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12 holiday collector bottles

12 Holiday Collector Bottles. This month, fragrance houses ship holiday treats for true fragrance enthusiasts: limited edition bottles. These are usually the most ornate and creative flacons of the year and are offered in very limited numbers – usually because they are so expensive to produce. Think of them as “thank you” gestures for loyal clients. It’s also an opportunity for the bottle and packaging designers to really express their creativity. Here are 12 of the very best of the season.


thierry mugler angel immaculate star editionThierry Mugler Angel: Immaculate Star Limited Edition

Each season, Thierry reinvents his iconic star-shaped bottle for the holidays. I had the opportunity to showcase a dozen of these past bottles and they are true works of art. Of all the fragrance houses, Mugler has the most loyal bottle collectors. These sell out in a matter of days. For 2015, you’ll notice that the bottle is adorned with clear Swarovski crystal. It’s beautifully done.


viktor and rolf bonbon holiday editionViktor & Rolf BonBon Holiday Limited Edition

More than 200 pink rhinestones adorn the bow on the holiday edition BonBon bottle. It actually looks like a piece of jewelry and would look impressive on a bedroom vanity.

thierry mugler angel passion editionThierry Mugler Angel Passion Edition

Fans of the rich floral gourmand fragrance will want to snap up this 25 ml traveler edition. The blue glass flacon is replaced with an eye-popping shade of red. It’s an ideal stocking stuffer.


viktor and rolf flowerbomb fireworks editionVictor & Rolf Flowerbomb Fireworks Limited Edition

It’s the 10th anniversary of Flowerbomb, a fragrance that remains in the 10 ten prestige scents globally. To mark the occasion, the designers have created a firework design crafted of pink gold metal and delicate translucent pearls. It’s sculptural and charming.


viktor and rolf spicebomb limited edition holiday 2015Spicebomb Digital Art Edition

The spicy men’s fragrance gets an artistic twist this season with a digital pattern described as a “disruptive fashion collector.” Definitely will appeal to the digital fan in your life.


guerlain my g fragranceGuerlain My G

This very exclusive scent is an Oriental fougere fragrance for her that pairs maculine and feminine notes.

guerlain adThe bottle was inspired by a 1937 flacon designed by Jacques Guerlain as a tribute to Sergeii Diaghilev, a Russian art critic & founder of the Ballets Russes. The shape of the bottle references a bow tie that men wore during gala evenings and to ballerina bows.


giorgio armani Si perfumed oilGiorgio Armani Si Perfume Oil

This apothecary-style bottle gets a luxurious makeover thanks to a heavy glass bottle and black lacquer gradation. The Armani logo is gold hot-stamped. Inside, is the highest perfume concentration within the entire Armani collection at 25%. There are only a few hundred coming to this country so be quick if you want one of these.


euphoria calvin klein essenceEuphoria essence Calvin Klein

To mark the 10th anniversary of euphoria, New York fashion brand Calvin Klein is introducing a new fruity floriental twist on the original complete with a purple and turquoise bottle. It’s a fun collector’s edition for those who love euphoria.


ysl paris rebel collectorYSL Paris Rebel Collector

YSL regularly invites up-and-coming artists to reinvent the Paris bottle for limited editions. This holiday sees a hot pink cap over a silver and black bottle. The mood fits perfectly with the direction from the makeup collection.


alien oud majestueuxThierry Mugler Alien Majestueux Limited Edition

Add some mystery to your fragrance collection with this deep, sensuous interpretation of Alien. The bottle boasts darker golden shades and a pyramid-inspired box shape.


dolce and gabbana the one essenceDolce & Gabbana the One Essence

The sleek glass bottle is inspired by haute perfumery techniques. The One Essence boasts the highest concentration of the classic The One fragrance, a rich Oriental floral scent. It arrives in stores in November.


giorgio armani si golden bow editionGiorgio Armani Si Golden Bow Edition

Mr. Armani’s signature women’s fragrance Si comes dressed with a golden bow for holiday 2015. The accent is taken from his Prive Haute Couture gowns and marks the connection between fine fragrance and high fashion.


I gave away this collector’s bottle of the gourmand Angel scent. Congrats to Cat Forsley from Canada. I drew her name from all those who commented below.

thierry mugler angel glamorama edition


  • Reply
    Wendy Lam-Vechi
    April 21, 2023 at 7:54 am

    I have never owned such a beautiful perfume bottle in my life. I think Thierry Mugler Angel: Immaculate Star Limited Edition is definitely my favourite

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    Cat Forsley
    October 18, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    thank You Dave 😉
    <3 so amazing to see my name here xo
    Have a gorgeous night xo

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    Lisa McCormick
    October 17, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    I like the Immaculate Star bottle.

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    Jennifer Bryan
    October 17, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    I like flowerbomb fireworks. @jenniferellenb1

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    kelley roach
    October 17, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    My favorite is the golden bow.

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    Laura C
    October 17, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    I’m very fond of the Alien Majesteaux bottle. @blckleatherrain

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    Robyn Norris
    October 17, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    My favorite is the golden bow.

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    Karen D
    October 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I like Gierlaon My G. @karen_dietrich

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    jules m.
    October 17, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    the angel glamorama one is my favorite! @snarkbiscuit

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    gloria patterson
    October 17, 2015 at 9:39 am

    they are all beautiful would love ot have them all 🙂


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    Carole Sauve
    October 17, 2015 at 3:18 am

    Although this holiday collection of bottles are all gorgeous, my fav would be Thierry Mugler Angel: Immaculate Star Limited Edition!!! Wowzer! @CJ_in_Canada

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    Nikola Vasilev
    October 17, 2015 at 3:13 am

    Spicebomb Digital Art Edition

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    Roberta MacQuarries
    October 17, 2015 at 12:30 am

    Victor & Rolf BonBon Holiday edition! It is over the top! @robertamacq

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    Mary Songer
    October 16, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    @LabRat517 The most beautiful bottle is the Thierry Mugler Angel: Immaculate Star Limited Edition. Lovely.

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    Mary Songer
    October 16, 2015 at 8:00 pm


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    Karen D
    October 16, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Would love to have Guerlain My G. @karen_dietrich

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    Hristina Vezenkova
    October 16, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Giorgio Armani Si Golden Bow Edition is my favourite holiday collector’s bottle this year.

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    October 16, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Coque D’or!

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    Karen D
    October 15, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Guerlain My G

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    Janet Ferro
    October 14, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    I love the holiday bottle of Victor & Rolf Flowerbomb Fireworks Limited Edition. @fawngreyhound

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