Frédéric Malle Editions de Parfums is one of my favorite fragrance houses. I own and love several fragrances from the collection, yet I’ve never splashed out on one of Editions de Parfums’ fragranced candles in their signature red containers—partly because they’re so costly, partly because I just wouldn’t be able to choose a scent.
As the Editions de Parfums website tells us, “Christmas is a family atmosphere: particular colors—mostly red & green, and a scent made of pine, amber, cinnamon and a touch of cotton candy. A few years ago, Dominique Ropion made an olfactory sketch of this unique December scent. Frederic Malle and him decided to ‘polish’ it to make it even more comfortable, diffusive, and to make it perform in a scented candle.”
Joyeux Noël is a limited edition. It sells for $95 (!) through the Editions de Parfums website and Frédéric Malle Editions de Parfums boutiques.
Deborah Lippman is offering a limited edition trio of nail colors for the Holiday 2013 season. The set is called Space Oddity, and it includes three layerable shades titled When Lightning Strikes (“celestial silver”), Planet Rock (“smoky lavender”), and Baby I’m a Star (“galactic rose gold”).
Compagnie de Provence specializes in liquid and solid soaps inspired by traditional Marseille soap-making recipes; I’m quite partial to the liquid formula. And this limited edition version, which “celebrates Marseille-Provence as the 2013 cultural capital of Europe” and is offered in a “black silkscreened glass bottle, which depicts iconic images of the region,” is something I’d want to own just for the packaging, even if I didn’t like the actual product so much. The bottle is designed by Marseille artist Stephan Muntaner, who has worked before with Compagnie de Provence. “From Marseille’s harbour to Arles amphitheater, from Cézanne to Van Gogh, from the sardine to the cicadas, rediscover Provence in a new light,” reads the promotional text.
More information at Compagnie de Provence and B-Glowing.
I love fashion. And I love books. (Not in some hipster-Instagram, “I love books! they’re so old-school!” way, but as someone who has been reading actual books for close on four decades, and owns hundreds of them, and spends much of her time in libraries, and most definitely does not own an e-reader. Okay, rant over.)
I would never actually wear these shoes, but they’re certainly fun to look at, aren’t they? with their heels embossed and ridged to look like the spines of very old leather-bound books? They belong to Charlotte Olympia’s “Fairy Tales” collection. So much better than a glass slipper.
Image: photo via Tom and Lorenzo.
Sorting through a few press releases in my e-mail in-box, I was happy to read this announcement (and to see these lovely images):
“This October, L’OCCITANE will introduce a colorful Limited-Edition Shea Butter Collection, Shea Flowers of Love. The series adds a touch of cheer to winter by combining three unique scents (Rose Tenderness, Subtle Violet and Passionate Jasmine) with their signature ingredient, Shea Butter.”
Each scent will be available in a travel-size hand cream ($12), a body cream ($22), and a lip balm ($12). Since rose and violet are my two favorite fragrance notes, and I’m a longtime fan of L’Occitane’s shea butter products, I’ll be tempted to scoop up a few of these limited edition items.
Information and images via L’Occitane.