Each summer, fragrance houses come out with summer editions of their most popular scents. Calvin Klein updates its Eternity franchise each April with beach-inspired packaging; Dolce & Gabbana offer their Mediterranean vacation scents; and Jean-Paul Gaultier dresses his Classique bottle in palm leaves and peacocks. Each is a little work of art.
But summer 2015 belongs to YSL’s spectacular Paris Premieres Roses Limited Edition scent. It’s a younger, fresher interpretation of the original eau de toilette scent boasting notes of wild rose, violet leaf, neroli, peony, lily-of-the-valley, white musk and sandalwood.
The packaging and bottle design are the brainchild of Japanese artist Que Houxo who studied at the Tama Art University in Tokyo.
He boasts an ultra-modern method of painting. He projects fluorescent painting on the walls, splashing flowers and using a specific light to reveal their intense colours.
It’s in effect, an explosion of fluorescent flowers dancing under UV lights. A handful of trend experts have identified Houxo as a rising star in the art world.
YSL Paris Premieres Roses Limited Edition arrives exclusively at Hudson’s Bay stores in Canada in mid-April.
I gave away one of these exquisite bottles to one lucky follower. Congrats to Sophie Marsolais! We drew her name at random from all the entries below.
Cathlee BantsariApril 13, 2015 at 2:42 pm
I love it when the Scent can actually match the bottle. Scent and container are both a work of ART
Jamie KausApril 13, 2015 at 2:21 pm
Que Houxo’s design is bold and beautiful. Perfect match to this Spring’s bold fashion. 10/10!
VictoriaApril 13, 2015 at 10:30 am
Yes…..and still have them. @Lili_11_15
Carolyn CorrinApril 13, 2015 at 10:27 am
No, I always test them first.
Ankita@corallistaApril 13, 2015 at 10:14 am
That bottle is gorgeous and so is Houxo’s art! I currently live in Tokyo so this is particularly interesting to me!
MariaApril 13, 2015 at 10:12 am
Yup, quite a bit of times
zoe handsApril 13, 2015 at 9:59 am
yep! i brought a taylor swift perfume based on how pretty the bottel was.
Carol MApril 13, 2015 at 9:39 am
No, not yet. @carollushka
eva gerApril 13, 2015 at 9:17 am
Usually artistic bottles have special smell!!ive never had one ..so good luck to everyone!♡ Eva Ger
SuriDrewsApril 13, 2015 at 9:15 am
i have one that has been discontinued
Beth FApril 13, 2015 at 9:14 am
Yes I have. One time I regretted it because I didn’t end up loving the scent, but the other times I really loved the fragrance too!
Daisy KApril 13, 2015 at 9:14 am
I bought Marc Jacobs’ “Daisy” because the flower and name matched my name…it became my only perfume choice for years. ^_^
Spyros M.April 13, 2015 at 9:09 am
Love the bottle..so amazing..
Ioanna AlexopoulouApril 13, 2015 at 8:59 am
I did but it had also an amazing smell!
Ioanna AlexopoulouApril 13, 2015 at 9:04 am
Sandra TillmanApril 13, 2015 at 8:55 am
To be honest, I have!
Erica ReeveApril 13, 2015 at 8:44 am
When I’m picking a fragrance, the design of the bottle is what captures my attention. I buy it based on the way it smells though
KurlenskyApril 13, 2015 at 8:43 am
I am a fan of anything that looks artistic and uniques so yes I have 🙂 but the smell of the perfume is more important
KurlenskyApril 13, 2015 at 9:58 am
Jenn TApril 13, 2015 at 8:42 am
I have been wearing the same parfume for over 10 years and am ready for a change! A pretty bottle is nice on the dresser but I just want a parfume that smells good. @JennTracy2
Emily StempApril 13, 2015 at 8:42 am
@stemplynn yes I bought Brittney 1st perfume without smelling it but loved the bottle
YOLANDA DAVISApril 13, 2015 at 8:39 am
I have, but I have actually liked the smell as well. I wouldn’t buy perfume, just based on how the bottle looks.
SophieApril 13, 2015 at 8:37 am
I bought 3 Annick Goutal collector bottles that are stunning. This YSL seems wonderful too! Fragrance bottles can be small work of art.
Victoria casterApril 13, 2015 at 8:36 am
Yes I have I’d really like to win this
debraApril 13, 2015 at 8:28 am
I have never bought a fragrance bottle for the design. @chanien9
bibiboApril 13, 2015 at 8:26 am
Love the bottle! I want it for my collection!
lauraApril 13, 2015 at 8:24 am
i did! but honestly i liked the smell too