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    Default Your Recent Purchases Presentation That Has You In Awe?

    MFK Grand Soir, first time exploring this house and WOW the dark orange amber colored liquid along with the clear bottle gold font and gold cap looks excellent! The packaging is also well thought out like the double box design, hopefully I will explore this house more.
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    Not that recent, but I'd have to say the entire Clive Christian Absolute Oils Collection in crystal. The presentation was fantastic.
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    Great company. Nothing but good things to say about them.
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    Maison Francis Kurkdjian does really good stuff. I'm always satisfied when I pick one of theirs up, be it retail or cheaper.
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    The slightly darker anthracite/silvery coating and sprayer of the 1st edition Bvlgari Aqva is great.

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    My latest Guerlain acquisitions.
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    Few to none of the fragrances bought for myself (and being in a longer term purchasing hiatus for now), perhaps with the exception of the small velvet purses for equally smaller to medium sized travel bottles of l'Erborlario, even more impressive since this house is rather inexpensively to medium priced
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    MFK has some of the best looking bottles. Congrats!
    Recently I haven't bought something which such stellar presentation, but the most beautiful ones are from Carioca by Granado (box and bottle) and Guerlain Insolence EDP- it's that pattern Guerlain bottle, but those bees in the bottle are so cool. The cap is also nice and so is the Guerlain logo on the sprayer. Still I would prefer the fragrances back to their original bottles. L'Instant and Samsara were nice pieces of design.
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    I recently picked up this limited edition set from Atelier des Ors. The presentation is stunning, especially in person. Unfortunately I haven't gotten around to photographing mine yet, but here is the photo from Harrod's Haute Parfemurie:

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweaks View Post
    I recently picked up this limited edition set from Atelier des Ors. The presentation is stunning, especially in person. Unfortunately I haven't gotten around to photographing mine yet, but here is the photo from Harrod's Haute Parfemurie:

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    That looks very nice. Do you know if that set included the very rare Mahayla?
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    That looks very nice. Do you know if that set included the very rare Mahayla?
    Unfortunately not. Nor was acquiring the 15th Anniversary Limited Edition bottle an option either, although I certainly tried. I had the option of selecting five extrait versions of current offerings. I think the list was Lune Feline, Rose Omeyyade, Nuda Veritas, Cuir Sacre, Bois Sikar and Aube Rubis.

    You may already know this, but the case is actually an Atelier des Ors backgammon board/box that also serves as storage for the fragrance bottles. It's quite a unique idea and well executed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    My latest Guerlain acquisitions.
    This one just came in:
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    Quote Originally Posted by tweaks View Post
    Unfortunately not. Nor was acquiring the 15th Anniversary Limited Edition bottle an option either, although I certainly tried. I had the option of selecting five extrait versions of current offerings. I think the list was Lune Feline, Rose Omeyyade, Nuda Veritas, Cuir Sacre, Bois Sikar and Aube Rubis.

    You may already know this, but the case is actually an Atelier des Ors backgammon board/box that also serves as storage for the fragrance bottles. It's quite a unique idea and well executed.
    I actually did know that factoid! It's beautiful. Enjoy it!
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    I’m really impressed with the bottle of Galop I received for Christmas. The way the metal cap clicks into place is extraordinarily satisfying.
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    The magnetic cap on Bleu de Chanel edt is pretty sweet.

    I love ribbed glass. I don't know why I like it so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavard View Post
    The magnetic cap on Bleu de Chanel edt is pretty sweet.

    I love ribbed glass. I don't know why I like it so much.

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    Ribbed bottles are great. I've almost bought Nina Ricci's Biagarade and Tom Ford's Beau de Jour solely on the bottles alone.

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    My vintage bottle of Arpege parfum had a wonderful presentation.

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    Nothing But Sea And Sky - big wow for me.
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    I just received a new bottle from Kerosene and love everything about it. The overall aesthetic is industrial minimalist. The hefty bottle is hand painted with automotive paint and the lettering is hand stamped into the metal label. It comes in a drawstring cloth bag with a simply designed label attached. The human touch is evident and materials unadorned. The house feels personal, not mass produced or test marketed. The artisan sensibility is awesome to me.
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    Not that recent, but the JOVOY box and bottle was pretty stunning when I bought PRIVATE LABLE.

    Nice faux leather box, and a substantial chunk of glass for a bottle with a hearty cap. You can do bicep curls with the bottle.
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    One of my latest ones that look stunning is Nishane's Nefs. It's a dark glass, enclosed in a metallic "cage."

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylinLA View Post
    Not that recent, but the JOVOY box and bottle was pretty stunning when I bought PRIVATE LABLE.

    Nice faux leather box, and a substantial chunk of glass for a bottle with a hearty cap. You can do bicep curls with the bottle.
    Yes, I just received my Jovoy Private Label yesterday from Strawberrynet.com and wow the presentation is excellent they definitely paid attention to detail on the box I have not opened it yet but love the box presentation!
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    One of my latest ones that look stunning is Nishane's Nefs. It's a dark glass, enclosed in a metallic "cage."

    Nice, that one looks stunning!
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    A set of rare obscure Guerlain samples, most of them I ended up enjoying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltasun View Post
    One of my latest ones that look stunning is Nishane's Nefs. It's a dark glass, enclosed in a metallic "cage."

    That's a nifty bottle!
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    The Habit Rouge bottle does look great.

    I overlooked the "purchase" part of the title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh V. View Post
    The Habit Rouge bottle is great looking.

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    I always liked this bottle design but I like how reviewers described it as "kitch done well" and comparing it to the old Avon bottles. I was disappointed when I finally smelled the fragrance. If I remember correctly it's like a ambroxan/gourmand type. Like a fresh/spicy club scent. Not my thing. I guess it's meant to compete with 1 Million, Invictus, and Azzaro Wanted, look and smell-wise. It seems more fitting to have it be some kind of modern fougere or a retro scent.

    But I recently wanted to get a bottle just to have but the 3.4 oz is sold out.
    I'll give credit to the bottle presentation.
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