Have a little extra cash to burn this Holiday season? No? Me either. Surely that shouldn’t stop us from window shopping and oohing and ahhing over something so luxurious as Bond No. 9’s Holiday collection.
Bleecker Street Bejeweled
The choice this holiday for the annual â€œSwarovski treatmentâ€ is Bleecker Street (a gourmand oriental mingling of patchouli, cassis, caramel, woods, and musk.) The limited-edition 100ml lime green-chartreuse-amethyst-gold starburst watercolor flacon is studded, back and front, with a checkerboard pattern of matching crystalsâ€”and for good measure, an extra-large crystal front and center. $395.
The Swarovski All-Stars
Why stop at one new Swarovski-enhanced flacon? They’ve gone overboard and embellished three more of their most coveted scents with the tiniest and most reflective of all the Swarovski stonesâ€”five thousand of them per 50ml bottle. The pearlized milk glass Eau de New York bottle (citruses-cyclamen-jasmine-vetiver) is studded with diamond-colored aurora borealis stones. Chelsea Flowers (peonies-magnolia-rose) is decked with emerald-colored stones. Chinatown (peach-gardenia-tuberose-sandalwood) features ruby-colored stones. $650.
The Crystallized Amphora
Iâ€™ve saved the show-stopper for last: The outsized 42 oz amphora vitrine, breathtakingly covered with 16,500 hand-applied platinum Swarovski stones. Not to forget the bottle topâ€”an elliptical mirror with honeycomb base, the Bond No. 9 signature and a handy golden spigot. Contents? Your choice among Bond’s 32 scents. This bedazzlement comes in a white patent leather gift case, also adorned with crystals. $3,500.
Window shop some more at www.bondno9.com
Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.