Would you try these Moschino fragrance collector minis? (tell us and you could win this special set)
One of the biggest trends in the past year has been the popularity of miniature fragrance bottles. These tiny 5 ml versions of designer scent bottles were originally designed as special gifts for the top clients of fashion houses. The designer brands would send them to their best clients during the holiday seasons with a festive card. They became so popular that collector clubs popped up and fragrance companies started producing them as gift-with-purchase items and inside gift sets.
What is so appealing about the minis is that they are so decorative. Line up a few in a bathroom and you can create a mini art display. I know of one woman who had custom lit shelves built to display her collection. The quality of these minis has improved dramatically too. You can see the detailing in the cap, label and even box.
Fragrance minis are also ideal for travel. The 5 ml size will last a week-long vacation and doesn’t add unnecessary weight to your baggage. It’s also a great way to try out a scent for a week before investing in a full bottle. I’ve had many Cityline viewers tell me they’ve found scents that smell amazing on them through minis. They tried scents they would not normally have bought.
One of the most creative fragrance mini sets coming soon is from Italian fashion house Moschino. Creative Director Jeremy Scott really is the Andy Warhol of the fashion world creating over-the-top fashion and accessories collections. There is always a little humour in everything he produces. For example, he designed his Fresh Couture fragrance bottle to resemble an everyday window cleaning container. He loved the idea of mixing high and low design: a very good quality scent in an everyday bottle. It’s very clever.
Here’s a sneak peek at the Moschino collector fragrance mini set coming this month. It contains two mini teddy bear-shaped bottles of Toy2, a fresh citrus floral scent. And three versions of the Fresh Couture scents: each fruity-floral woody scents. I think these would make ideal stocking stuffers or office gifts.
THE GIVEAWAY: I gave away this set of Moschino mini fragrances to one lucky reader. To enter, I asked readers to tell me in a blog post comment below if this is something that they would give to a friend or family member at holiday time? Sonia C told us and we drew her name from all entries. Congrats Sonia
The Moschino Fragrance Miniature Collection will be available at Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com this month.