to what’s new, what’s hot… okay, what’s interesting this week:

Gorgeous Flacon of Guerlain Le Parfum du 68*

Candy Perfume Boy blogged what could possibly be one of the most beautiful perfume bottle I’ve seen. It’s an édition limitée Guerlain Le Parfum du 68. It’s Baccarat.

As much as I love it, it would probably cost me two kidneys, and a liver, for me to get one of the only 30 bottles.

But really now, I’ve never really taken into consideration the bottle design, or the packaging, in buying a perfume. Juice is prime consideration, second is the price.

Bottega Veneta**

But, if you ask me for my favorite perfume in my collection based on bottle design alone, I would easily pick the Bottega Veneta. Simple lines, heavy feel, with only the textured bottom as a nod to the intrecciato weave the brand is famous for. Runner up would be my Serge Lutens 50 mils (not the bell jar), which is even more simple. That said, I think I lean towards more simple bottle designs. And yes Versace, nothing too gaudy please.

Canvas & Conrete***

Lastly, I learned about a fragrance primer today. It’s Canvas & Concrete. Basically, you spray it on the skin prior to perfume application. It claims  that it does not affect the notes of the perfume, and it can make the perfume lasts longer, saving you money(Yay!).  But at PHP 1600++, I find it too steep. C’mon, I could buy a full bottle of Bvlgari Black with that amount  on eBay! Anyway, it’s available at BeautyBar stores.

images from:
* http://thecandyperfumeboy.com/
** http://bottegaveneta.com
*** Beauty Bar newletter

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Friday Wrap: Fabulous Flacons

Prada Candy L'Eau

Prada Candy L’Eau

Nothing much on the news lately, except for some fabulous flacons!
First is for the flanker of Prada Candy, Prada Candy L’Eau. I just love the pale pink and black combo.

Bentley for Men

Bentley for Men Intense

Second, a fragrance from a luxury automotive brand, Bentley for Men, and the de rigeur intense version, Bentley for Men Intense! The bottle looks hefty, and heavy. I hope that the bottle is a real metal, too.

Lastly, it would not be Bentley if it does not have a luxe edition.

And so below is the Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition, only $4,600 for 40 ml. Must admit that the presentation box, and Lalique flacon is impressive.

Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition

Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition

So there, bottle collectors, start saving your pennies now.

*image of Prada Candy L’Eau from www.fragrantica.com, and images of Bentley for Him Intense and  Lalique for Bentley Crystal Edition from http://www.justluxe.com