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Guerlain’s Exceptional Fragrances

Still need a holiday gift for the beauty fanatic who really, really has everything?  Guerlain’s limited edition fragrances are the answer. The iconic French perfumer is responsible of some of the most exclusive potions ever created, and has paired them with decadent bottles to match. Sure, prices for the larger-than-life bottles start at four figures and climb from there, but you certainly won’t have to worry about anyone else bestowing the same thing. Just think of them as haute couture in fragrance form. Produced with collaborators like jewelers Maison Gripoix, and embroidery house Lesage — allowed names in luxury fashion circles — Guerlain’s rarefied capsule collection has the same handiwork as runway masterpieces. Shalimar Times Two Ah, Shalimar: The name alone conjures femmes fatales, intrigue…all…

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Still need a holiday gift for the beauty fanatic who really, really has everything?  Guerlain’s limited edition fragrances are the answer. The iconic French perfumer is responsible of some of the most exclusive potions ever created, and has paired them with decadent bottles to match.

Sure, prices for the larger-than-life bottles start at four figures and climb from there, but you certainly won’t have to worry about anyone else bestowing the same thing. Just think of them as haute couture in fragrance form. Produced with collaborators like jewelers Maison Gripoix, and embroidery house Lesage — allowed names in luxury fashion circles — Guerlain’s rarefied capsule collection has the same handiwork as runway masterpieces.

Shalimar Times Two

Ah, Shalimar: The name alone conjures femmes fatales, intrigue…all things French and seductive. Choose from two different takes on Guerlain’s signature fragrance, the legendary original, or the lighter Shalimar Parfum Initial, with notes of jasmine, iris and May rose. Each is adorned with an ornate jewel in 24-karat gold and glass from Maison Gripoix that you’ll want to borrow from the bottle.

Blue Period

Women have been dabbing L’Heure Bleue behind their ears since 1912. To celebrate the century milestone, Guerlain has released 43 anniversary edition bottles of the fragrance in a colossal size that’s big enough keep you supplied for a hundred years more.

Or opt for a set containing four variations on L’Heure Bleue, the original formula, plus three more—each intended for a different time of day—all housed in a navy velvet box with silver embroidery by  the famed embroiderer to couturiers, Lesage.

Black Magic

Named for every woman’s indispensable wardrobe item, Guerlain’s fragrance La Petite Robe Noire has sparkling notes of black tea, patchouli and black cherry. The whimsical scent is perfectly suited to its vintage Baccarat bottle bearing the image of a Parisienne trailing a chic little black dress.

Buzz worthy

Leave it to Guerlain to make an outsized insect incredibly alluring. This bee-shaped crystal bottle created by Baccarat contains the perfume Rêve de Lune, a blend of white floral and sultry spicy notes. Only 50 are available worldwide.

Rarer still, is the made-to-order diamond and platinum Secret de la Reine pendant crafted with jeweler Lorenz Bäumer. The jewel-studded bee does double duty as a petite, portable perfume flacon. The recipient’s Guerlain fragrance of choice is part of the pretty package.

 

 

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A Stella Performance!

Stella McCartney stopped by Saks in Boca Raton for some styling and do-gooding

We are honored that the positively fabulous Stella McCartney swung by our Boca Raton store earlier this month to celebrate the opening of her new shop. The in-store event, following a private dinner with top clients, benefited the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers.

Models pose en scene in looks from the Stella McCartney resort collection.

Musical chairs, anyone?

English roses for the English rose herself.

 

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We are honored that the positively fabulous Stella McCartney swung by our Boca Raton store earlier this month to celebrate the opening of her new shop. The in-store event, following a private dinner with top clients, benefited the Florence Fuller Child Development Centers.

Models pose en scene in looks from the Stella McCartney resort collection.

Musical chairs, anyone?

English roses for the English rose herself.

 

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What are your favorite pieces from Stella McCartney? Tell us in the comments or tweet @Saks!


Alber Says

A celebration of Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz as the house’s newest bags hit Saks!

Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz is a thoughtful designer. He is known in the industry for sprinkling his conversation with fashionable aphorisms — or, shall we say, Alberisms. His sayings, like his gorgeous creations, demonstrate a clear perception of what women desire and what makes them look and feel beautiful. Elbaz of late, has turned his attention to perfecting the maison’s handbag range, playing with volumes and weights, using new luxe materials and adding handy features, such as extra pockets. Case in point: The house’s New Partition bag, available at in different sizes and in a range of bright hues —from electric blue to pumpkin orange — with a chain strap, artisanal hand-stitching details and an Art Deco-style clasp. The new resort 2013 collection is now available…

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Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz is a thoughtful designer. He is known in the industry for sprinkling his conversation with fashionable aphorisms — or, shall we say, Alberisms. His sayings, like his gorgeous creations, demonstrate a clear perception of what women desire and what makes them look and feel beautiful.

Elbaz of late, has turned his attention to perfecting the maison’s handbag range, playing with volumes and weights, using new luxe materials and adding handy features, such as extra pockets.

Case in point: The house’s New Partition bag, available at in different sizes and in a range of bright hues —from electric blue to pumpkin orange — with a chain strap, artisanal hand-stitching details and an Art Deco-style clasp.

The new resort 2013 collection is now available at Saks Fifth Avenue stores in San Francisco, Houston, Dadeland, Phoenix, New Orleans, Boca Raton and Boston, and to salute its arrival, SaksPOV has selected six of our favorite Alberisms:

 

SaksPOV's favorite quotes from Lanvin's Alber ElbazSaksPOV's favorite quotes from Lanvin's Alber Elbaz

 

SaksPOV's favorite quotes from Lanvin's Alber Elbaz

SaksPOV's favorite quotes from Lanvin's Alber ElbazSaksPOV's favorite quotes from Lanvin's Alber Elbaz

 

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What are your favorite pieces from Lanvin? Tell us in the comments or tweet @Saks!